Fronteras Vivientes

Edited by Natalie Alvarez

Fronteras Vivientes
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This book is the first to showcase the work of established and emerging Latina/o playwrights in Canada, charting the range and depth of Latina?/o Canadian theatre—its radical experimentations with form; its unflinching forays into histories of conquest, political oppression, ... Read more


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This book is the first to showcase the work of established and emerging Latina/o playwrights in Canada, charting the range and depth of Latina?/o Canadian theatre—its radical experimentations with form; its unflinching forays into histories of conquest, political oppression, and exile as told from intimate first-person perspectives; its community activism; and its dark humour. Each play is preceded by a critical introduction written by Latina/o theatre studies scholars from Canada and the US. With its companion essay collection, Latina/o Canadian Theatre and Performance, this anthology provides a core curriculum for courses focusing on Latina/o theatre, theatre in the Americas, political performance, or intercultural theatre in Canada.

Natalie Alvarez

Natalie Alvarez is an associate professor at Brock University’s Department of Dramatic Arts where she teaches in the Theatre Praxis concentration. Her work on contemporary performance, performance theory, and Latina/o theatre has appeared in a number of periodicals such as Theatre Journal, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and Janus Head, as well as in national and international essay collections. Her current SSHRC-funded book project, Enactments of Difference, examines simulations, interculturalism, and performance in military training and dark tourism. She also serves as co-editor of the Canadian Theatre Review’s Views and Reviews.

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