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La Voz Latina: Contemporary Plays and Performance Pieces by Latinas
edited by Elizabeth C. Ramirez and Catherine Casiano
contributions by Carmen Rivera, Celia H. Rodríguez, Diane Rodriguez, Milcha Sanchez-Scott, Yareli Arizmendi, Josefina Báez, The Colorado Sisters, Migdalia Cruz, Evelina Fernández, Cherríe Moraga and Carmen Peláez
commentaries by Kathy Perkins and Caridad Svich
University of Illinois Press, 2021
Paper: 978-0-252-08598-7 | Cloth: 978-0-252-03622-4
Library of Congress Classification PS508.H57V69 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 812.609928708968

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A timely collection of Latina performance pieces

Surveying the Latina theatre movement in the United States since the 1980s, La Voz Latina brings together contemporary plays and performance pieces by innovative Latina playwrights. This rich collection of varying styles, forms, themes, and genres includes work by Yareli Arizmendi, Josefina Báez, The Colorado Sisters, Migdalia Cruz, Evelina Fernández, Cherríe Moraga, Carmen Pelaez, Carmen Rivera, Celia H. Rodríguez, Diane Rodriguez, and Milcha Sanchez-Scott, as well as commentary by Kathy Perkins and Caridad Svich on the present state of Latinas in theatre roles.
 
La Voz Latina expands the field of Latina theatre while situating it in the larger spectrum of American stage and performance studies. In highlighting the ethnic and cultural roots of the performance artists, Elizabeth C. Ramírez and Catherine Casiano provide historical context as well as a short biography, production history, and artistic statement from each playwright.
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