Teatro Chicana: A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays

Teatro Chicana: A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays

by Laura E. Garcia
     
 

The 1970s and 1980s saw the awakening of social awareness and political activism in Mexican-American communities. In San Diego, a group of Chicana women participated in a political theatre group whose plays addressed social, gender, and political issues of the working class and the Chicano Movement. In this collective memoir, seventeen women who were a part of

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The 1970s and 1980s saw the awakening of social awareness and political activism in Mexican-American communities. In San Diego, a group of Chicana women participated in a political theatre group whose plays addressed social, gender, and political issues of the working class and the Chicano Movement. In this collective memoir, seventeen women who were a part of Teatro de las Chicanas (later known as Teatro Laboral and Teatro Raíces) come together to share why they joined the theatre and how it transformed their lives. Teatro Chicana tells the story of this troupe through chapters featuring the history and present-day story of each of the main actors and writers, as well as excerpts from the group's materials and seven of their original short scripts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292717442
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Chicana Matters Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez
Acknowledgments
Timeline
Introduction
Recuerdos / Memoirs
1. Delia Ravelo
2. Peggy Garcia
3. Laura E. Garcia
4. Gloria Bartlett Heredia
5. Teresa Oyos
6. Kathy Requejo
7. Clara Cuevas
8. Virginia Rodriguez Balanoff
9. Sandra M. Gutierrez
10. Margarita Carrillo
11. Hilda Rodriguez
12. Delia Rodriguez
13. Guadalupe Beltran
14. Maria Juarez
15. Gloria Escalera
16. Evelyn Cruz
17. Felicitas Nuñez
Conclusion

Actos/Scripts
Chicana Goes to College
Bronca
So Ruff, So Tuff
Salt of the Earth
E.T.--The Alien
Anti-Nuke Commercial
Archie Bunker Goes to El Salvador

Addendum: Reunion of Teatro de las Chicanas
Addendum: Bylaws of Teatro Raíces
Key Spanish Terms
Biographies

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