Javier Hurtado joins CSU Theatre faculty

Javier Hurtado headshotThe School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is thrilled to introduce Javier Hurtado as a new assistant professor of theatre at Colorado State University. His focus will be playwriting and directing within the performance concentration.

Javier Hurtado brings an impressive record of teaching and research to CSU. He received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California, Riverside; and is completing a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies at Tufts University. Hurtado specializes in Contemporary U.S. Latinx Theatre and Performance, 19 and 20 Century U.S. Theatre, and LGBTQIA+ Theatre and Film.

“We are so excited to welcome Professor Hurtado to CSU Theatre, especially as we strive towards becoming a more multicultural organization. Professor Hurtdo's expertise in Latinx theatre and Theatre for Social Change is a vital complement to our theatre program. We cannot wait to see Javier's impact on current and future students in playwriting and directing at CSU," said Dr. Megan Lewis, director of CSU Theatre.

"We are so thrilled to have Javier as a part of our SMTD faculty and I look forward to the many ways in which he will help transform theatre at CSU," added Dr. Dan Goble, director of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. "Congratulations Javier, and welcome!"

About Javier Hurtado

Javier Luis Hurtado is a playwright, director, researcher, and scholar of contemporary Latinx and LGBTQ+ theatre specializing in adaptations and ensemble-based performance. Javier’s monograph in progress uses archival research and ethnographic data to explore the relationship between history, religion, humor, and embodied practice in the work of Teatro Alebrijes, a Queer Latinx ensemble theater company based in San José, California. His scholarship has been published in Routledge Companion to Latinx Theatre and Performance (forthcoming), in Theatre Annual, Southern Theater Magazine, Ecumenica: Performance and Religion, the Journal of American Theatre and Drama, and Theatre Research International. Javier earned an M.F.A. in Writing for Performance from the University of California, Riverside. Their plays and performance work have been produced and developed at AS220 (Providence, Rhode Island), Brava Theatre Center (San Francisco, California), Teatro Alebrijes (San José, California), El Teatro Campesino (San Juan Bautista, California), through the National Queer Arts Festival (San Francisco, California) and at the Goodman Theater (Chicago, Illinois) and Chicago Dramatists through the Fornes Playwrights Workshop. Before being appointed to the faculty at CSU Fort Collins, Javier taught at Emerson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, and the University of California, Riverside.