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Welcome to TTLA-TELA

The Theatres of Latin America


The Theatres of Latin America,TTLA-TELA,  is a project of the Association OISTAT Spain supported by OISTAT, the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan and the Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI) Prague to study the development of the theatrical spaces in Latin America since pre-Columbian times to the twenty first century and gather information on the most significant theatre buildings on the continent.


The main objectives of the TTLA project are to preserve, protect and promote the cultural heritage of Latin American countries through the registration, description and information about their theatre architecture and performing spaces and to present that heritage in an attractive and varied way by means of books, exhibitions, symposia, workshops and conferences as well as by the creation of a web database of Latin American theatres and performance spaces which will become a virtual museum.


The other aspect that is fundamental to the project is to establish and consolidate permanent links between professionals of the performing arts of Latin America (creating bonds between universities, professional organizations, architects, theatre and scenography schools and the theatres) and to become a support for education in schools of art and performing arts as well as to support the mobility, communication and cooperation between artists and professionals of the performing arts in the universe of Latin America.


The project is managed by José Luis Ferrera, Spain, Project Manager; Claudia Suárez, Chile, Coordinator Latin America; José Manuel Castanheira, Portugal, Coordinator Europe; Doris Rollemberg, Brazil, Curator; Jan K. Rolnik, Czech Republic, Project Consultant; Ondrĕj Svoboda, Czech Republic, Head of Documentation and the national teams coordinators, Marcelo Jaureguiberry, Argentina; Doris Rollemberg, Brazil; Claudia Suárez, Chile; Carlos Schmidt, Costa Rica and Central America; Irena Martínez, Cuba; Óscar Armando García, México; Daniela Bouret, Uruguay; José Manuel Castanheira, Portugal and Juan Ruesga, Spain.


To date, there are 14 countries, 55 researchers, teachers and specialists,  and 53 institutions and universities, participating in the project.


The Theatres of Latin America, TTLA-TELA,  is the most important and ambitious project undertaken by OISTAT to spread its mission and objectives in the Latin American continent and will be a turning point in the spread of knowledge of Latin American theatre and performance spaces worldwide.


Know more on TTLA-TELA website www.teatrosdelatinoamerica.com


TTLA-TELA Family photo in Setubal 2017


From left to right: José Luis Ferrera, Ondrej Svoboda, Aby Cohen, Claudia Suárez, José Manuel Castanheira, Doris Rollemberg, Marcelo Jaureguiberry.

OISTAT Family photo in Sevilla 16

The aim of the project is to promote the still existing historic theatres in Europe by way of a new cultural tourism route, a free online database, and a travelling exhibition, also fostering cross-border cooperation among these theatres.

Historic theatres in 5 minutes

Litomyšl - Castle Theatre

Český Krumlov - Castle Theatre

Graz - Opera

Vienna - Theater an der Vien

Weitra - Castle Theatre

Grein - Municipal Theatre

Kačina - Castle Theatre

Mnichovo Hradiště - Castle Theatre

Graz - Drama Thatre