Successful Chicano Playwright Will Speak At CSUSB

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– – Considered the theatrical voice of American Latinos and Hispanics, Carlos Morton is set to speak at Cal State San Bernardino’s Pfau Library.

Morton will discuss his success as a Chicano playwright on Thursday, Oct. 11. The presentation will be held on the Pfau Library’s fourth floor, room PL-4005.

Morton has had more than 100 theatrical productions in the U.S. and abroad, as well as a variety of professional credits, including the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Denver Center Theatre, La Compania Nacional de Mexico, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and the Arizona Theatre Company.

The playwright’s 20-plus-year career is not limited to theatrical production; Morton has also found success in the field of television. He has written for Columbia Pictures Television, Fox Television and three different radio-plays for Spanish radio stations.

Morton’s career success was not earned without an educational foundation. Once a former Mina Shaughnessy Scholar and a Fulbright lecturer to Mexico, Morton earned a master’s in fine arts at the University of California, San Diego and a doctorate in theatre at the University of Texas.

Keeping in touch with fine arts and theatre students, Morton has been involved in many aspects of education as a part-time lecturer at University of California, Berkeley and as an instructor at University of California, Riverside.

Morton is now instructing at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches Latin American theatre, U.S. Latino theatre and playwriting.

This guest lecture is part of a series of lectures and movie screenings to celebrate CSUSB’s observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is being observed through Oct.15.

The presentation will be free; complementary parking will also be available through the campus’s University Parkway kiosk.

For more information on the presentation, contact Iwona Contreras at or call (909) 537-5102. Also, visit the library’s Facebook page at

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit

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