La Voz Latina: Contemporary Plays and Performance Pieces by Latinas

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Overview

 

Surveying the Latina theatre movement in the United States since the 1980s, La Voz Latina brings together contemporary plays and performance pieces by innovative Latina playwrights. This rich collection of varying styles, forms, themes, and genres includes work by Yareli Arizmendi, Josefina Báez, The Colorado Sisters, Migdalia Cruz, Evelina Fernández, Cherríe Moraga, Carmen Pelaez, Carmen Rivera, Celia H. Rodríguez, Diane Rodriguez, and Milcha Sanchez-Scott, as well as commentary by Kathy Perkins and Caridad Svich on the present state of Latinas in theatre roles.

 

La Voz Latina expands the field of Latina theatre while situating it in the larger spectrum of American stage and performance studies. In highlighting the ethnic and cultural roots of the performance artists, Elizabeth C. Ramírez and Catherine Casiano provide historical context as well as a short biography, production history, and artistic statement from each playwright.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252036224
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

 

Elizabeth C. Ramírez is the fine arts specialist administrator with the Edgewood Independent School District of San Antonio, Texas, and the author of Chicanas/Latinas on the American Stage: A History of Performance. Catherine Casiano has assisted Elizabeth C. Ramírez with numerous dramaturgical projects and is an attorney practicing family and criminal law with indigent Latina/Latino populations in San Antonio.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Latinas Take the Stage 1

I Creating A Performance Voice: Themes of Family, Religion, and Community 25

1 Milcha Sanchez-Scott's Roosters 31

2 Cherríe Moraga's Waiting for Da God 68

II Chicanas and Chicano Teatro: Staging Identity 87

3 Diane Rodriguez's The Path to Divadom, Or How to Make Fat-free Tamales in G Minor 93

4 Yareli Arizmendi's Who Buys Your Shoes? 103

III La Indígena/The Indigenous: Staging Myth 119

5 Celia Herrera Rodríguez's Cositas Quebradas: Performance Codex 125

6 The Colorado Sisters' Chicomoztoc: Mimixcoa-Cloud Serpent 140

IV "Race Matters" 165

7 Josefina Báez's Dominicanish 171

8 Evelina Fernández's Luminarias 188

V Where Is Home and How Do We Get There? 237

9 Carmen Peláez's El Postre de Estrada Palma and My Cuba 239

10 Carmen Rivera's La Gringa 254

11 Migdalia Cruz's Another Part of the House 305

VI Commentary on Latina Theatre in the United States 357

12 Contributions by Women of Color Kathy Perkins 359

13 NoPassport: Dreaming the Americas Caridad Svich 362

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