2017-2018 Catalog

LLAS 303 Latina/o Theater

The focus of this course is on the history, literature, and performance practice of Latina/o theater in the United States. Students will read the work of a number of Latina/o playwrights with particular focus on contemporary playwrights. We will ask questions about how theater is labeled Latina/o and whether it exists on the margins or within the mainstream of US theater. We will consider common themes and forms shared by these works, as well as the ways in which they stand apart creating a diversity of voices. Secondary readings will provide context for our investigation into the socio-political contexts of these works, while play attendance will keep our focus on these plays as performance. There is a ticket fee of $50 for the course.


4 units

Cross Listed Courses

THEA 303

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts