My friends and I were too young to understand the growing use of the term Chicano while elders preferred Mexican. When I was older, a writer summed up what Chicano meant for him - "the hyphen between Mexican and American." Chicano theater is another way of accessing the rich cultural traditions of Mexican Americans. If you haven't read any Chicano drama, take a look at the following titles:
- Zoot Suit and Other Plays
- Necessary Theater: Six Plays About the Chicano Experience
- El Teatro Campesino: Theater in the Chicano Movement
- Out of the Fringe: Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre and Performance
Take advantage of Su Teatro's new location and take in a show for Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead!