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.
M.F.A. in Writing for Performance, University of California, Riverside