Teatro Círculo was launched in 1994 by Founding Artistic Director José Cheo Oliveras to revive Spanish Golden Age Theatre. A common misunderstanding of these plays is that they were for the elite, which could not be further from the truth. Although some plays were presented exclusively for the court, more that eighty percent of them were performed in the streets at the “corrales” to the common citizens of Renaissance Spain. We see the themes of Spain’s Golden Age plays to be not only universal, but relevant to the social justice issues of our time, with such contemporary concerns as social mobility, women’s rights, equity, and justice. At the same time, Teatro Círculo also produced plays by contemporary Spanish and Latin American playwrights. By pairing both Golden Age classics and contemporary Latin American works in Spanish, the company brings our theatrical history, heritage, and cultures full circle: hence, a Teatro Círculo. Today, Teatro Círculo is a dynamic, community-based theatre company serving Latinx neighborhoods throughout New York City and the surrounding tri-state area, as well as avid lovers of Spanish and Contemporary Latinx theater. Recognized for their artistic excellence with over 95 ACE, HOLA and ATI Awards, our productions uncover the rich mosaic of Iberian and Latino cultures that demonstrate the pluralism and artistic vitality of our people both here and abroad.