Date of Degree

5-2019

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Program

Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures

Advisor

Carlos Riobó

Committee Members

Jean Graham-Jones

Francisco Soto

Subject Categories

Latin American Languages and Societies | Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature

Keywords

Hispanic Theater, New York, History, Memory

Abstract

Esta disertación analiza ocho textos de los autores Tere Martínez, Jorge Merced, Marco Antonio Rodríguez, Eva Cristina Vásquez y cuatro performances en la calle. La misma explora las relaciones entre los cuatro dramaturgos y las comunidades hispanas de Nueva York. Indaga en el proceso de cómo la memoria de estas comunidades se refleja en un repertorio teatral. Por otro lado, revisa la organización del performance cultural en las comunidades.

La hipótesis de esta investigación es que en el teatro hispano alterno hay obras que son reflejo y reflexión sobre los grupos periféricos y que el performance es una herramienta social.

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This dissertation analyzes eight texts by playwrights Tere Martínez, Jorge Merced, Marco Antonio Rodríguez, and Eva Cristina Vásquez. It explores the relationships between the mentioned authors and the Hispanic communities of New York City, principally the process of how history and memories of these communities are reflected in a theatrical repertoire. On the other hand, Desde el margen explores four cultural and social performances performed on streets by neighbors or social activists reviewing the organization of these performances developed by Hispanic groups.

The hypothesis of this research is that in the alternative Hispanic theater there are works that reflect Hispanic peripherical groups and that performing arts and theater are social tools. The dissertation’s theoretical framework are Performance Studies and Latinx Studies.

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