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Welcome to the

Bilingual Foundation of the Arts

  BFA produces mainstage plays each year. Productions are        held at the  Plaza de la Raza Margo Albert Theatre,

Theatre in  Education  Program, and  Theatre Festival.       Productions are presented in Spanish and English.





Too Many Tamales, Annual Production

The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts (BFA) has a 49-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.   

Carmen Zapata, Actress and Co-Founder

Support the Arts

If you like what you've read so far and enjoy our plays, don't hesitate to suppport and donate. Arts programs continue to diminish. We've overcome this fate, and would like to continue to do so. Your support will allows us to continue and foster our love for the arts, culture, and education. 


Much love from,

Bilingual Foundation of the Arts♥

Our History

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 English-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.


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