Chantal Rodriguez

Chantal Rodriguez, PhD is the Programming Director and Literary Manager for the Latino Theater Company, operators of the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC). A part of the Latino Theater Company family since 2009, Rodriguez has helped produce over twelve seasons of culturally diverse work at the LATC. Dr. Rodriguez is also a scholar in the field of Theater and Performance Studies with a specialization in US Latina/o Theater and Performance. Currently an adjunct professor of Theater at CalArts, she has also taught at Loyola Marymount University, UCLA, and California State University, Northridge. Her work has been published in journals including: Theatre Journal, Latin American Theatre Review, e-misferica, and Theatre Research International.  In 2011, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press published her monograph, The Latino Theatre Initiative/Center Theatre Group Papers which was nominated for three Latino Literacy Now International Book Awards. She has been recognized as a Young Leader of Color by Theatre Communications Group and is also a Steering Committee member of the National Latina/o Theatre Commons and the Latino Theater Alliance of Los Angeles.





Blognews, trends, insights

  • 2015 LTC Carnaval Breakout Session Reflections
    A report out on 2015 LTC Carnaval Breakout Sessions on advocacy, artmaking, convening/networking, and scholarship.
  • Calling Future American Theater Leaders: We Want You!
    The Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC) in downtown Los Angeles is looking for ten arts leaders of various backgrounds who represent the future leadership of the American theater to apply to our newly minted Artistic Leaders Fellowship. The Fellowship will take place from October 1 through November 21, 2014 at The LATC, and run concurrently with the 2014 LATC Encuentro—the largest National Latina/o theater festival in over twenty-five years. // El Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC), localizado en el centro de Los Ángeles, busca a 10 diversos líderes en las artes que representan el futuro liderato del Teatro Americano para que soliciten la nueva beca llamada Artistic Leaders Fellowship. Este programa se llevará a cabo del 1 de octubre al 21 de noviembre en el LATC en paralelo con el Encuentro LATC 2014—el festival nacional latino más grande en la nación en los pasados veinticinco años.
  • Announcing the 2014 LATC Encuentro: A National Latina/o Theatre Festival
    The Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC), in association with the Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC), is proud to announce the 2014 LATC Encuentro: A National Latina/o Theatre Festival. This groundbreaking festival will be the largest national Latina/o theater festival in over twenty-five years, bringing together 100 artists from across the country to explore the aesthetic, thematic, and cultural diversity in the field.
  • Towards a National Latina/o Festival, Planning an Encuentro in Los Angeles
    What are the unique needs of U.S. Latina/o theater companies and artists? How do our works reflect the changing landscape of the American theater? What works make up the Latina/o theater canon? Does Latina/o theater follow traditional models of theater creation?