Profile: Luis Valdez, Playwright

Luis Valdez is the founder of the El Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista and is called the father of Chicano theater. His play Zoot Suit was the first Hispanic American play to reach Broadway. He followed the landmark show with the popular 1987 film La Bamba.

Profile: Luis Valdez, Playwright 9 November,2011KQED

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