Teatro Campesino


Saturday, November 27, 2004

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 costume 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. 


Peter Crimmins

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