Theater and Cultural Politics for a New World presents a radical re-examination of the ways in which demographic shifts will impact theater and performance culture in the twenty-first century.
Editor Chinua Thelwell brings together the revealing insights of artists, scholars, and organizers to produce a unique intersectional conversation about the transformative potential of theater.
Opening with a case study of the New WORLD Theater and moving on to a fascinating range of essays, the book looks at five main themes:
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
Chinua Thelwell. Introduction.
Section One: New WORLD Theater
Elizabeth Mendez Berry. Fertile Ground: How New World Theater Began.
Roberta Uno. Steps Towards a New World.
Cathy J. Schlund-Vials. "Imagining" and "Restaging" Otherwise: New WORLD Theater, Memory Work, and Multiculturalist Critique."
Gary Y. Okihiro. Third World Studies.
Esther Kim Lee. All the Stage’s a World: The Organization of International, Multicultural, and Global Theater Companies in the U.S.
Paul Bonin-Rodriguez. HOMES at the ends of the WORLD: Repertoires of Access and Agency Out of New WORLD Theater (1979-2009).
Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns. Imagining a "New WORLD": Asian American Women Playwrights Archives in Western Massachusetts.
Section Two: New World Futures: Changing Demographics, Polyculturalism, and Future Aesthetics.
Michael John Garcés. Beyond Demographics: Cornerstone, New WORLD, INTAR and the Theater of the Possible.
James Kass. Life as Primary Text :Youth Speaks Through the New World.
Daniel Banks. Hip-Hop as Pedagogy: The Hip Hop Theater Initiative.
Jasmine Mahmoud. An Uncharted Persistence: Alternative Minoritarian Theater in Austere Chicago.
Will Powers. Whose Space is it Anyway?
Hanay Geiogamah. A Future For American Indian Theater?
Joe Schloss. Culture, Ethnicity and the Inherent Theater of Hip-Hop.
Mark Valdez. The Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET).
lê thi diem thúy. Art is A Song of Freedom.
Jeff Chang. "Not A Prophecy, But Description": Rethinking Multiculturalism in the "Post-Racial" Moment.
Bill Rauch. Afterword.