The Goodman Theatre's Festival Latino

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ISBN 978-0-8101-2943-6
Publication Date
November 2013
Page Count
480 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

The Goodman Theatre's Festival Latino

Six Plays
Henry D Godinez and Ramón H Rivera-Servera

Drawn from the first ten years of the Goodman Theatre’s renowned biennial festival of Latino plays, the works in this collection expand the definition of Latino theater, resisting the confines of a particular language, locale, or assumed audience. Instead of focusing on similarities that outline the boundaries of Latino identity, these plays look outward, representing the multiplicity of actual Latino experience. The plays were written and performed sometimes in English and sometimes in Spanish; their stories are set in heterogeneous milieus; they’re directed at both Latino and non-Latino audiences; and they incorporate cultural or theatrical elements from vastly different traditions. As a group, these plays indicate the extraordinary range of the festival’s offerings and show how it has contributed to a more complex notion of what Latino theater is and can be.
About the Author

Henry Godinez is an associate professor in the Department of Theatre at Northwestern University and a resident artistic associate at the Goodman Theatre, where he curates the Latino Theatre Festival.

Ramón H. Rivera-Servera is an associate professor in the Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University.


“This wonderful collection of plays engages Latino experience from diverse perspectives and through a variety of genres and styles, showing the different aesthetic directions of recent Latino theater.” —Jill Lane, author of Blackface Cuba, 1840–1895