Latin American / Latinx / Theater / Performance Today

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Festival and Symposium

We invite you to join us for the 8th Latin American / Latinx / Theater / Performance Today Festival and Symposium, April 13 - 17, 2022 at the University of Kansas. This year’s conference theme is incarceration: literal and figurative, political and existential, professional and personal. How do custody, detention, and incarceration shape societies? What are the antonyms or antidotes to incarceration? And how are these themes manifested in Latin American and Latinx theater and performance, understood broadly?

The symposium begins Wednesday afternoon, April 1, with registration, a reception, and a performance, and concludes the night of Saturday, April 4, with a special performance and concert. Additional information will be communicated over the coming months on this website. The deadline for abstracts for papers or workshops is October 1st.

The symposium and festival are sponsored by Latin American Theatre Review (LATR)Latin American Theatre Review Books (LATR Books) and Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, a designated Title VI U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center, at the University of Kansas.