Teatro Chicana: A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays

Teatro Chicana: A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays
Author: Laura E. Garcia
Language English
Pages: 272
ISBN10: 029271744X
Genre: Uncategorized
Series Chicana Matters Series
Goodreads Rating: 4.06
ISBN13: 9780292717442
Published: May 1st 2008 by University of Texas Press

Winner, Susan Koppelman Award, Best Edited Volume in Women's Studies in Popular and American Culture, 2008 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 Raices) 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.