By the 1990’s, Phoenix, Arizona, was already one of the top ten most populated cities in the country and by the end of the decade the Hispanic population in the city reached 34 percent (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000). Despite these striking statistics, Phoenix did not have an established theatre company that produced Latino-themed plays even though there were occasional attempts by local Latino artists to stage productions. There were also traveling theatre troupes that brought productions to Phoenix and in some instances, mainstream theatre companies produced a token Latino-themed play.