Teatro Campesino

Feature

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Luis Valdez has written and directed such films as "La Bamba" and "Zoot Suit" for Hollywood. But in the late 1960's he didn't even have a theater, just a flatbed truck, a few costumes and fake moustaches, and the drive to bring theater to Mexican-American laborers. Valdez founded Teatro Campesino — the Farmworkers Theater which has entertained fruit pickers and their families for 40 years. Peter Crimmins talked to Valdez about his dream of art for the people.

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Peter Crimmins

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