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Luis Valdez

Founder and Artistic Director of El Teatro Campesino & National Endowment for the Arts Council Member

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 Luis Valdez Biography

Luis Valdez is a Council Member for the National Endowment for the Arts & Founder and Artistic Director of El Teatro Campesino.

El Teatro Comepsino was founded during the Great Delano Grape Strike of 1965, this troupe has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe to critical acclaim. Through his efforts, Chicano culture has been recognized as a vital component of the American experience.

Mr. Valdez' first major critical and popular success, the play Zoot Suit, was originally conceived for the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and funded through a 1977 Rockefeller Foundation Artist-in-Residence grant. It subsequently became the first play by a Chicano produced on Broadway. Other projects include a film version of Zoot Suit, which received the Golden Globe Award nomination for "Best Musical Picture," and the film La Bamba, an adaptation of his stage play Corridos: Tales of Passion and Revolution for PBS starring Linda Rondstat and ballerina Evelyn Cisneros which received the George Peabody Award for excellence in television in 1987. In recognition of his work, Mr. Valdez received the Governor's Award in 1990, and Mexico's prestigious Aguila Azteca Award in 1994.

Luis Valdez is a graduate of San Jose State University. He has honorary doctorates from San Jose State, the University of Santa Clara, Columbia College of Chicago, and the California Institute of the Arts. Mr. Valdez is a founding faculty member of the new California State University/Monterey Bay, where he is developing a program that will prepare students for the entertainment industry of the 21st century. He is also a founding member of the California Arts Council. Recent projects include Turner Network Television's The Cisco Kid and a film on the life of Cesar Chavez for Warner Brothers.

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Mummified Deer and Other Plays

Mummified Deer and Other Plays

Zoot Suit and Other Plays

Zoot Suit and Other Plays

Luis Valdez Early Works: Actos, Bernabe and Pensamiento Serpentino

Luis Valdez Early Works: Actos, Bernabe and Pensamiento Serpentino

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Luis Valdez

Founder and Artistic Director of El Teatro Campesino & National Endowment for the Arts Council Member

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San Juan Bautista, CA, USA
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Luis Valdez Biography

Luis Valdez is a Council Member for the National Endowment for the Arts & Founder and Artistic Director of El Teatro Campesino.

El Teatro Comepsino was founded during the Great Delano Grape Strike of 1965, this troupe has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe to critical acclaim. Through his efforts, Chicano culture has been recognized as a vital component of the American experience.

Mr. Valdez' first major critical and popular success, the play Zoot Suit, was originally conceived for the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and funded through a 1977 Rockefeller Foundation Artist-in-Residence grant. It subsequently became the first play by a Chicano produced on Broadway. Other projects include a film version of Zoot Suit, which received the Golden Globe Award nomination for "Best Musical Picture," and the film La Bamba, an adaptation of his stage play Corridos: Tales of Passion and Revolution for PBS starring Linda Rondstat and ballerina Evelyn Cisneros which received the George Peabody Award for excellence in television in 1987. In recognition of his work, Mr. Valdez received the Governor's Award in 1990, and Mexico's prestigious Aguila Azteca Award in 1994.

Luis Valdez is a graduate of San Jose State University. He has honorary doctorates from San Jose State, the University of Santa Clara, Columbia College of Chicago, and the California Institute of the Arts. Mr. Valdez is a founding faculty member of the new California State University/Monterey Bay, where he is developing a program that will prepare students for the entertainment industry of the 21st century. He is also a founding member of the California Arts Council. Recent projects include Turner Network Television's The Cisco Kid and a film on the life of Cesar Chavez for Warner Brothers.

Luis Valdez Videos

  • Luis Valdez: The Power of Zero
  • Human Rights and Global Citizenship: Luis Valdez

Luis Valdez Books

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  • How to book Luis Valdez?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Luis Valdez for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Luis Valdez, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Luis Valdez or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Luis Valdez?

    Booking fees for Luis Valdez, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Luis Valdez, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Luis Valdez?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Luis Valdez for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Luis Valdez for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Luis Valdez or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Luis Valdez or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Luis Valdez is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Luis Valdez for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Luis Valdez generally travels from San Juan Bautista, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Apollo Robbins, Michael McGrady, Simon Lovell, James Wolk and Lucas Grabeel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Luis Valdez for an upcoming event.

Luis Valdez Speaker Videos

  • Luis Valdez: The Power of Zero
    Human Rights and Global Citizenship: Luis Valdez

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