An intersectional approach to creating a season.  Be part of the process as we read and develop the work. The Latino Theater Company’s Summer Reading Series gathers together Los Angeles’ most exciting voices for a weekend of sharing and celebrating brave new work with our family of artists and community free of charge. 7 new works by Los Angeles playwrights have been selected and will be given a staged reading by professional directors and actors on the various stages of The Los Angeles Theatre Center.


Five plays from last year’s Summer Reading Series received premieres in our 2018/19 season. New work is born at The LATC.  


Written by Gabriel Rivas Gomez

THISABILITY tells the story of Zuly, a teen with cerebral palsy, who joins a rock competition. She starts a band with a pair of misfits. Together they learn that being a rockstar is not about being invincible but exposing old wounds. 

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 7:00 P.M.

Written by Augusto Federico Amador

Haunted by his childhood UFO abduction; a long estranged son, Ernie, returns home to his dying repressive father, The Old Vato, and dangerous half-brother Paco, to learn the truth about the mysterious disappearance of his beloved half-brother Angel.

Friday, August 23, 2019 | 8:25 P.M.

Written by Israel Lopez Reyes

This play follows an overweight teenage boy the week his father leaves him. Coping with the separation, Bautista decides to anchor himself at his father's favorite 24-hour taqueria and eat his way through the New Year. 

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 2:00 P.M.

Written by Mark Robert Swiech

A postdoctoral student working in a Nobel Prize-winning professor's high-powered chemistry lab is on the verge of finding a long-elusive solution to a famous problem, much to the delight of the cash-strapped school's dean.  But when the final step of the experiment suspiciously goes wrong, all three scramble to get to the bottom of what happened, and everyone's worst side comes out as they confront each other's ambitions, ulterior motives, and self-interests in the process.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 3:30 P.M.

Written by Marlow Wyatt

13 year old SHE is forced to "make her own way" and face the harsh realities of adult life after she gets an opportunity to attend the prestigious Vanguard Academy. SHE copes through a world of poetry and discovers that the small town she so desperately wanted to escape is filled with the very people who give her wings to fly.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 6:00 P.M.

Written by Cristina Alicia Martinez

Luna deals with the grief of losing her childhood best friends. She looks to the stars and moon for comfort as she navigates being alone in the night. When suddenly her best friends come back to her, but they're different and grown-up.  Luna struggles to come to terms with the reality of what has happened to her friends.

Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 2:00 P.M.

Written by Evelina Fernandez

Molly, separated from her husband and in desperate need of a childcare provider, discovers Juana standing at her doorstep and soon Molly and her kids are swept up into Juana's magical and charming ways.  But, who is she, really? 

Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 3:40 P.M.

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