Patricia Ybarra, "Latino/a Theatre in the Times of Neoliberalism"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

What I Am Thinking About Now: Professor Patricia Ybarra (TAPS)

In this presentation Professor Ybarra examines Latino/a theatre artists' innovative theatrical modes of critiquing transnational neoliberal conditions in the U.S., Mexico, and Cuba that escalate diverse forms of violence including femicide, migration crises, narcotrafficking and state sponsored violence against indigenous people. Latino Travelogues differs from critical works in Latino/a Studies that only address theater and performance as a mode of articulating ethnic identity or cultural citizenship, because it does formal analysis of the how theatre production can stage political and economic conditions more radically than other artistic and medial forms because of its limitations. Ybarra considers artists such as Cherrie Moraga, Quiara Hudes, Jorge Cortiñas, Octavio Solis, and Tanya Saracho.

What I Am Thinking About Now is an on-going informal workshop/seminar series to which faculty and graduate students are invited to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress.