Jorge Huerta

Prof. Huerta is Chancellor’s Associates Professor of Theatre, Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. He is a leading authority on contemporary Chicana/o and US Latina/o Theatre and a professional director. He has published widely, including Chicano Theatre: Themes and Forms and Chicano Drama: Performance, Society, and Myth. In 2007 he was awarded the Association for Theatre in Higher Education “Lifetime Achievement in Educational Theater” award. In 2008 he was recognized as the “Distinguished Scholar” by the American Society for Theatre Research. In 2009 he was honored by the California State Assembly for “Outstanding Achievement in Theatre Arts.”



  • Latino Theater Alliance/Los Angeles Writers’ Circle
    A report on the Latino Theater Alliance/Los Angeles Writers Circle first annual Playwrights’ Nest Festival.
  • Encuentro 2014: Moving Forward, Never Forgetting the Past
    This is a historic and life-changing event that few people realize has its precedents in the annals of Chicana/o theater history. A theater festival is the natural manifestation of the collective desire to celebrate a people’s history, myths, hopes, and dreams; to share ideas and quite simply to be renewed in one’s mission as cultural workers.

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.
  • Latina/o Theater and Performance: Looking Back, Going Forward Together
    As a theater historian I am often asked “What is the state of US Latina/o theater today?” I look forward to this and many other questions, which will be explored, debated, and discussed, at the Latino Theater Commons National Convening October 31-November 2, 2013 in Boston. Although I believe “you can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been,” ultimately this convening will be about the future—where are we, as individuals and as communities going?