Latino Leader Sees Stage as Vehicle to Social Justice, Inclusive Space

Long Wharf Theatre's Jacob Padrón featured in the Progreso Latino Fund's “Celebrating Latino Leaders” series

Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Jacob Padrón. Photo: Marc J. Franklin

“New Haven is a glorious city full of different communities, full of different experiences, is incredibly diverse — and I want the stages at Long Wharf Theatre to reflect that diversity,” says Artistic Director Jacob Padrón in a recent video interview, as part of the Progreso Latino Fund’s “Celebrating Latino Leaders” (CLL) series.

Padrón’s is among nearly 50 profiles in the CLL series, featuring a diverse group of individuals from many countries, professions and age groups — each united by a commitment to social change through giving back and creating opportunities for others.

Learn more about the Progreso Latino Fund and watch all the inspiring CLL videos.