Teatro Chicana

Teatro Chicana

A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays

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University of Texas Press

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.



Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780292717435
0292717431
9780292717442
029271744X
Characteristics: xxx, 272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Gutierrez, Sandra M.
Nuñez, Felicitas

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