Chantal Rodriguez, Ph.D., is the programming director/literary manager for the Latino Theater Company, operators of the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) in downtown L.A. Since 2009 she has produced many seasons of culturally diverse work at the LATC including the largest Latina/o Theater Festival in more than 25 years, Encuentro 2014.
Rodriguez is a scholar in the field of theater and performance studies with a specialization in U.S. Latina/o theater and performance. Her work has been published in Theatre Journal, Latin American Theatre Review, e-misférica and Theatre Research International.
In 2011, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press published her monograph, The Latino Theatre Initiative/Center Theatre Group Papers, which was nominated for three Latino Literacy Now International Book Awards.
Recognized as a Young Leader of Color by Theatre Communications Group, Rodriguez is also a steering committee member of the National Latina/o Theatre Commons and the Latino Theater Alliance of Los Angeles.