Teatro de la Luna was founded in 1991 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide the Washington capital area –both to its Spanish-speaking community and to its English-speaking community as well – with a source of high quality theater as seen from a Latin American perspective. We present our productions at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 North Kent St. "LL" Level, Arlington, VA 22209, as well as in various other area venues. Our performances are in Spanish, with English surtitles or live English dubbing offered at our mainstage productions and during our International Festivals of Hispanic Theater.

Our mission is to promote Hispanic culture and foster cross-cultural understanding between the Spanish- and English-speaking communities of our region via Spanish-language theater and bilingual performing arts. We forward our mission by producing plays, by teaching theater workshops to adults and children, by organizing poetry marathons and by producing International Festivals of Hispanic Theater. All these activities provide opportunities for community dialogue, participation, reflection and support.

Our vision is for a living, working theater with salaried actors, that trains Hispanic and non-Hispanic actors and theater technicians, provides bilingual theater related workshops and camps for children and teens, promotes the beauty of the Spanish language, and introduces new and unique forms of Hispanic theater to the greater Washington area.

Our four distinct program areas are briefly described as follow:


These include the Playreading Series and our Winter and Spring mainstage productions.

International Festival of Hispanic Theater

This is our annual series of Spanish-language plays, which brings productions from across Latin America and Spain.

Experiencia Teatral / Experience Theater

This program consists of presentations of plays and workshops to promote the appreciation of theater in area schools, libraries and community centers.

Poetry Marathons

These are annual get-togethers of words and their friends in ‘The Pen and the Word’ marathon for adults and the ‘Young People’s Poetry Marathon in Spanish’.

Teatro de la Luna is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.

Teatro de la Luna participates in CultureCapital.com – Your Link to the Arts in Metro DC.

Teatro de la Luna is a member of the League of Washington Theaters and theatreWashington.


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