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Luis Valdez's ACTOS

Presented with LA Phil

Luis Valdez's ACTOS

Classic Chicanx plays for our political moment

Friday, March 13 at 8:00pm

The remaining Noise Now performances through April have been canceled. We are working to reschedule our March and April Noise Now events for a later date. For more information, click here.

A Noise Within and the LA Phil join forces to celebrate the early agit-prop work of a Chicanx Theater giant. In 1965, Luis Valdez established El Teatro Campesino on the Delano Grape Strike picket lines of Cesar Chavez’s United Farmworkers Union. The company created “actos” or short commedia dell’arte-style sketches as a form of agit-prop theater, which they performed on farms, in churches and community halls, on the back of flatbed trucks, and anywhere the issues of Chicanx laborers needed to be expressed. Join A Noise Within and the LA Phil as they revisit Valdez’s early actos and the birth of the contemporary Chicanx Theatre Movement.

Titles will include:

  • Las Dos Caras del patroncito
  • Los Vendidos
  • The Militants
  • No Saca Nada de la Escuela

Performances will be in English and include some Spanish.


Running Time: TBD



A limited number of $10 tickets are made available for all Noise Now events and are released at 10am ten days prior to each event. To purchase a $10 ticket, simply visit our website at 10am on the ticket release date and select the $10 ticket option. If $10 tickets are not visible online, then all available tickets have already been claimed.


For Luis Valdez’s LOS ACTOS, these tickets will be made available at 10:00am on Tuesday, March 3.


A limited number of complimentary tickets are held for all Noise Now events. Please contact Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx, Director of Cultural Programming, at to check availability for this event.