Founding Director: Max Ferrá (1966 - 2004)
Artistic Director: Lou Moreno (2010-present)
Artistic Director: Eduardo Machado (2004-2010)
The oldest Latino theatre company in the USA producing in English, INTAR Theatre’s mission is to develop and produce the best new works for theatre in English by U.S. Latino writers for the American theatre audience.
INTAR was founded in 1966 as Adal by Max Ferrá. In 1971, he joined forces with Magaly Alabau and Manuel Martín Jr. of DUO Theater and Adal was renamed INTAR. Originally, the company's mission was to produce work by Latin American, Spanish and Hispanic (sic) playwrights in English. In 2004, Eduardo Machado became its artistic director.
Since its founding, INTAR has presented over 65 world premieres of new plays by U.S. Latino authors. The company's Hispanic Playwrights in Residence Laboratory (HPRL), created and run by María Irene Fornés from 1981 until 1992, fostered and trained many of the most prominent Latino playwrights in the American theatre, including Migdalia Cruz, Eduardo Machado, Carmelita Tropicana, and Nilo Cruz (2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama). For an economic analysis of HPRL see Marcela Arcos Holzinger, "An Economic Analysis of INTAR's Hispanic Playwrights-in-Residence Lab."
(Information taken from INTAR's web site and from Ollantay's Theater Magazine X1.21 (2003), a special issue on Manuel Martín Jr. and José Corrales.)