As a platform for multicultural representation in the arena of performance and story-telling, UTC continues to serve as a bridge between artists of all mediums, our varying and respective communities of color and our communities’ youth. UTC engages itself in the work of community responsibility and has worked to raise awareness concerning many of the social issues facing our diverse backgrounds.
Madrid St. Angelo
Initially incorporated as Teatro Urbano and was an in house theater at Segundo Ruiz Belviz Cultural Center when located at 1632 N. Milwaukee (Wicker Park).
Reincorporated as UrbanTheater Company (UTC). It was co-founded by Ivan Vega, Marilyn Camacho, Madrid St. Angelo, Ramses Jimenez, Blas Ortiz, and Remy O’Brien. The season was inaugurated with “Short Eyes” by Miguel Piñero directed by Ron OJ Parson.
Plays by Miguel Piñero and José Rivera with guest directors Joel Moorman and Nikkieli DeMone
UTC Gaining Recognition
Marti Lyons directs “Brain People” and UTC gains recognition and performs and partners with the Goodman for the Latino Theater Festival.
Steppenwolf invites UTC to the Garage Rep, we present Midwest premier “Sonnets For an Old Century”
Hombolt Park becomes Permanant Home
UTC makes Humboldt Park its permanent home!
The launch of Teatro Thursdays and Teatro Sunday’s Brunch and Play by partnering with Humboldt Park restaurants to give the community exposure and increase revenue for local businesses.
Collaboration with Genesis Theatrical
Awarded $25,000 in collaboration with Genesis Theatrical from Chicago Community Trust for Culture and Diversity
Mikey O Partnership
>Mikey O partnership and present a sold-out production of Carmen Rivera’s “La Gringa”
Implementation of Board of Directors & More
Implementation of Board of Directors – invited to be a part of CLATA’s inaugural International Latino Festival and are awarded $12,500, Began a partnership with Pa’ Lante Theater Company “From Humboldt Park to Holyoke” with a travel production of “La Gringa” in Holyoke, MA with a 48.4% Puerto Rican population.
Rebuild of La Esceula de Artes Plásticas y Diseños
Raised 10K with the help of community partners to rebuild La Esceula de Artes Plásticas y Diseños in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico with a performance of “La Gringa”
Awarded $16,500 from Arts Work Fund, $30,000 from Field Foundation and $25,000 from Paul M. Angell Foundation.
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