Abel López

Associate Producing Director

Gala Hispanic Theatre

Abel López is Associate Producing Director of GALA Hispanic Theatre, and Chair of Americans for the Arts; Chair of the Board of Governors of the Helen Hayes Awards; and Chair of the National Performance Network. He is also past president the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the TheatreWashington, Theater Communications Group, the Performing Arts Alliance, Alliance for Inclusion for the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, League of Washington Theatres, Salud, and Leadership Washington; past Chair of the Creative Communities Initiative of the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region; and past Chair of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the TheatreWashington, In Series and Black Women Playwrights Group, and served on the board of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. As past chair of GALA Hispanic Theatre, he and Rebecca Medrano, GALA Executive Director, spearheaded a $4.4 million capital campaign to build the GALA Theatre.