IATI's mission is to perform and promote the diversity in contemporary Latino culture and heritage through full productions in theatre, music and dance, as well as staged readings and workshops, serving as a bridge between artists and underserved communities in our New York home in the East Village on national and international tours.
IATI (International Theater Arts Institute) is a NY-based, non-profit performing arts organization established in 1968, dedicated to serve all audiences in Spanish and English. Our vision is to bring art into the lives of those in poverty, ethnic and cultural isolation. Therefore, our artists address contemporary issues of broad human interest and frame them in an appropriate cultural context of powerful social impact to provoke introspection and social awareness. We are also devoted in the emergence of new artistic talents in the disciplines of theater, music, and dance, providing training, performing space and encouraging fulfilling their dreams.