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Hispanic plays

  • 1.  Hispanic plays

    Posted 15 days ago
    Would readers please send me the names of Hispanic plays and/or Hispanic authors?  

    Prof. J. Don Luna
    Instructor Theatre Education 
    Dept. of Theatre and Dance
    SAMC, CLA, TAMUCC


  • 2.  RE: Hispanic plays

    Posted 15 days ago
    I enjoyed reading The House of Ramon Iglesia by Jose Rivera

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    Mark Drum
    he/him/his
    www.whoismarkdrum.com
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  • 3.  RE: Hispanic plays

    Posted 14 days ago
    Rivera has another wonderful short play called "Gas." It's a monologue by a gas station attendant filling a gas pump. Kind of dark.

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    Jean Klein
    Playwriting Teacher in MFA program, Wilkes University]
    Virginia BeachVA
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  • 4.  RE: Hispanic plays

    Posted 14 days ago
    Thanks so much for the suggestion!!!  Keep them coming!!  I'm trying to build my library of Hispanic plays, especially Mexican American themes or authors... 


    Prof. J. Don Luna
    Instructor Theatre Education 
    Dept. of Theatre and Dance
    SAMC, CLA, TAMUCC





  • 5.  RE: Hispanic plays

    Posted 14 days ago
    Just a few plays that haven't been mentioned yet, off the top of my head ...

    Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz
    Real Women Have Curves by Josefina López
    The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz
    Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes

    And a list of writers ought to include the late María Irene Fornés.

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    Jeff Grove
    Theatre Teacher, Aesthetics Department Chair
    Stanton College Preparatory School
    Jacksonville FL
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  • 6.  RE: Hispanic plays

    Posted 14 days ago
    Thanks so much for the list!!!  How about plays about the Mexican American experience?  

    Prof. J. Don Luna
    Instructor Theatre Education 
    Dept. of Theatre and Dance
    SAMC, CLA, TAMUCC





  • 7.  RE: Hispanic plays

    Posted 14 days ago
    GARY SOTO; Novio Boy, Nerdlandia,
    LUIS VALDEZ: Many plays about farmworkers theatre, TEATRO CAMPESINO was started 1966 by VAldez, who had been a migrant kid in CAli.

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    Ginger Latimer
    Performing Arts Chair/ Theatre Director
    Madera CA
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  • 8.  RE: Hispanic plays

    Posted 14 days ago

    The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro: Electricidad; Oedipus El Rey; Mojada has just been published! Wonderful reimaginings of Greek tragedies reset in LA and NYC. I saw his Oedipus El Rey and Mojada (Medea) at the Public Theatre in NYC. Luis is Mexican-American and I adore both him and his work. He teaches at USC and has also has edited some anthologies of Latinx writers.

    Octavio Solis is brilliant-check out his Lydia and the volume of River plays (published by No Passport) for a great perspective on the Mexican American experience on the border. He also has a wonderful memoir, Retablos.

    Speaking of No Passport Press, founder Caridad Svitch is a proflic playwright of note, winning an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence. In addition to her own plays, she has edited some anthologies and written a lot of articles for various publications. 

    https://nopassport.org/about

    https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/caridadsvich/

    Although I haven't read them, I've heard good things about the Floating Island Plays by Cuban writer Eduardo Machado. Other playwrights, whose work is available on the New Play Exchange (about$15 a year, if you don't know about it!), include Anne Garcia-Romero, Kristoffer Diaz, Tlaloc Rivas, Elaine Romano, Diane Burbano, Kristoffer Diaz and Migdalia Cruz.

    Jose Rivera, (I like his Sueno), Nilo Cruz, (I like Anna in the Tropics) and Quiera Alegria Hudes have already been mentioned by others. And, of course, don't forget the late, great Maria Irene Fornes, inspired so many of these writers. Her classic Fefu and Her Friends was revived recently in NYC and  is a new documentary about her.



