About

Mission
To Support the Work and Enrich the Lives of Latinas in the Visual and Performing Arts

History
BOFTE is the only Latina theater company in Orange County. Based in downtown Santa Ana—the corazón of the county—Breath of Fire came into existence ten years ago to support the work and enrich the lives of Latinas in the performing arts, who lack representation, opportunities and leadership roles in traditional arts communities. In that time, it has produced more than 20 world premieres. OC Weekly and the Examiner.com named its production of Digging Up the Dirt (co-produced with See-what) to its Best of 2010 lists, and OC Weekly calls the ensemble “a theater that cares [about] its surrounding community…producing vitally relevant and topical work.”

Core Values
● A Platform for Untold/Under-told Stories
● Creating and Fostering Leadership Opportunities for Latinas  in the Performing Arts
● Commitment to education and outreach in our community
● Personal Healing and Social Justice

Vision
Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble creates opportunities and leadership roles for Latinas in the visual and performing arts. We aim to produce work that reflects impacts and empowers the Latino community. We believe in the transformative power of theater and aim to raise awareness of critical issues in the community, entertain and challenge, foster cross-cultural understanding, foster cross-cultural understanding and be a catalyst for personal healing and social justice.