Hispanic Theaters at a Crossroads

Jan 30, 2012


Hispanic theaters are at a crossroads in Washington
By David Montgomery
The Washington Post
January 6, 2012


"The context for Latino theater has changed since the 1970s, and the theaters are struggling to adjust to new economic and demographic forces. The old mission of presenting brave plays from Latin America and Spain, as well as Spanish classics, bumps against a new one of staying relevant to increasingly bilingual descendants of immigrants." While this article focuses on Washington, DC, it has broader implications.

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DIVERSITY: Leadership
DIVERSITY: Diversity and the Arts
DIVERSITY: Artistic
DIVERSITY: Latino / Hispanic
DIVERSITY: Administration
DIVERSITY: Generations
DIVERSITY: Marketing
DIVERSITY: Development / Fundraising
DIVERSITY: Education
DIVERSITY: Audience Development
DIVERSITY: Socio-Economic Status
DIVERSITY: White/Caucasian





 
 
 
 

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