This Documentary Follows John Leguizamo’s Journey of Taking ‘Latin History for Morons’ to Broadway

Lead Photo: John Leguizamo in 'Latin History For Morons.' Photo by Joan Marcus. Courtesy of The Public Theater
John Leguizamo in 'Latin History For Morons.' Photo by Joan Marcus. Courtesy of The Public Theater
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Colombian-American actor John Leguizamo has been vocal about the need to “support all things Latin,” and after making strides on that front via acting and creating a series of successful one-man shows, he’s working on his hardest challenge yet: entertain and educate people, and you can be a part of it.

RELATED: Watch a clip of the completed documentary ‘John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway’ that airs November 16, 2018, on PBS.

Director Ben DeJesus is currently crowdfunding¬†on IndieGoGo to finish his documentary about Leguizamo as the actor prepares to debut his latest one-man show, Latin History for Morons, on Broadway. The documentary is a “fun, intriguing and poignant adventure” that will follows Leguizamo as he tries to “refine, reform, and bring the funny to audiences of all backgrounds, while being educational.”

The campaign is seeking $75,000 to cover the production crew, lighting, an opening title sequence and more. Perks for those who donate include shout-outs in the credits of the finished product to meeting Leguizamo himself after a performance of Latin History for Morons.

Leguizamo’s latest follows him on a journey through history as he tries to find a Latino hero for his teenage son to write about. He’ll look at over 3,000 years of history to show how Latinos have always been around, but are often written out of history books.

Why Crowdfunding is a great choice

John Leguizamo explains why crowdfunding is a great choice for Latino artists. Support his documentary that follows the behind the scenes of bringing Latin History for Morons to Broadway by going to

Posted by John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway on Monday, September 18, 2017

Latin History for Morons debuts October 19 in New York. You can donate to Ben DeJesus’ IndieGoGo campaign here.