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BLOG ARTICLE ILLINOIS HUMANITIES GRANTEE SPOTLIGHT: Myrna Salazar, co-founder & executive director, Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA)

Myrna Salazar, co-founder and executive director of Chicago Latino Theater Alliance.

Project Name:
“Destinos” 3rd Annual Chicago International Latino Theater Festival

Location:
Chicago, IL

Organization:
Founded in 2016 through a new collaboration between the National Museum of Mexican Art, the International Latino Cultural Center, and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, CLATA aims to produce the country’s leading Latino theater festival (“Destinos”), to provide organizational and financial support for Chicago’s Latino theater groups, and to build a permanent home for Chicago’s Latino theater companies to thrive and grow.

Project:
“Destinos” takes place at several venues throughout Chicago, with over 93 performances, 10 student matinees, 50 post-show discussions, 4 panel discussions, and 3 workshops.  Last year the festival presented work by 5 local theatre companies, 3 national companies, and 3 international companies.  Primary partnerships for last year’s festival included Aguijón Theatre Co., Repertorio Latino Theatre Co., Teatro Vista, Urban Theatre Co., and Water People Theatre, as well as Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and Steppenwolf Theatre.

Read more about CLATA and Destinos, and read a Q&A with Myrna Salazar, co-founder and executive director.

Grantee Spotlight:
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