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?
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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
- 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.