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Teatro Libertad collection

Promotional photo of the Teatro Libertad taken in 1984 for a newspaper article.

Teatro Libertad was a Chicano street theater group founded in 1975 in Tucson, Arizona. Over the course of 10 years, it produced a number of plays and skits, performing them in a variety of places, from cotton fields to local neighborhood centers to international theater festivals. The group worked collectively to write their own material. Their focus was on issues affecting the Mexican American community and the working class.

The material in this collection comprises original scripts, photographs, publicity, news articles and organizational documents.