Performing Across the Americas: the State of Transnational Touring in the Arts

Panelists discuss the state of transnational touring between the US and Latin America, as well as within Latin America. They include Elizabeth Doud (Director of the Performing Americas program), Fernando Umaña (performance curator with La Red), Gustavo Uano (performance curator with La Red), and Joe Randel (Director of Texas Performing Arts’ ArtesAméricas Program).

For more than a decade, the Performing Americas program has been actively involved in supporting production exchanges between the US and Latin America in response to declining support from philanthropies and the US government. During much of that time, Texas Peforming Arts’ ArtesAméricas program has been doing this work as arts presenting organization. While the NEA's reintroduction of the "Southern Exposure" granting program in 2011 represents a recent national effort to forge cultural exchanges with Latin America, many artists and arts presenters are still looking for longer term methods of cultural exchange. All four presenters will discuss the distinct systems of cultural patronage support across the Americas, as well as their shared efforts to manifest ethical transnational touring networks.


 This event is sponsored by the Performance as Public Practice Program, the Department of Theatre and Dance, and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS).  

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

B. Iden Payne Theatre, F. Loren Winship Drama Building (WIN), 2.112
300 E. 23rd Street, Austin, TX 78712

Event Type

Arts & Humanities


College of Fine Arts, Department of Theatre and Dance

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public



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