In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and through a robust conversation co-moderated by Broadway’s Maria Torres (On Your Feet!, Swing!) and NYTB’s own Héctor Flores Jr., New York Theatre Barn will host A Seat at the Table: A Panel of Latinx Theatre Creators on September, 22th, 2021 at 7PM EDT. The live virtual roundtable presentation will serve as a benefit for our company and will support an upcoming residency of Jesse Sanchez's Sueños: Our American Musical.
Joining Torres and Flores at the table will be Andréa Burns (On Your Feet!, In the Heights), Natascia Diaz (Man of La Mancha, The Capeman), Robi Hager (Spring Awakening, Little Duende), Emilio Sosa (Tony-nominated costume designer, chair of the American Theatre Wing), Jaime Lozano (The Yellow Brick Road, Present Perfect), Shereen Pimentel (West Side Story), Vanessa Garcia (Sesame Street, Amparo), Victoria Collado (Latin History for Morons, Amparo) and more.
Acclaimed Latinx leaders of the entertainment industry will take up space to collectively investigate, inspire, and ignite the future of the performing arts. New York Theatre Barn is committed to creating a safe space to have uncomfortable conversations comfortably, and believes that there is a place for all of us at the table of the American Theatre.
Tickets include access to the livestream and recording available on-demand.
Participating sponsors include Botanika Beauty - a Latinx owned hair and beauty company, and ErinCondren - a leading lifestyle organization brand launching a collection and celebrating National Latinx Heritage Month by giving 35% of their net proceeds to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund through October 15th, 2021.
This roundtable follows two other A Seat at the Table roundtables presented by the company: A Panel on Women in the Theatre (including Maria Torres, Ann Harada, Sammi Cannold, Eva Price, L. Morgan Lee) and A Panel on Inclusivity in the Theatre (including Baayork Lee, Daniel J. Watts, Ken Davenport, Kirsten Childs, Joe Iconis).