The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Arts & Cultural organization, committed to foster and showcase thought provoking Latino theater artists, primarily in Chicago, to preserve cultural heritage, inspire a cross-cultural audience, create more equitable representation on stages and access to funding for Latinos in theater, and increase youth/emerging artists access to the industry and job opportunities.
Through the annual Destinos festival and Destinos al Aire, CLATA amplifies dynamic Latinos stories told by Latino theater artists from Chicago, across the U.S. and Latin America that transcend boundaries, and reflect the world we live in. The festival presents full length Latino theater productions, student matinees, panels and post show talk-backs with artists. “Destinos al Aire”, the outdoor multidisciplinary pop up Latino extravaganza brings theater to the community. In May 2023, CLATA will launch Inicios a Latine playwright festival to give more opportunities to Latine playwrights to increase visibility and opportunities to get their stories to be fully produced on stage.