Mission: LATEA (Latin American Theater Experiment Associates)
is a performing arts theater company that has been a Latino cultural staple for over 30 years. Through multicultural and multidisciplinary initiatives at The Clemente, which it helped establish, LATEA assiduously promotes and produces Latino performing arts to and for Latinos and multicultural audiences.
At our theater, New York based Latino / Latin American artists can create multidisciplinary work through co-productions in a collaborative environment. Our mission encompasses producing experimental theater as well as co-producing dance, film, music and visual arts exhibits. Our principal aim is not only to expose underserved Latino audiences to dynamic multidisciplinary performances /theater experiences but also to introduce broader audiences to work by emerging Latino/Latin American artists and others.
Since 2017, LATEA has reinvigorated its focus on three distinct initiatives: LATEA STAGE produces and hosts Latino theater, LATEA SCREEN produces new media content and holds film festivals and open screens, and LATEA MUSIC presents Latin Jazz, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and South American genres such as Tango. Spoken word events and visual arts exhibits are also presented. A new festival dedicated to Afro-Latin cultures started in 2018 and is in its fourth year.`}`
In honor of its mission, LATEA has adapted to the “new normal” going “Remoto” in order to stream original Latinx content online. This transition was accomplished with the support of the New York Community Trust and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
LATEA/Remoto flexes the incredibly versatile LATEA stage, effectively transforming it into a utilitarian film set for recording and live streaming theatrical, film and music projects. Remoto proactively documents, promotes, and allows LATEA to market select stage, screen, music and word programming online.