This project features lectures, workshops, screenings, performances and public discussions with artists, critics, scholars and community members about the history, current state and future of performing arts in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands region and beyond. Events are free unless noted.
This series offers unique opportunities for engaging in intimate conversations with some of the most important performance scholars and artists working in Mexico and United States.
- February 27, 3:30 p.m. | Comedy in Chicano Theatre: Who is Laughing Now? | lecture by Dr. Jorge Huerta | Coconino Room, Memorial Union, ASU Tempe campus | Dr. Huerta is Chancellor’s Associate’s Professor of Theatre at the University of California, San Diego. He is author of Chicano Theatre: Themes and Forms (Bilingual Press, 1982) and Chicano Drama: Performance, Society, and Myth (Cambridge, 2000).
- March 30, 3:30 p.m. | Performance: Selena’s Rodeo Hustle: Crossing Over Tejano | lecture by Dr. Deborah Paredez | Art Building, Room 246, ASU Tempe campus | Dr. Paredez holds a PhD from the Interdisciplinary Theatre and Drama Program at Northwestern University. She is currently a faculty member of both the Department of Theatre & Dance and the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the 2002 recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation Writing Award for her book of poetry, This Side of Skin (Wings Press, 2002).