The Color Of Theater / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Bloomsbury Academic
The Color of Theater presents a range of essays, interviews and performance texts that illustrate and examine the process, evolution and dynamics of making theater in the dawning moments of the 21st century. It brings together writings by artists, intellectuals and art activists exploring contemporary practices within multicultural, intercultural and ethnically specific theaters. This provocative and dynamic resource brings forth critical issues of cultural aesthetics engaging theatre as a crucial site for examining the intricate intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality and national and global politics.
Contributors include Rustom Bharucha, Thulani Davis, Harry Elam, Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Velina Hasu Huston, Cherríe Moraga, David Román, Sekou Sundiata, Diana Taylor, Una Chaudhuri, Alberto Sandoval-Sánchez and lê thi diem thúy.
About the Author
Roberta Uno is Assistant Professor of Theater at the University of Massachusetts and Artistic Director of New World Theater.
Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns is a Doctoral Candidate in the American Studies Program, English Department, at the University of Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction Roberta UnoPart II: Essays1.Theater Beyond Borders Thulani Davis2.Interculturalism and Multiculturalism in an Age of Globalisation, Discriminations, Discontents and Dialogue Rustom Bharucha3.Staging Social Memory Diana Taylor4.Re-Imagining the Stage Jaye T. Darby5.Notes from a Cosmopolite Velina Hasu Houston6.Towards A New Territory in 'Multicultural' Theater Harry J. Elam, Jr.7.Sour Grapes: The Art of Anger in America Cherrie MoragaPart III: Interviews8.Someplace to be Somebody: La Ma Ma's Ellen Stewart Alvin Eng 9.Uncovering and Displaying out Universes: Jesusa Rodriguez in/on Mexico Roselyn Constantino10.Gendering Chiapas: Petrona Cruz Cruz and Isabel J.F. Juarez Espinosa of FOMMA Harley Erdman11.Who's Doing it Now? Conversations with Brian Freeman on the Politics of Black Gay Performance Marlon M. Bailey 12.Something Larger than Ourselves: Interview with Nobuko Miyamoto Lucy Mae San Pablo Burbans13.What do you Call it? Black Theater Artists Doing Multiculturalism: A Conversation with Paul Carter Harrison Roberta Uno14. Theater and Activism: Conversation with Chuck Mike Awam Amkpa 15.Weaving a Legacy: An Interview with Muriel Miguel of the Spiderwoman Theater Ann Haugo16. Los Angeles Intersections: Chay Yew David RomanPart IV: Performance Texts17.Collaboration/Celebration: Introduction to Quincea±era Joseph Salvatore Jr.18.Quinceanera Alberto Beto Araiza, Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, Michael Marinez with Danny Saldivar19. Quinceanera: A Latino Queer and Transcultural Party of AIDS Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez20. Meditations on the Exotic Condition: Introduction to the bodies between us Lucy Mae San Pablo Burbans21. the bodies between us le thi diem thuy22. "look at my bones:" Theater as Contact Zone in the bodies between us Una Chaudhuri23. Pocha Nostra's Apocolyptic Landscape: Introduction to Borderscape 2000 Lisa Wolford24. Borderscape 2000 Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes25. Audioscape 2000: The Pocha Nostra and the Performance of Sound Josh D. Kun26.Elijah's Jourbaney Talvin Wilks27. Elijah Sekou Sundiata28. Conversations with History: Sekou Sundiata, Craig Harris and Elijah Joni Jones29. Notes on Udu, Formerly Elijah Sekou Sundiata