About Us

In the Summer of 1997 a circle of youngsters from the East side of Salinas came together to put on a show for their neighborhood. That show became Baktun12, a circle of musicians, poets, teatristas and filmmakers committed to presenting community truths and resident power.  

Our Mission

As an East Salinas theater and media company we are committed to cultivating spaces for residents of all ages open to explore the power of story and community action.  Dedicated to curating safe, brave and creative outlets, helping to empower working families throughout the Salinas Valley and beyond, Baktun12 is here to partner with those who see their neighbors as partners in this experiment we call “democracy.”