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Jorge Huerta

Emeritus Faculty

Jorge Huerta
  • 9500 Gilman Dr
    Mail Code: 0344
    La Jolla , California 92093


PhD, University of California Santa Barbara


JORGE HUERTA holds the Chancellor's Associate's Endowed Chair III. He is a leading authority on contemporary Chicana/o and US Latina/o Theatre as well as a professional director. He has published a number of articles, edited three anthologies of plays and written the landmark books:  Chicano Theatre: Themes and Forms (Bilingual Press, 1982) and Chicano Drama: Performance, Society, and Myth (Cambridge 2000). Dr. Huerta has also directed in theatres across the country, including the San Diego Repertory, Seattle’s' Group Theatre, Washington D.C.’s Gala Hispanic Theatre, La Compañía de Teatro de Albuquerque and New York's Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. Huerta has lectured and conducted workshops in Chicana/o theatre throughout the U.S. Latin America and Western Europe. In 2007 Huerta was honored by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education for “Lifetime Achievement in Educational Theater.” Huerta was honored as 2008 Distinguished Scholar Award by the American Society for Theatre Research. In 2009 Huerta was awarded the “Latino Spirit Award” by the California State Assembly for “Outstanding Achievement in Theatre and the Arts” and recognized for “Outstanding contributions to education,” upon his retirement by the California State Legislature.