Encuentro: Latinx Performance for the New American Theater

Author:   Trevor Boffone ,  Teresa Marrero ,  Chantal Rodriguez
Publisher:   Northwestern University Press
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9780810140158


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   15 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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This anthology has its origins in the Encuentro theater festival, which was produced by the Latino Theater Company in association with the Latinx Theatre Commons in Los Angeles in 2014. Encuentro means an encounter, and meetings form a core theme in these six groundbreaking plays, each prefaced by a critical introduction from a leading Latinx theater scholar. Playwrights Ruben C. Gonzalez, Jose Torres-Tama, Rickerby Hinds, Mariana Carreno King, Javier Antonio Gonzalez, and Evelina Fernandez exhibit a wide range of aesthetic approaches, dramatic structures, and themes, ranging from marriage, gentrification, racial and gendered violence, migration, and the ever-present politics of the U.S.-Mexico border. There is power in the communal experience of creating, witnessing, and participating in theater festivals. This anthology is a testament to that power and seeks to document the historic festival as well as to make these works available to a wider audience. Encuentro: Latinx Performance for the New American Theater addresses interests of general audiences committed to the performing arts; scholars and students of Latinx, gender, and ethnic studies; university, college, and high school theater programs; and regional theaters looking to diversify their programming.

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Author:   Trevor Boffone ,  Teresa Marrero ,  Chantal Rodriguez
Publisher:   Northwestern University Press
Imprint:   Northwestern University Press
ISBN:  

9780810140158


ISBN 10:   0810140152
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   15 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Foreword/Manifesto - Jose Luis Valenzuela Introduction: Encuentro 2014: Encountering Latina/o Theatre and Performance, Trevor Boffone, Teresa Marrero, Chantal Rodriguez La Esquinita, U.S.A. by Ruben C. Gonzalez Critical Introduction by Jorge Huerta Aliens, Immigrants and Other Evildoers by Jose Torres-Tama Critical Introduction by Tiffany Ana Lopez Dreamscape by Rickerby Hinds Critical Introduction by Olga Sanchez Saltveit Patience, Fortitude and Other Antidepressants by Mariana Carreno King Critical Introduction by Beatriz Rizk Zoetrope Part I by Javier Gonzalez Critical Introduction by Irma Mayorga Premeditation by Evelina Fernandez Critical Introduction by Grace Lopez

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This essential anthology features established and emerging playwrights from a diverse range of Latinx backgrounds (most of whom remain staggeringly under published) as introduced by incisive commentaries from an impressive array of contemporary Latinx theatre scholars and critics. An artfully-edited volume that aptly captures both the excitement and the far-reaching impact of the 2014 Encuentro. --Brian Eugenio Herrera, Princeton University, author of Latin Numbers: Playing Latino in Twentieth Century Popular Performance


This essential anthology features established and emerging playwrights from a diverse range of Latinx backgrounds (most of whom remain staggeringly under published) as introduced by incisive commentaries from an impressive array of contemporary Latinx theatre scholars and critics. An artfully-edited volume that aptly captures both the excitement and the far-reaching impact of the 2014 Encuentro. - Brian Eugenio Herrera, Princeton University, author of Latin Numbers: Playing Latino in Twentieth Century Popular Performance


Author Information

Trevor Boffone is a lecturer in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at the University of Houston and the founder of the 50 Playwrights Project. Teresa Marrero is a professor of Latin American and Latinx theater at the University of North Texas. Chantal Rodriguez is the associate dean of the Yale School of Drama and a lecturer in the Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism Department.

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