About
The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) was created from a need to help emerging playwrights stage their work. We have to tell our stories – to have our voices heard.

Chicago is home to countless quality Latino theater groups. Yet, very few have a space they call home.The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2016 by a group of Latino cultural leaders: the International Latino Cultural Center, the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance and arts executive Myrna Salazar.

We have three main goals: the first is to produce the country’s leading international Latino theater festival with an emphasis on showcasing local Latino theater artists; second, is to provide technical and professional support for Chicago’s Latino theater groups, not only to be sustainable but to thrive as well; third, is to build a permanent home for Chicago’s Latino theater groups.

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Schedule
Theater transports people to a place that transcends boundaries, and towards a broader outlook on the world. Through this, the inaugural Chicago International Latino Theater Festival – DESTINOS, shares the belief in the power of theater to amplify first-voice Latino artists and to create a cross-cultural experience.

Check out the line up for the 1st Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, Destinos!

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Programs
CLATA is producing the First Chicago International Latino Theater Festival: Destinos, this fall.

The festival will bring together local, national, and international theater groups from Latin America and the Caribbean… stay tuned for the full programming coming out this August.

Local Latino theaters will be presented with equal billing to their national and international theater counterparts
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We have three main goals: the first is to produce the country’s leading international Latino theater festival with an emphasis on showcasing local Latino theater artists; second, is to provide technical and professional support for Chicago’s Latino theater groups, not only to be sustainable but to thrive as well; third, is to build a permanent home for Chicago’s Latino theater groups. Be a part of this new and exciting project!!
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Support
Assist local Latino theater groups in professionalizing their staffs, programs, boards and skills, to enhance their capacity and become sustainable.Help us provide educational training forums at schools in which actors, directors, and playwrights can inspire youth to appreciate performing arts, and to possibly pursue a career in the arts. Assist in the marketing and fund development for Latino theater groups.
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