Latin@ Canadian Theatre and Performance: New Essays on Canadian Theatre, Volume 3

Latin@ Canadian Theatre and Performance: New Essays on Canadian Theatre, Volume 3

by Natalie Alvarez (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770911482
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Natalie Alvarez is an associate professor at Brock University’s Department of Dramatic Arts where she teaches in the Theatre Praxis concentration. Her work on contemporary performance, performance theory, and Latina/o theatre has appeared in a number of periodicals such as Theatre Journal , Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism , and Janus Head , as well as in national and international essay collections. Her current SSHRC- funded book project, Enactments of Difference , examines simulations, interculturalism, and performance in military training and dark tourism. She also serves as co-editor of the Canadian Theatre Review ’s Views and Reviews.

Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface Ric Knowles iii

Acknowledgements v

Latina/o Canadian Theatre and Performance: Hemispheric Perspectives Natalie Alvarez 1

Martha Chaves's "Staying Alive" Narrative: Comedy, Migration, and Feminism Alicia Arrizón 17

Aluna Theatre's Nohayquiensepa: The Intermedial Intercultural and the Limits of Empathy Jessica Riley Ric Knowles 36

"Living Between Two or More Cultures": On the Political Interventions of PUENTE's Community-Engaged Theatre Tamara Underiner 64

Houses of Corn and Full Inclusion: On Latina/o Community-Based Theatre in Toronto Jeannine M. Pitas 87

The Bilingual Performance Theatre of Alberto Kurapel Hugh Hazelton 109

Moving from Realism to Hip-Hop Real: Transnational Aesthetics in Canadian Latina/o Performance Ramón H. Rivera-Servera 133

From Abyssal Thinking to Loving Imagination in The Terrible But Incomplete Journals of John D by Guillermo Verdecchia Martha Nandorfy 151

Hasta La Victoria Siempre! The Persistent Memory of Revolutionary Politics in the Plays of Carmen Aguirre Guillermo Verdecchia 179

Restaging, Reframing, Remembering: The Role of Collective Memory in Guillermo Verdecchia's Fronteras Americanas Pablo Ramirez 200

Performing Imaginary Homelands Jimena Ortuzar 223

Works Cited 246

Notes on Contributors 265

Index 269

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