The Colour of Theatre presents a range of essays, interviews and performance texts that illustrate and examine the process, evolution and dynamics of making theatre in the dawning moments of the twenty-first century. It berings together writing by artists, intellectuals and art activists exploring contemporary practices within multicultural, intercultural and ethnically specific theaters. This provocative and dynamic resource brings forth critical issues of cultural aesthetics, engaging theatre as a crucial site for examining the intricate intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality and national and global politics. Roberta Uno is Professor of Theatre at the University of Massachusetts and Artistic Director of New WORLD Theatre. Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns is Assistant Professor is Asian American Studies and the World Arts and Cultures Department at UCLA.
Roberta Uno is Assistant Professor of Theater at the University of Massachusetts and Artistic Director of New World Theater. Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns is a Doctoral Candidate in the American Studies Program, English Department, at the University of Massachusetts.
Part I: Introduction Roberta Uno; Part II: Essays; 1. Theater Beyond Borders Thulani Davis; 2. Interculturalism and Multiculturalism in an Age of Globalisation, Discriminations, Discontents and Dialogue Rustom Bharucha; 3. Staging Social Memory Diana Taylor; 4. Re-Imagining the Stage Jaye T. Darby; 5. Notes from a Cosmopolite Velina Hasu Houston; 6. Towards A New Territory in 'Multicultural' Theater Harry J. Elam, Jr.; 7. Sour Grapes: The Art of Anger in America Cherrie Moraga; Part III: Interviews; 8. Someplace to be Somebody: La Ma Ma's Ellen Stewart Alvin Eng; 9. Uncovering and Displaying out Universes: Jesusa Rodriguez in/on Mexico Roselyn Constantino; 10. Gendering Chiapas: Petrona Cruz Cruz and Isabel J.F. Juarez Espinosa of FOMMA Harley Erdman; 11. Who's Doing it Now? Conversations with Brian Freeman on the Politics of Black Gay Performance Marlon M. Bailey; 12. Something Larger than Ourselves: Interview with Nobuko Miyamoto Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns; 13. What do you Call it? Black Theater Artists Doing Multiculturalism: A Conversation with Paul Carter Harrison Roberta Uno; 14. Theater and Activism: Conversation with Chuck Mike Awam Amkpa; 15. Weaving a Legacy: An Interview with Muriel Miguel of the Spiderwoman Theater Ann Haugo; 16. Los Angeles Intersections: Chay Yew David Roman; Part IV: Performance Texts; 17. Collaboration/Celebration: Introduction to Quinceanera Joseph Salvatore Jr.; 18. Quinceanera Alberto Beto Araiza, Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, Michael Marinez with Danny Saldivar; 19. Quinceanera: A Latino Queer and Transcultural Party of AIDS Alberto Sandoval-Sanchez; 20. Meditations on the Exotic Condition: Introduction to the bodies between us Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns; 21. the bodies between us le thi diem thuy; 22. "look at my bones:" Theater as Contact Zone in the bodies between us Una Chaudhuri; 23. Pocha Nostra's Apocolyptic Landscape: Introduction to Borderscape 2000 Lisa Wolford; 24. Borderscape 2000 Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes; 25. Audioscape 2000: The Pocha Nostra and the Performance of Sound Josh D. Kun; 26. Elijah's Journey Talvin Wilks; 27. Elijah Sekou Sundiata; 28. Conversations with History: Sekou Sundiata, Craig Harris and Elijah Joni Jones; 29. Notes on Udu, Formerly Elijah Sekou Sundiata