What do you say?

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A fundraising campaign for IATI Theater

Some people say that the Arts aren't necessary. 

We say that a salsa class is an opportunity for a senior suffering from Alzheimer’s disease to connect with their peers and grant them moments of happiness.


They say there are more important things than art. 

We say that a new playwright seeing their words on stage will give them the encouragement they need to keep sharing transformative stories.


They say we don't need representation. 

We say a play in Spanish will help Latinx kids feel proud, by representing their history and making them feel seen.


What do you say?

DONATE NOW.  Help IATI in its mission to foster inclusion, happiness, and community through the Arts.



OUR ARTISTIC VISION

IATI is committed to producing works that are original, exciting, bold, and experimental; yet intimate and engaging. Telling Latinx stories, and stories from a Latinx point-of-view.


IATI's WORK IS 

By, for, or featuring Latinx and Hispanic artists

Contemporary and/or avant-garde in style

Pushes the edge, provokes thought and inspires dialogue and introspection


OUR PROGRAMS


Todo Vanguardia Mainstage Series 

IATI presents a crop of fresh, cutting-edge, avant-garde works every year that make up the IATI repertoire. Our productions feature the collaborative passions of emerging and established Latinx artists. Most of these productions are presented at our charming and beautiful 70-seat Mainstage Theater.



CIMIENTOS: Play Development Program

For the past 20 years, we have supported hundreds of writers with staged readings, workshops, and artistic guidance.

 

Children's Shows

We create magical new plays with puppets, masks, dance and music for children aged 4-10. Our traveling troupe of actors tours the shows through schools, libraries, and other venues. The plays foster mutual respect for all persons, broadens understanding of ourselves, celebrates Latinx cultural heritage, and engaging students’ imagination and creativity.

 

Artistic Workshops for Seniors

We bring theater, dance, music, and arts education programs to senior centers all over the city. Classes include: Acting, Ensemble Theatre, Playwriting, Stage Combat, Tango, Viewpoints Technique, Voice/Breathing Techniques, Body Movement, and Latin Dance Swing.

 

Women's History Month Celebration

In March, we shine a light on the traditionally-overlooked power and persistence of women of color, female immigrants, and working female artists. Events include a panel discussing the role of women in art, a spoken word reading by female writers, and a curated exhibition of female artists. 

 

Pride Celebration

In June, we celebrate Gay Pride month by offering a platform to a diverse group of LGBTQ+ artists, inviting the audience to visit their imaginations and be part of their stories. Events include site-specific performance art, a panel discussion on queer artists, and a curated exhibition by LGBTQ+ artists.

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About the Organization

IATI Theater is a NY-based performing arts company, founded in 1968. Its mission is to create, develop and present new theatrical productions by contemporary Latinx artists. It uses theater, music and dance from different heritages to address current issues facing NYC's Latinxs, strengthening community engagement and social awareness. Through education and outreach programs, IATI seeks to serve as a bridge between artists and under-served communities, bringing art to those in economic, ethnic and social isolation.