Afro-Latinx Themes in Theatre Today

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In this chapter, contemporary Afro-Latinx theatre themes are explored. They expose racial differences between US Latinx, Indigenous, and Latin American cultures by bringing to light prejudice and oppression within these cultures. Afro-Latinx theatre represents intersectionality and diversity within Black and Latinx culture. Afro-Latinx theatre creators have been writing, producing, and acting in Latinx theatre for years as a way to counteract the lack of representation of their own identity onstage. This chapter acknowledges their work through an exploration of the most common themes found in their work.


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Sicre, D. “Afro-Latinx Themes in Theatre Today”. The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance (CAATP). Kathy A. Perkins, Sandra L. Richards, Renée Alexander Craft, and Thomas F. DeFrantz, eds. New York: Routledge, 2019.