El Teatro Campesino

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    32 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Founded in 1965 with social justice at its core, El Teatro Campesino dramatizes the plights and causes of farmworkers and Latinos, and has since expanded its repertory to include an array of productions embracing worldwide struggles. Known primarily as an ensemble theater, the troupe draws upon local talent reflective of the communities whose narratives it brings to life for more than 10,000 audience members each year. A grant to the San Juan Bautista-based company will support its efforts to strategically extend its reach to San Jose, as the company seeks to broaden its base of support and expands its audiences. Likewise, El Teatro Campesino seeks to develop multiple ensembles and expand its training programs.
About the Grantee
Post Office Box 1240
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Grants to this Grantee
for organizational adaptation  

El Teatro Campesino develops and presents new works of Latino theater. El Teatro Campesino was born out of farm worker strikes in the 1960s, and remains committed to generating social change through the arts. The organization serves predominately, but not exclusively, Latino audiences and students, and offers professional mainstage productions, low-cost or free community arts presentations, and arts education. In a typical year, it serves 6,000 people with more than 30 performances in schools and theaters, as well as public or outdoor venues. This grant will support El Teatro Campesino in making organizational adaptations and advance the Performing Arts Program’s Communities strategy.

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