This course provides a survey of plays and performance works by people of color from the 1960s to the present that carve out an autonomous aesthetic, cultural, and political space within and outside of American Theater. The course focuses on a selected list of works, which explore a full range of (psycho)social issues and topics affecting people of color, including: the living legacy of slavery and forced immigration; historical dislocation and relocation; indigenous inheritances and disaporic callings; queering desire; and, in particular, the women of color experience & the simultaneity of oppression. Playwrights to be discussed may include the following playwrights, among others: Migdalia Cruz, María Irene Fornes, Hanay Geiogamah, Phillip Kan Gotanda, David Henry Hwang, Lorraine Hansberry, Velina Hasu Houston, Quiara Alegría Hudes, John Leguizamo, Lynn Nottage, Robert O’Hara, Suzan Lori Parks, José Rivera, Octavio Solis, Ntozake Shange, August Wilson, William S. Yellowrobe, Jr. and others.
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- Instructor: Cherrie Moraga