This title presents a range of essays, interviews and performance texts that illustrate and examine the process, evolution and dynamics of making theatre in the dawning moments of the 21st century. It brings together writings by artists, intellectuals and art activists who explore contemporary practices within multicultural, intercultural and ethnically specific theaters. This provocative and dynamic resource brings to the fore the critical issues surrounding the intricate intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality and national and global politics as represented in contemporary theatre.
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Contributors include Rustom Bharucha, Thulani Davis, Harry Elam, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Velina Hasu Huston, Cherrie Moraga, David Roman, Sekou Sundiata, Diana Taylor, Una Chaudhuri, Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez and le thi diem thuy PART I: INTRODUCTION ROBERTA UNO PART II: ESSAYS 1. Theater Beyond Borders Thulani Davis (Princeton University) 2. Interculturalism and Multiculturalism in an Age of Globalisation, Discriminations, Discontents and Dialogue Rustom Bharucha (Independent writer and director) 3. Staging Social Memory Diana Taylor (New York University) 4. Re-Imagining the Stage Jaye T. Darby (San Diego State University) 5. Notes from a Cosmopolite Velina Hasu Houston 6. Towards A New Territory in 'Multicultural' Theater Harry J. Elam, Jr. (Stanford University) 7. Sour Grapes: The Art of Anger in America Cherrie Moraga (Stanford University) PART III: INTERVIEWS 8. Someplace to be Somebody: La Ma Ma's Ellen Stewart Alvin Eng (playwright) 9. Uncovering and Displaying out Universes: Jesusa Rodriguez in/on Mexico Roselyn Constantino (Pennsylvania State University) 10. Gendering Chiapas: Petrona Cruz Cruz and Isabel J.F. Juarez Espinosa of FOMMA Harley Erdman 11. Who's Doing it Now? Conversations with Brian Freeman on the Politics of Black Gay Performance Marlon M. Bailey (actor/doctoral student, Berkeley) 12. Something Larger than Ourselves: Interview with Nobuko Miyamoto Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns (doctoral student, Univ of Massachusetts at Amherst) 13. What do you Call it? Black Theater Artists Doing Multiculturalism: A Conversation with Paul Carter Harrison Roberta Uno (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) 14. Theater and Activism: Conversation with Chuck Mike Awam Amkpa 15. Weaving a Legacy: An Interview with Muriel Miguel of the Spiderwoman Theater Ann Haugo (illinois State University) 16. Los Angeles Intersections: Chay Yew David Roman (University of Southern California) PART IV: PERFORMANCE TEXTS 17. Collaboration/Celebration: Introduction to Quinceanera Joseph Salvatore Jr. (Brooklyn Academy of Music) 18. Quinceanera Alberto Beto Araiza (director and performer), Paul Bonin-Rodriguez (writer, performer and dancer), Michael Marinez with Danny Saldivar 19. Quinceanera: A Latino Queer and Transcultural Party of AIDS Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez (Mount Holyoke College) 20. Meditations on the Exotic Condition: Introduction to the bodies between us Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns 21. the bodies between us ie thi diem thuy (writer and performance artist) 22. "look at my bones:" Theater as Contact Zone in the bodies between us Una Chaudhuri (New York University) 23. Pocha Nostra's Apocolyptic Landscape: Introduction to Borderscape 2000 Lisa Wolford (Bowling Green State University) 24. Borderscape 2000 Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes (artists) 25. Audioscape 2000: The Pocha Nostra and the Performance of Sound Josh D. Kun (University of California, Riverside) 26. Elijah's Journey Talvin Wilks 27. Elijah Sekou Sundiata (poet) 28. Conversations with History: Sekou Sundiata, Craig Harris and Elijah Joni Jones (University of Texas, Austin) 29. Notes on Udu, Formerly Elijah Sekou Sundiata
Roberta Uno is Assistant Professor of Theater at the University of Massachusetts and Artistic Director of New WORLD Theater. Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns is a Doctoral Candidate in the American Studies Program, English Department, at the University of Massachusetts.