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4/15/2009

Latino Theatre

Nilo Cruz

  • Cuban exile

  • Anna in the Tropics (Pulitzer Prize)

  • Plays focus on character whose dignity and creative potential

is at odds with repressive circumstances under which character lives

Milcha Sanchez-Scott

    • Playwright of Columbian and Indonesian descent

    • Latina

    • Roosters

  • Over 100 Hispanic-American theatre groups in USA

Asian American Theatre

  • Asian American theatres existed in the USA as early as the mid-19th century

  • Asian Americans rebelled against stereotyped portrayals of Asian Americans by white dramatists around 1965 by writing their own plays and forming their own companies

Frank Chin

  • First Asian American playwright to be widely

recognized

  • Chickencoop Chinaman

David Henry Hwang

Best-known Asian American playwright F.O.B. M. Butterfly

Chay Yew

Artistic Director: Asian American Theatre Workshop & Northwest Asian American Theatre

A Winter People Second Skin

Asian American Theatre

Native American Theatre

  • The Native American Theatre Ensemble

    • First all-Native American company

    • Founded by Hanay Geiogamah in 1972

    • Company has transformed into the American Indian Dance

Theatre, with 19 members from 12 tribes

  • Spiderwoman Theatre

    • Founded by 3 Native American sisters

    • First all-female Native American group in the USA

  • Naa Kahidi (Clan House)

    • Based in Alaska

    • Performs adaptations of Tlingit myths at festivals

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