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    Arlene Hutton, playwright
    Letters to Sala
    I Dream Before I Take the Stand
    Kissed the Girls & Made Them Cry
    As It Is In Heaven
    Susie Sits Shiva (EdTA commission)

    faculty, The Barrow Group, NYC
    arlene@barrowgroup.org
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  • 9.  RE: Hispanic plays

    Posted 14 days ago
    Real Women Have Curves by Josefina Lopez



    Myndee Fleury Washington

    Music & Drama Teacher

    Union Park Charter Academy


    "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you EVERYWHERE"- Albert Einstein






  • 10.  RE: Hispanic plays

    Posted 14 days ago
    Frederico Garcia Lorca
    Luis Alfaro
    Quiara Alegria Hudes
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    Jose Rivera
    Lope de Vega





  • 11.  RE: Hispanic plays

    Posted 13 days ago
    I saw this production of Quixote Nuevo at Hartford Stage in Connecticut and it was remarkable!

    https://www.hartfordstage.org/quixote-nuevo/

    Definitely recommend!

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    Hans Weichhart
    Chief Relationship Officer
    Cincinnati OH
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  • 12.  RE: Hispanic plays

    Posted 13 days ago
    Edit Villarreal:  My Visits with MGM (My Grandmother Marta)
    She also wrote a contemporary adaptation of Romeo and Juliet that I loved when I read it in college (a long time ago), but I can't find any evidence of a published version.




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    Meg O'Connor
    The Masters School
    Dobbs Ferry, NY
    oconnormainstage.com
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  • 13.  RE: Hispanic plays

    Posted 13 days ago
    Howlround has a list, assembled by Tlaloc Rivas. It's from 2013, so isn't as current as you might like, but is a good list of playwrights.
    https://howlround.com/101-plays-new-americans-or-latinidad

