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Acto Latino Theater Group

Acto Latino Theater Group was founded for the purpose of fostering interest in Hispanic/Latino language, culture, and literature through the presentation of Spanish-language plays to a diverse audience.  Acto Latino encourages students, staff, faculty, and members of the community-at-large (regardless of background) to join the club. Interest in Hispanic/Latino culture, literature, language, and/or Spanish theater is the only requirement. 

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Club Advisor

Dr. Bibiana Diaz

Día de los Muertos 2021

On Saturday, November 6th, 2021, ALFSS held their annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event. It was such a wonderful event. As is tradition, Acto Latino collaborated with the CSUSB community altar. The photo-booth with el catrín and la catrina was also a success. 


Day of the Dead Team photo

Day of the Dead behind the scene

Past Activities

In the Spirit of Guelaguetza Event

The 'In the Spirit of Guelaguetza: A Celebration of Latin American Countries and Cultures' event on October 15th was a success! Here are some students from the Acto Latino and Los Amigos Spanish Club that attended the event!

pictures of club tabling

And the Award Goes To...

Acto Latino and Dr. Bibiana Diaz

Acto Latino receives award

At the 2019 Club Leadership Awards Banquet, Acto Latino won the Excellency in Diversity Programming Award, out of about 150 clubs.  Dr. Bibiana Diaz, the clubs' advisor said, "I am so proud of our wonderful students!!! It is very rewarding to see how all of their work and dedication to the department and community has been rewarded!!"

Dr. Diaz receiving awardDr. Bibiana Diaz was also recognized as the Advisor of the Year.


This is continuing the pattern.  In 2018, Acto Latino and Club Los Amigos were honored to receive the “Excellence in Diversity Programming" Award for hosting Día Latino.

Dia Latino

CSUSB and the community gathered together to celebrate Latino culture. Tables representing different countries from Latin America promoted cultural awareness of the Latino community. There was also a DJ, games, food samples from different countries, and thanks to the generosity of San Manuel Student Union, we had mariachis and folkloric dancers.

Mariachi band
Department Chair and Group at Dia Latino
Table at Dia Latino


Acto Latino Performance

Friday, November 9, 2018, students of Acto Latino had their second performance of this Fall’s play.

Group photo Acto Latino play November 2018
Leticia as a character in an Acto Latino play
Scene from Acto Latino Play
Acto Latino Play Scene
Backstage at Acto Latino Play November 2018

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 2018


Group photo at Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at CSUSB

On October 6th, Acto Latino and its members participated in the city of Fontana's  Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Acto Latino among 20 vendors, Community Colleges, community clubs, artists, and more were able to promote the diversity of the Hispanic Culture and represent the WLL department and university through community outreach. Students were able to engage with the community and promote the Department of World Languages and Literatures along with CSUSB at the annual Gran Fiesta.

Actor from play

On October 9th, Acto Latino performed two plays in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. El Cruce de los Sueños is an original piece created from the real immigration experiences of Acto Latino students and relatives.  Los Vendidos is an adaptation of an original play by Luis Valdez. 

Students creating cultural item at Heritage Month CelebrationOn October 11th, Acto Latino and Los amigos Spanish club also had the opportunity to participate in the Hispanic Serving Institution Student Showcase with the intention of recruiting students and highlighting minority serving organizations. The clubs tabled and interacted with about 175 students, as we celebrated CSUSB being a Minority and Hispanic Serving Institute. (We ran out of flyers and candy as well.)


Students creating cultural item at Heritage Month Celebration
Students exploring tables at Heritage Month Celebration
Students creating Pinwheels at Heritage Month Celebration

Dia de los Muertos 2015-2017

Collaborated with ALFSS.

Dia Latino 2015-2017

President Morales and Acto Latino at Dia Latino in June 2017
Dia Latino June 2016
President Morales at Dia Latino in February 2017

Garcia Center for the Arts in San Bernardino November 10 & 11, 2017

Presented El Soldado Razo and El Cruce de los Sueños. 

University of North Carolina, Pembroke September 29, 2017

Invited by Dr. Cecilia Lara to present El Soldado Razo and El Cruce de los Sueños.


Group photo of club at in North Carolina

La Mar Enforunta

Acto Latino and Los Amigos invited La Mar Enforunta from Mexico to perform and give us a taste of Sephardic music and culture at CSUSB on May 22, 2017. 

Festival de Teatro Callejero Cuba April 15-23, 2017

Performed Luis Valdez' El Soldado Razo and an original piece written by the members of Acto Latino, El Cruce de los Sueños.


Group photo of club at Festival de Teatro in Cuba
Acto Latino club with a street performer in Cuba

Presentation at CSUSB in the SMSU Theater on March 10th and April 13th 2017

Luis Valdez' El Soldado Razo and an original piece written by the members of Acto Latino, El Cruce de los Sueños.

Scene from El Soldado Razo Performance at CSUSB

Another scene from El Soldado Razo Performance at CSUSB
Melissa Osorio in a scene from El Soldado Razo
Scene from El Cruce de los Suenos

Dia de la Raza 2017

FESTA (Festival de Teatro Alternativo) Colombia March 19-27, 2016

Invited the renowed playwrite, Carlos Satizabal, Acto Latino presented adaptions of Luis Valdez' La Quinta Temporada and Los Vendidos.


Group photo of club at FESTA Festival in Columbia
Another group photo of club at FESTA Festival in Columbia


Theater workshops with Carlos Satizabal, Pedro A. Franco,  and Felipe Quintanilla, 

Latino Night and Salsa night with Andres de Cali

A conversation with playwright Silvia Gonzales S.

Theater lectures with Dr. Alicia Del Campo, Dr. Grace Davila Lopez , and Dr. Juan Villegas.