The Ground at 20: Independence and Reciprocity
The Ground at 20: Independence and Reciprocity - The Latino Theater Company
Interviewed by Chantal Rodriguez of The Latino Theater Company
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of “The Ground on Which I Stand,” August Wilson’s seminal remarks delivered at the TCG National Conference, we hosted The Ground at 20, an arc at the 2016 TCG National Conference to celebrate the legacies of veteran leaders of theatres of color. Over three days, The Ground at 20 featured intergenerational conversations about the visions of these leaders, the enduring impact of their theatres, and the current state of theatres of color in the field. These conversations were recorded as part of TCG’s Legacy Leaders of Color Video Project, which seeks to create a roadmap for future theatre leaders and raise broader cultural awareness about the essential value of theatres of color.
As part of her TCG Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship, Evelina Fernandez and members of the Latino Theater Company gave an overview of their 30-year history and unveil the Latino Theater Company Digital Archive Project. Learn how this ground-breaking ensemble has evolved from working in regional theater to becoming an independent company and operators of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, while continuing to create work in a contemporary setting.
The Latino Theater Company (LTC) celebrates 30 years of commitment to the creation of exciting, thought-provoking theater in Los Angeles. Their mission at the LATC is to provide a world-class arts center for those pursuing artistic excellence; a laboratory where both tradition and innovation are honored and honed; a place where the convergence of people, cultures, and ideas contribute to the future. The members of the company include José Luis Valenzuela, Evelina Fernandez, Sal Lopez, Geoffrey Rivas, Lucy Rodriguez and the late Lupe Ontiveros.
To learn more about The Ground at 20, contact Elena Chang.