- Arts and Culture
Welcome to the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts
BFA produces four mainstage plays each year. Productions are held at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, the Ford Amphitheatre or the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in order to develop the theater?s audience to collaborate with other companies, and to share marketing strategies. Productions are presented in English and Spanish alternating each week during the run.
BFA was founded in 1973 by two stellar personalities in the world of theater: Mexican-American actress Carmen Zapata, Cuban-born actress, playwright, and director Margarita Galban. BFA has acquired a reputation for producing and presenting the highest quality Hispanic theater to the people of Los Angeles and California. BFA's Spanish-language productions instill cultural pride to Spanish-speaking audiences, and serve as an introduction to the rich and eloquent history of the diverse Hispanic culture to Engligh-speaking audiences.
Carmen Zapata, was an accomplished actress, translator, theater producer, and community leader who was Knighted by King Juan Carlos of Spain. She also received the Cross of Isabel, La Catolica for her contributions to the preservation of Hispanic Culture ranging from the Golden Age to contemporary, and for educational programs. Ms. Zapata is honored to have received a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to live theater.
The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts (BFA) has a 42-year history of commitment to all people in the greater Los Angeles area, presenting the finest Hispanic literary culture for both Spanish- and English- speaking audiences. BFA's presence is an integral part of the Los Angeles cultural scene, and provides an added dimension of understanding between the diverse cultures of the area by emphasizing the similarities of the human condition, which serve to unite us.
Whom to Contact
- Blannca Araceli201 N. Los Angeles St.Los Angeles, CA 90012