Latino Playwrights/Latino Themed Plays Wanted

August 11, 2014

The Painted Bride, the PDC, and Taller Puertorriqueño are proud to announce an exciting new collaborative series, entitled “The Latino Lounge”!

The series will feature Latino short plays, music, art, and food. In short, it is a celebration of the Latino culture, its various art forms, and an attempt to increase exposure of this culture and art forms to the various peoples of the greater Philadelphia area.

We are currently looking to identify playwrights who are either Latino, or who write plays that focus on the unique experiences of the Latinos.

These writers will be invited to submit short plays that will be read at Taller Puertorriqueño during the months leading up to March, with dates to be announced.

We will then select plays from those read that will be featured in our culminating event, to take place at the Painted Bride on Friday, March 6th, 2015, at 7:30pm. This evening will feature not only the short plays of Latino, or Latino centric writers, but also wonderful Latin food, music, and visual arts.

If interested in being involved in this exciting new program, playwrights should respond as follows:

1) A letter of interest, indicating why your writing would be a good fit for this program, and what the Latino Community means to you.

2) Your playwriting resume.

3) A 10 page sample of your Latino centric writing.


Please mail these items to: Todd Holtsberry, at , by September 15th, 2014, with the subject “Latino Lounge Submission”.

If you have any questions, please contact Todd Holtsberry, at the email above, or Jose Aviles at .

The PDC (Philadelphia Dramatists Center) is a community of playwrights, collaborating artists and audience members dedicated to creating and nurturing new work. We develop resources, stimulate creative partnerships and participate in the ongoing national dialogue about how and why theater is created. We offer many different programs within the PDC as well as with collaborators within the Philadelphia area theater community. To learn more about the PDC, please visit

Drawing from centuries of art and culture from Puerto Rico and Latin America, Taller Puertorriqueño, The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia, is the premier Latino Cultural Center in the region. Founded in 1974 and located in the heart of the Latino Community, Taller crafts and presents programs that educate individuals and the community, promote and celebrate the richness and beauty of our culture, and creates an environment of opportunity with the arts as its engine. To learn more about Taller Puertorriqueño, please visit