Sponsored by Peru's Ministry of Culture; the Ministry of Education; Lima's City Hall; the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; the Instituto Cultural Peruano-Norteamericano; Iberescena (Spain's Ministry of Culture), the Republic of Ecuador; and Cuatrotablas Association for Performance Research and Training, and attended by researchers and theater groups from France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil, United States and Peru, the XII FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE TEATRO DE GRUPO celebrated a festival /symposium in honor of forty years of the theatrical association Cuatrotablas (Lima, 1971-2011). In a special ceremony at the Universidad de San Marcos Honors Hall (September 25, 2011), Prof. Luis A. Ramos-García received a public recognition for his transcendental contribution to the development of Peru's National Theatre, and for his academic work on behalf of Latin American and US Latino theaters. At the recently inaugurated Teatro Municipal de Lima, he also delivered one of three keynote speeches leading an international panel that had reknown scholars from Argentina, Mexico, Brasil, United States and Peru.
As Executive Director of The State of Iberoamerican Studies Series at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, prof. Ramos-García brought to life a Human Rights and Theater international project that featured sixteen years of theater performances, theater workshops, artist panels and other educational events, which staged artistic and cultural celebration of theater, dance, and music productions by Peruvian, Latin American and Latino artists city-wide, alongside groundbreaking international theater companies from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain. Under Ramos-García's leadership, The State of Iberoamerican forged a lasting alliance with the International Hispanic Festival in Miami, with the Festival Internacional de Cádiz-Spain; and with a number of Peruvian and Latin American theater associations, culminating in the organization of a major festival/simposium in Broadway-New York (2001), and with his donation of the Hugo Salazar Video Peruvian Theater Collection (2010) to the University of Minnesota.
Currently, Prof. Ramos-García is conducting two research projects (Peruvian and Colombian Human Rights theater groups) under the sponsorship of two Imagine Award Faculty Funds. His latest book, Movimiento de Teatro Independiente del Perú (1985-2010), in collaboration with Nelsy Echavez-Solano, Bruno Ortiz and MOTIN-PERU, will be release by the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in 2012.