top of page
Scholarly References

Stages of Life:  Transcultural Performance Identity in U.S. Latina Theatre

"An analytical companion to the authors' groundbreaking anthology of Latina theater, Puro Teatro, this volume presents a theoretical perspective from which to understand and contextualize Latina theater as a genre in its own right."

Puro Teatro, A Latina Anthology

From plays produced on shoestring budgets in the 1970s to today's high-tech performance pieces, Latina theater has emerged as a vibrant art form whose time has come.

El Teatro Campesino: Theater in the Chicano Movement by Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez (University of Texas Press, 1994)


Chicano Drama: Performance, Society and Myth by Jorge Huerta (Cambridge University Press, 2000)


Domestic Negotiations: Gender, Nation, and Self-Fashioning in US Mexicana and Chicana Literature and Art by Marci McMahon (Rutgers Universtiy Press, 2013) with an entire chapter there devoted to her work, “Redirecting Chicana/Latina Representation: Diane Rodriguez’s Performance and Staging of the Domestic.”

The Latino Theatre Initiative / Center Theatre Group Papers, Chantal Rodriguez’s recent monograph, (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center), is devoted to the work Diane developed during this period and the profound influence of the LTI on shaping the landscape of theater in Los Angeles and nationwide.


Please reload

bottom of page