    1. 7, Eight, 9 by Joe Luis Cedillo
    2. American Night: The Ballad of Juan José by Richard Montoya
    3. Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz
    4. Ashes of Light by Marco Antonio Rodríguez
    5. Aurora by Leonard Madrid
    6. Based On A Totally True Story by Roberto Aguirre-Sacása
    7. Basilica by Mando Alvarado
    8. BIG BRO / lil bro by Jonathan Ceniceroz
    9. Blade to the Heat by Oliver Mayer
    10. Boxcar by Silvia Gonzalez S.
    11. blu by Virginia Grise
    12. Broadsword by Marco Ramirez
    13. Bruising for Besos by Adelina Anthony
    14. Café Vida by Lisa Loomer
    15. Cascarones by Irma Mayorga
    16. Casualties of Dreams and Sand by Christina Hjelm
    17. Chimichangas and Zoloft by Fernanda Coppel
    18. Claudia Meets Fulano Colorado by Joann Farías
    19. The Conduct of Life by María Irene Fornes
    20. The Cook by Eduardo Machado
    21. County of Kings by Lemon Andersen
    22. Dark Play, or Stories for Boys by Carlos Muríllo
    23. Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary by Marissa Chibas
    24. Earthquake Chica by Anne García-Romero
    25. Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue by Quiara Alegría Hudes
    26. Empanada for a Dream by Juan Villa
    27. Entries by Bernardo Solano
    28. The Smartest Girl in the World by Miriam Gonzalez
    29. Exit, Cuckoo (nanny in motherland) by Lisa Ramírez
    30. Fish Men by Cándido Tirado
    31. Flesh and Blood by Tatiana Suárez-Pico
    32. Floridita, My Love by Javierantonio González
    33. Fukú Americanus (adapted from Junot Díaz's 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao') by Sean San José & Campo Santo
    34. Ghost Light by Desi Moreno-Penson
    35. Greetings From A Queer Señorita by Monica Palácios
    36. El Grito del Bronx by Migdalia Cruz
    37. Guapa by Caridad Svich
    38. Heart Shaped Nebula by Marisela Treviño Orta
    39. Las Hermanas Padilla by Tony Meneses
    40. Highway 47 by KJ Sanchez
    41. The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea by Cherríe Moraga
    42. Los Illegals by Michael John Garcés
    43. Illuminating Veronica by Rogelio Martínez
    44. I Was The Voice of Democracy by Brian Herrera
    45. The Inquisitor by Magdalena Gómez
    46. Johnny Tenorio by Carlos Morton
    47. Julia by Carmen Rivera
    48. Kissing Che by Augusto Federíco Amador
    49. Kita y Fernanda by Tanya Saracho
    50. Knives and Other Sharp Objects by Raul Castíllo
    51. Lackawanna Blues by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
    52. The Lady from Havana by Luís Santeiro
    53. Landlocked by Cusi Cram
    54. Latins Anonymous by Latins Anonymous (Luisa Leschin, Armando Molina, Rick Najera, Diane Rodriguez)
    55. Learn to be Latina by Enríque Urueta
    56. Light of Night by Cecilia Copeland
    57. La Llorona, A Love Story by Kathleen Anderson Culebro
    58. Lydia by Octavio Solís
    59. maelstrom by Christopher Oscar Peña
    60. Mambo Mouth by John Leguizamo
    61. marea by Alejandro Morales
    62. Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarías
    63. Men on the Verge of a His-Panic Breakdown by Guillermo Reyes
    64. My Visits With MGM (My Grandmother Marta) by Edít Villarreal
    65. No Child… by Nilaja Sun
    66. Oedipus El Rey by Luís Alfaro
    67. Pinkolandia by Andrea Thome
    68. Placas by Paul S. Flores
    69. Quality by Elaine Avila
    70. Radio Mambo by Culture Clash (Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Sigüenza)
    71. Real Women Have Curves by Josefína López
    72. The Re-discovery of America by the Warrior for Gringostroika by Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Coco Fusco
    73. References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot by José Rivera
    74. The Reincarnation of Jaime Brown by Lynne Alvarez
    75. Roosters by Milcha Sánchez-Scott
    76. The Ruin by Georgina Escobar
    77. La Ruta by Ed Cardona, Jr.
    78. Señora de la Pinta by Law Chávez
    79. September Shoes by José Cruz González
    80. Seven Spots on the Sun by Martín Zimmerman
    81. Short Eyes by Miguel Piñero
    82. Single Wet Female by Marga Gómez and Carmelita Tropicana (a.k.a. Alína Troyano)
    83. Sissy by Ricardo Brácho
    84. Skin (an adaptation of Buchner's WOYZECK) by Naomi Iizuka
    85. so go the ghosts of méxico, part one by Matthew Paul Olmos
    86. Solitude by Evelína Fernandez
    87. Somewhere by Matthew López
    88. Sonia Flew by Melinda López
    89. Swipe, Tap and Touch by Maria Alexandria Beech
    90. Taking Flight by Adriana Seván
    91. Tight Embrace by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas
    92. Trafficking in Broken Hearts by Edwin Sánchez
    93. Under a Western Sky by Amparo Garcia-Crow
    94. underneathmybed by Florencia Lozano
    95. La Vida Loca by Carlos Manuel
    96. Vieques by Jorge Gonzalez
    97. Welcome to Arroyo's by Kristoffer Díaz
    98. Wetback by Elaine Romero
    99. When El Cucuí Walks by Roy Conboy
    100. Wild in Wichita by Lina Gallegos
    101. Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez


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    Arlene Hutton, playwright
    Letters to Sala
    I Dream Before I Take the Stand
    Kissed the Girls & Made Them Cry
    As It Is In Heaven
    Susie Sits Shiva (EdTA commission)

    faculty, The Barrow Group, NYC
    arlene@barrowgroup.org
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  • 14.  RE: Hispanic plays

    Posted 13 days ago
    Joseph, I sent you a private message about this.

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    John Glass
    Playwright, co-founder of Student Plays
    Teacher and Playwright
    Laguna Hills CA
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