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Meet LatinUS Theater Company

Today we’d like to introduce you to LatinUS Theater Company. Them and their team share their story with us below:

LatinUs Theater Company, Inc. was formed and registered in the State of Ohio in January 2018 to fulfill a growing need for Hispanic/Latino artistic space for our voice, cultural expressions, and artistic manifestations in Northeast Ohio. We received the status of a 501c3 non-profit organization from the federal government in May 2018. Our passion is to improve the cultural experience and quality of life of the Hispanic community of the Clark-Fulton neighborhood area and the Latin American population in Greater Cleveland by providing access to genuine theater works in Spanish that promote and protect our culture and traditions. In addition, LatinUs productions will introduce the public at large to the rich and diverse theatrical traditions of the Spanish-language theater in its original form – with English subtitles. 

We strongly believe that improving access to quality and genuine artistic expressions that fit our community will improve the dignity of a neighborhood that has been culturally impoverished through the decades. Since the Hispanic community has been losing its identity, traditions, and cultural stories, LatinUs Theater Company envisions to be the organization that will bring back ethnic pride and consciousness. 

Our company will portray and explore who we are so that our community members can see themselves reflected in a positive way, offering a rewarding experience to our youth, adults, seniors, and the general public. LatinUs Theater’s primary goal is to contribute to the education of our community by promoting and producing artistic and theatrical works in Spanish and honoring the cultural heritage and traditions of the Latin American and immigrant populations of Northeast Ohio. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Starting a nonprofit company from scratch with no money was considered a crazy idea by many but with the support of many charity foundations in Cleveland, the dream became a reality. 

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?

Cultural and artistic activities enrich and improve the quality of life and the development of the community. 


The creation of a Hispanic multicultural theater and arts center for those pursuing artistic excellence provides a workspace that honors tradition while also allowing artists to express themselves and contribute to the progression of the culture of Ohio by involving the community in the development and conservation of arts and culture. 


To create and produce passionate, professional, and world-class theater in an artistic environment to develop artists from our Latino/Hispanic community in Ohio. This vision will encourage the art of all Hispanic cultures in the community from local artists through production, workshops, and seminars. 

We know are currently in our fourth year and have done 7 productions and have since a year ago our own Blackbox theater. All our productions are classical Latino theater in Spanish with English supertitles. 

Is there any advice you’d like to share with our readers who might just be starting out?
Networking with the right people and organizations is essential at the moment of opening a nonprofit organization. Taking as many workshops on the field as need it is also essential. 


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