Teatrotaller celebrates 30 years of great theatre

Teatrotaller, (Spanish for "Theater-workshop"), founded in 1993 by a group of enthusiastic and energetic students on the Cornell campus will be celebrating 30 years with a series of special events this Spring semester. With the idea of preserving and promoting Spanish, Latin American and Latinx cultures through theater, Teatrotaller has devoted itself to the production of plays in Spanish and "Spanglish." Now, 30 years later, with almost 100 productions to its credit, Teatrotaller holds a well-earned reputation for excellence in artistic performances. In addition to its regular performances in Cornell University, Teatrotaller has also performed nationally at many locations throughout the USA, and internationally in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and South Asia.

The first, in the series, will be Honduran born activist, youth pastor, rapper, and writer, Douglas Oviedo. Oviedo came to the United States with one of the 2018 caravans. We invite you to join Oviedo for a conversation about his migrant trajectory and his play, “Caravaneros” on March 1 at 1:00 pm via zoom.

To attend register here: 

The second event, welcomes Cornell alum, Jorge Silva ’12 back to Cornell. Silva, managing director of the Wirtz Center for Performing Arts at Northwestern University, will be joining us in person to lead a neo-futurist workshop on March 15 at 1:00 pm in the Schwartz Center black box theater.

The series will close with Cornell alum and founder of Teatrotaller, Isabel Ramos ’96. Ramos, a theater director at the University of Puerto Rico, will be joining us via zoom following the performance run of her new post Hurricane Maria meditation,  “Antigona frente al mar” on April 19 at 1:00 pm.

To attend please register here: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctc-mhrzgqH9QnPrsNiSDIe60KLIRUXlhC

“Teatrotaller has been a community-oriented group, following the passions and concerns of talented student leaders, but always open to all and with a commitment to making the highest quality theatre possible, given the constraints of time and money,” Castillo said. “Over the Cornell generations, the group has evolved from presenting mostly Spanish and Latin American repertoire works to a more intense focus on the most important social issues affecting Latin American and Latinx communities today.”



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Teatrotaller group photo circa 2000