Dolores Chávez
Director, The Rosenthal Theater

Dolores Chávez oversees the vision and programming for the Rosenthal Theater, which serves as a creative home for innovative and diverse performance, education and artist engagement that seeks to nurture and illuminate the creative spirit of young people and adults. Previously, as the Producer for P.L.A.Y/Center Theatre Group (CTG), Dolores produced theater for young audiences that toured throughout Los Angeles, including at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum, as well at The Kennedy Center, in Washington, DC, and Scotland. While at CTG, Dolores built extensive educational and community programs that enhanced and extended the productions beyond the stage. As a writer she was a recipient of a McKnight Fellowship and her work was featured at South Coast Repertory Hispanic Playwrights Festival and the Mark Taper Forum New Works Festival. Dolores has been acknowledged for her work in the community by local government and neighborhood leadership. In the past, she served as a consultant with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Department of Cultural Affairs, Arts for LA, LA Commons and the NEA. She has served on the national board of ASSITEJ, KCET and Native Voices at the Autry Center of Western Heritage. Dolores founded StoreFront Cultural Centers, a neighborhood study designed to bring about an understanding of the importance of locally organized cultural centers in towns and neighborhoods worldwide.