Founded in 1984 as Teatro Huipil by members of Women in Teatro, Teatro Vision is a theater company focused on presenting works that address the life of the Chicano culture. Its mission and methods were shaped largely by the efforts of Teatro Campesino (or “Farmworkers’ Theater”), an arm of the United Farm Workers operating in the 1960s. The repertory of Teatro Vision includes the original ” actos” performed by that company for rural workers of Mexican descent living in the United States.
The company is also a leader in the development of Latino theater today, featuring plays (in both Spanish and English) by contemporary playwrights of diverse Latino origins, and is the largest resident arts partner at San Jose’s Mexican Heritage Plaza. Teatro Vision is truly a people’s theater, devoted above all to social justice and the cultural values of a vibrant segment of the nation’s population.
Teatro Vision Information
- Public Transportation: Good
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Ticket Prices: Single tickets $14–$24, discounts available for students, seniors, and groups
- Subscriptions: Season subscriptions $30–$114. Benefits include free ticket exchanges and discounts on extra tickets.