"It is thanks to our wonderful director, Geoffrey Rivas - who saw the potential of this 'the little show that could' and our production family at the Latino Theatre Company that we have grown and touched so many lives at the amazing Los Angeles Theater Center, in historic downtown LA. It is with great gratitude and love for them that we continue Santa's sleigh ride together to greater heights!"
Geoffrey Rivas, Board Treasurer—Actor/Producer/Director Latino Theater Company. A native Californian, graduated from UCLA in 1985 with a Master of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration on acting. He received a 1999 Ovation nomination for his role of Martin in Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park. He has performed at the LATC in all of LTC’s productions, I Don't Have To Show You No Stinking Badges (Luis Valdez), At South Coast Rep in Anna in the Tropics (Nilo Cruz) At New Mexico Rep in Once Removed (Eduardo Machado). Film credits include Under the Tuscan Sun, Dragonfly, Luminarias, La Bamba, Born In East L.A., Pow Wow Highway, Bound By Honor, Above Suspicion, Notes From Underground, Eye for an Eye, The Right To Remain Silent and Foto Novelas for PBS, for which he won an ALMA award in 1998. Numerous television credits. A member of The Latino Theater Company created by Jose Luis Valenzuela at LATC. As a director, his Directorial debut of Jozanne Marie’s Beautiful won her a NAACP award for best actress in a solo show. His collaboration with the creator and writers of The Latina Christmas Special also received critical acclaim and critics’ choice from The LA Times and LA Weekly. He wishes to thank his family for their continued support and love. And a special thanks to his lovely wife Aida.
Latina Christmas Special
2015, 2016, 2017
The Latino Theatre Company