Teatro Chicana: A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays

Teatro Chicana: A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays

by Laura E. Garcia
     
 

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ISBN-10: 029271744X

ISBN-13: 9780292717442

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Winner, Susan Koppelman Award, Best Edited Volume in Women's Studies in Popular and American Culture, 2008

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

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Winner, Susan Koppelman Award, Best Edited Volume in Women's Studies in Popular and American Culture, 2008

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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