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Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Produced in San Juan Bautista, California, in 1990.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had ga...
Alt Title(s): Ubu roi (rehearsal)
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed in San Juan Bautista, California, on May 4, 1996.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had ga...
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed at Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, in Sept. 2001.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had ga...
Alt Title(s): Four agitators, Measures taken
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed in San Juan Bautista, California, in 2001.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had ga...
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed in San Juan Bautista, California, on July 30, 2000.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino (www.elteatrocampesino.com) was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their 'actos' in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in...
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed at El Teatro Campesino Playhouse, San Juan Bautista, California, in 1998.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had ga...
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed in San Juan Bautista, California, in 1997.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had ga...
Alt Title(s): PG & E action
Collection Title(s): EL Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed at The Women's Building, San Francisco, California, in Feb. 2001.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had ga...
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed in San Juan Bautista, California, in 1987.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had ga...
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: On tour, 1973.
Synopsis: This Carpa de los Rasquachis was preceded by another carpa (tent show) written by Luis Valdez, called La Carpa Cantiflesca (1972). Since 1965, Valdez had described El Teatro Campesino as a cross between Brecht and Cantinflas. La Carpa Cantinflesca was his attempt to pay homage to the great comic and Mexican movie star Mario Moreno, a.k.a. Cantinflas, who had begun his career performing in Mexican...
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed in San Juan Bautista, California, in 1999.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had ga...
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed in San Isidro, Mexico (on the border of San Diego, CA) in Apr. 2001.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had ga...
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed at the Old Mission of San Juan Bautista, California, on Dec. 15, 1995.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had ga...
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed at El Teatro Campesino Playhouse, San Juan Bautista, California, in Apr. 2002.
Synopsis: This video documents El Teatro Campesino's performance Mummified Deer. The play was inspired by a 1984 newspaper article describing an 86-year-old woman in Juarez, Mexico who was found to be carrying a 60-year-old mummified fetus in her womb. Fifteen years later, playwright, director and founder of ETC Luis Valdez returned to the article while simultaneously embarking on a highly personal investi...
Alt Title(s): Sellouts
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Recorded at KNBC studios, Burbank, CA, in 1972.
Synopsis: Los Vendidos is a television adaptation of an acto first staged by El Teatro Campesino in 1967. The piece is set in Honest Sancho's Used Mexican Lot and Curio Shop, where various models of Chicano automatons (robots) are displayed for sale by Honest Sancho. Into his shop comes Miss Jimenez who represents the governor's office (at the time, Ronald Reagan's) and is in search of a Mexican type for t...
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed in San Juan Bautista, California, in May 2001.
Synopsis: It is the summer of 1973, and the United Farm Workers are fighting for their lives. Led by Cesar Chavez, a march comes to Burlap, California, a fictional tank town in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. This is the background for playwright, director and El Teatro Campesinos founder Luis Valdez vintage classic, Mundo Mata a period piece that exposes the raw realities of life in a small farmworke...
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed at Mission San Juan Bautista, California, on Mar. 24, 1989.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had ga...
Alt Title(s): Four apparitions of our Lady of Guadalupe
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed at San Juan Bautista Mission, San Juan Bautista, California, in Dec. 1994.
Synopsis: Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had ga...
Alt Title(s): Interview with Mario Matallana (Teatro Taller de Colombia), Mario Matallana
Location: Interviewed in Bogota, Colombia, on Aug. 24, 1999.
Synopsis: Interview with theater director and founder of street theater ensemble Teatro Taller de Colombia, Mario Matallana, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez. In this interview, Matallana talks about the strong experiential, aesthetic and political ties between his theater work and Chicano theater, especially in relation to the work of Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino. Issues of Latino...
Alt Title(s): Interview with Santiago García (Teatro La Candelaria), Santiago García
Location: Interviewed in Bogota, Colombia, on Aug. 9, 10, and 19, 1999.
Synopsis: Three-session interview with Santiago García, theater director, theorist, playwright, and founder of renowned Colombian theater ensemble Teatro La Candelaria (www.teatrolacandelaria.org.co), conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez. In this extensive interview, García discusses key topics germane to his artistic work, narrating his first experiences in theater, the artistic trajectory o...
Alt Title(s): Interview with Enrique Buenaventura (Teatro Experimental de Cali), Enrique Buenaventura
Location: Interviewed in Cali, Colombia, on Aug. 11 (part 1) and Aug. 17 (parts 2 and 3), 1999.
Synopsis: Interview with renowned Colombian theater director, theorist and playwright Enrique Buenaventura, founder of the Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez. In this extensive interview, Buenaventura discusses key topics germane to his artistic work, narrating his first experiences in theater and literature, the influences and lessons of his many travels ...
Alt Title(s): Interview with Jacqueline Vidal (Teatro Experimental de Cali), Jacqueline Vidal
Location: Interviewed in Cali, Colombia, on Aug. 14, 1999.
Synopsis: Interview with theater practitioner Jacqueline Vidal, director of renowned theater ensemble Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez. In this interview, Jaqueline talks about her passage from her native France to Colombia with her husband (TEC's founder Enrique Buenaventura), her life as a theater artist, her collaborative process with Buenaventura, an...
Alt Title(s): Tales of passion and revolution
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Recorded at KQED studios, San Francisco, CA, on Apr. 1, 1987.
Synopsis: Corridos: Tales of Passion and Revolution, nationally broadcast on PBS and the winner of the George Peabody for excellence in Television in 1987, was the final result of the El Teatro Campesino's stage production of the same name. The piece began as a five week workshop in ETC's San Juan Bautista playhouse in the summer of 1982, exploring the stories and narrative lyrics of Mexican popular ballad...
Collection Title(s): El Teatro Campesino collection
Location: Performed in San Juan Bautista, California, in 2003.
Synopsis: Arguably El Teatro Campesinos most famous play, Zoot Suit was originally produced in 1978 at the Mark Taper Form where it ran for an unprecedented twelve weeks and has since then been revived numerous times, including this production in 2003. In 1981, it was adapted into a feature film for Universal Films. Zoot Suit is based on the 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder mystery and the Zoot Suit Riots that oc...