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Two Portuguese-American Plays: Amarelo & Through a Portagee Gate

Two Portuguese-American Plays: Amarelo & Through a Portagee Gate

by Paulo A. Pereira, Patricia A. Thomas


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ISBN-13: 9781933227214
Publisher: Tagus Press
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Series: Portuguese in the Americas Series
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

PATRICIA A. THOMAS is a theater director, teacher, writer and producer who began her career in theater in the 1980s as a company member at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island. She has worked internationally as a theater director and teacher. In Boston, she wrote and adapted plays with young people, including Love & Mosquitoes, at The Teather Offensive, and Island of the Beholder, at the Boston Center for the Arts. Thomas is co-funder and Artistic Director of Culture*Park Theatre and Performing Arts Collaborative in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where she now resides. PAULO A. PEREIRA was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He earned a degree in Theater Arts and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at MIT, he was involved in numerous productions as an actor, director, producer, and playwright. Amarelo, his first full-length play, opened in New York City in 1998. More recently, Amarelo was performed at UMass Dartmouth, produced by Culture*Park and sponsored by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. He resides in Merrimack, New Hampshire, with his wife Leah and their children.

Table of Contents

Preface Amarelo Through a Portagee Gate

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“Both plays dramatize the epic nature of immigrant assimilation with such heart and humor that, while the specific textures of New Bedford anchor these plays as capsules of a cultural moment, the dramatic action is universal to any audience with roots, namely, all of us. Pereira and Thomas excel at staging the uniquely American experience of negotiating one’s integrity when pulled by the paradoxes of immigrant identity. These are the types of plays that have tableaux that linger well after the curtain falls.”

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