Jeff Awards Present Panel on Latinx Theater

The Jeff Awards meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Greenhouse Theatre will include a panel discussion on Latinx Theatre. Latinx Theater groups have been forming across the country in the past 10 years. These groups are dedicated to education, advocacy and community amongst Latinx performers. In Chicago, one of the most visible of these groups is ALTA (The Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists of Chicago).

The public is invited, and attendance is free. Please email reservation requests to chair@jeffawards.org. Seating is limited.

The program will begin at 7:30 PM at the Greenhouse, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL and will last about one hour. The regular Jeff Awards meeting for members will follow the panel discussion after a short break.

The panel (scheduled to appear) for the discussion:

Cruz Conzalez-Cadel is an award winning Argentine actor, singer and dancer. Her Chicago credits include work with Steep Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Court Theatre, the Hypocrites and Teatro Vista where she is an Ensemble Member. . She was featured as one of the Chicago Tribune’s 10 Hot New Faces of Chicago Theatre’ in 2017 and won a Jeff Award for Performance in a Principal Role in a Play for her portrayal of Lela in ‘Lela & Co.’

Henry Godinez is the Resident Artistic Associate at Goodman Theatre. As an actor, Godinez appeared most recently in the Goodman/Teatro Buendía of Cuba world premiere of Pedro Páramo, and at Writers Theatre in the title role of Quixote: In the Conquest of Self. He has also appeared on television in Above the Law, The Beast, The Chicago Code, Boss,
and Chicago Fire. He also served as director of the Goodman’s Latino Theatre Festival.

Regina Garcia is an Illinois-based scenic designer. She is a company member with Rivendell Theatre Company and Teatro Vista, in Chicago, and a Regional Associate Member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. As an Advisory Board member of the Latinx Theatre Commons, Regina is co-champion of Café Onda’s La Esquinita; the production notebook for Latinx designers and artisans working on stages across the nation.

Full bios available at www.jeffawards.org.

As part of its continuing theatre education program for Jeff members and the public, the Jeff Awards hosts panel discussions on excellence in judging categories. Following the moderated discussion, a question and answer period will take place. The panel discussions are recorded and made available on the Jeff website www.jeffawards.org and on YouTube. Videos of previous panel discussions also are available on the website and on YouTube.