Elio Leturia Nominated for Alliance of Latino Theater Artists Award

Photo: Phil Dembinski '08Photo: Phil Dembinski '08
Journalism Associate Professor Elio Leturia is nominated for an ALTA Award in the Outstanding Artistic Specialization category for his work in the play "La Muerte y La Doncella".

Journalism Associate Professor Elio Leturia is nominated for the Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists (ALTA) Award in the Outstanding Artistic Specialization category for his work in media relations in the play La Muerte y La Doncella (Death and the Maiden).

La Muerte y La Doncella was produced by Aguijón Theater of Chicago, whose mission is “dedicated to creating exciting and meaningful theatrical experiences through the cultural exploration, discussion and performance of high quality Spanish-language and bilingual works.” Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman’s La Muerte y La Doncella  is a political, psychological thriller that has received significant acclaim since its premiere in 1991.

In response to Latinx artists being historically excluded from creative spaces, this year ALTA will host its first-ever awards ceremony as by acknowledging the work of Latinx-theatre makers in production companies in the Chicagoland area.


Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Victory Gardens on October 8.