The Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago
ALTA - The Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago

Chicagoland Latinx Theater Leaders

Leading the Way*

Artistic & Related Leaders


Alex Meda, Artistic Director of Teatro Luna

Coya Paz, Artistic Director of Free Street Theater

David Cerda, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Hell in a Handbag Productions

David Pintor, Founder and Director of Southside Ignoramus Quartet (SIQ), Education Coordinator with Barrel of Monkeys

Erica Cruz Kadish Hernandez, Talent Agent at Lily's Talent

Esteban Pantoja, Artistic Director of Cabaret Parodia

Henry Godinez, Resident Artistic Associate at the Goodman Theatre, Professor of Theatre at Northwestern University

Jonathan Michael Nieves, Associate Artistic Director of Vision Latino Theatre Company

Jose Burgos, Artistic Director of Repertorio Latino Theater Company

Jose Mendiola, Artistic Director of Grinlight Productions

J. Antonio Mendoza, Managing Artistic Director of BSP Film

Karla Galvan, Artistic Director of Teatro TariaKuri

Laura Alcalá Baker, Artistic Programs Manager at Victory Gardens Theater

Matt Dominguez, Associate Artistic Director of Refuge Theatre Project

Marcela Muñoz, Executive Director and Artistic Co-Director of Aguijon Theater

Max Da Silva, Artistic Director of Grinlight Productions

Miranda Gonzalez, Artistic Director of UrbanTheater Company

Nelson Rodriguez, Artistic Director of Pride Films & Plays

Nelson Velazquez, Artistic Director of Salsation Theater Company

Rachael Jimenez, Casting Assistant at Goodman Theatre

Raul Dorantes, Artistic Director of Colective El Pozo

Rosario Vargas, Founder and Artistic Co-Director of Aguijon Theater

Ricardo Gutierrez, Artistic Director of Teatro Vista, Co-Founder of ALTA

Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The Actor's Gymnasium

Stephanie Diaz, Casting Director at The Chicago Inclusion Project

Xavier Custodio, Artistic Director of Vision Latino Theatre Company

Yajaira Custodio, Associate Artistic Director of Vision Latino Theatre Company

Yolanda Cesta Cursach, Curator of Performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago

Developmental & Administrative Leaders


Abigail Vega, Producer at the Latinx Theater Commons

Audrey Francis, Founder and Director of Expansion at Black Box Acting Studio

Carlos Tortolero, President of the National Museum of Mexican Art, CLATA Founder

David Pintor, Founder and Director of Southside Ignoramus Quartet (SIQ), Education Coordinator with Barrel of Monkeys

Erica Cruz Kadish Hernandez, Talent Agent at Lily's Talent

Gabriel Alaniz, Events Management Associate at Steppenwolf Theatre

Isaac Gomez, Creative Co-Director of ALTA, Professor of Civic Dramaturgy at DePaul University

Ivan Vega, Executive Director and Co-Founder of UrbanTheater Company

Jorge Silva, Producing Coordinator at the Goodman Theatre

Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll, General Manager of Steppenwolf Theatre

Katie Klemme, Professor of Theatre and Stage Management at Loyola, Managing Director at American Theater Co.

Kiana DiStasi, Audience Development Manger at the Goodman Theatre

Marcela Muñoz, Executive Director and Artistic Co-Director of Aguijon Theater

Mariaelena Morales, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Adventure Stage Chicago

Melissa DuPrey, Managing Director of Free Street Theater

Mike Oquendo, Producer of The Mikey O Comedy Show

Myrna Salazar, Founder and Executive Director of CLATA

Nancy Garcia Loza, Creative Co-Director of ALTA

Pepe Vargas, International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago Founder and Executive Director, CLATA Founder

Ricardo Gutierrez, Artistic Director of Teatro Vista, Co-Founder of ALTA

Rose Guccione, Managing Director of Salsation Theater Company

Sylvia Hevia, Managing and Development Director of Teatro Vista

Tanya Saracho, Playwright, Screenwriter, Showrunner, Producer, Co-Founder of ALTA

Tony Bruno, Company Manager of UrbanTheater Company

*Note: This list is ongoing and may not yet be comprehensive or representative of Chicago. If you would like to add yourself or someone else or would like some information updated here, please contact us here.