Joanne Pottlitzer (2015)

Joanne PottlitzerJoanne Pottlitzer, a writer, theatre director, and translator, has produced many Latin American plays in New York and is the winner of two Obies, two Senior Fulbright Awards, three NEA grants, and many producing and writing awards.


Joanne’s history with Latin America and its cultures dates back to the early sixties. In 1967 she founded Theatre of Latin America in New York City and served as its artistic director for 14 years.


Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Drama Review, American Theatre, Performing Arts Journal, Yale University’s Theater, andReview. She has taught courses on Latin American theater at the Yale School of Drama, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Hunter College, and playwriting at Ohio University’s School of Theater and the Theatre Department of the University of Chile.


Currently, Joanne is developing a new play, Between Hope and Freedom, based on her book,Symbols of Resistance: The Legacy of Artists under Pinochet.