Chantal Rodriguez

Associate Dean & Lecturer, Dramaturgy

Chantal Rodriguez is the Associate Dean of Yale School of Drama. She worked previously as the Programming Director and Literary Manager of the Latino Theater Company, operators of the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC), a multi-theater complex in downtown L.A. At the LATC, she helped produce many seasons of culturally diverse work including Encuentro 2014, the largest Latina/o theatre festival in over 25 years. As a scholar in the field of Theatre and Performance studies, with a specialization in U.S. Latina/o Theater, she has lectured at the University of California Los Angeles, Emerson College Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, California State University at Northridge, and California Institute for the Arts. 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. She is an active member of the Latina/o Theatre Commons Steering Committee and is a founding member of the Latino Theater Alliance of Los Angeles. She is also a recipient of the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival’s 2016 Rainbow Award and was recognized as a Young Leader of Color by TCG in 2011. She is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television where she earned a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies and Santa Clara University where she earned a BA in Theater and Spanish Studies.