The Power of Zero

Luis Valdez

November 18, 2014


Luis Valdez is the founder of El Teatro Campesino, a catalyst for social change in the region and one of the most influential theater ensembles in North America. As El Teatro Campesino prepares for its 50th anniversary, UC Berkeley honors its founder for his vital contributions to the arts, including numerous award-winning plays, films, and major contributions to a transnational philosophy of cultural arts production.


This UC Regent’s Lecture event is sponsored by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and co-sponsored by Alianza, Cesar E. Chávez Commemoration, Chicana Latina Foundation, Chicana/Latino Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of English, Center for Latino Policy Research, Danza, Ethnic Studies Library, Graduate Assembly, Latinos Unidos, Multicultural Center and Multicultural Student Development, Performance Colectiva, and UC Teatro.

Read "Theater: Performance and Politics" by Martha Herrera-Lasso in the Fall 2015 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.