Latinx Theatre Commons
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Latinx Theatre Commons Mission Statement
The Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) is a national movement that uses a commons-based approach to transform the narrative of the American theatre, to amplify the visibility of Latinx performance making, and to champion equity through advocacy, art making, convening, and scholarship. The LTC is a flagship program of HowlRound Theatre Commons, located in the Office of the Arts at Emerson College in Boston, MA.
How the LTC Works
The LTC is composed of a volunteer Steering Committee that donates their time, knowledge, and skills in service to the mission of advancing the state of Latinx theatre and theatre-making in the United States via regular organizing and subcommittee meetings, and an Advisory Committee who provides as-needed guidance and support when required. The Steering Committee meets once per month, and all participate in at least one of the subcommittees that meet at regular intervals, supported by the Producer. Decisions are made by consensus. The LTC defines “consensus” not as everyone agreeing on everything, but that folx instead agree to move forward, based on a set of common values (above). The bulk of the work of the LTC happens in subcommittees of 6-10 people who are working on specific projects or issue areas. Each subcommittee or project has a champion or a set of co-champions, who are Steering Committee members leading that group and animating the vision for its work. A core value of the LTC is transparency, and the Producer has a huge hand in making sure all parties are aware of LTC activities and updates at all times.