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Teatro Chicana: A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays
edited by Laura E. Garcia, Sandra M. Gutierrez and Felicitas Nuñez
University of Texas Press, 2008
Cloth: 978-0-292-71743-5 | Paper: 978-0-292-71744-2 | eISBN: 978-0-292-79455-9
Library of Congress Classification PN2270.M48T43 2008
Dewey Decimal Classification 792.08209794985


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 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.

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