The Dallas Latino Cultural Center invites you to attend the One-Act Play Festival from Thursday-Saturday, October 3-5, 2013, 7:30pm
In partnership with the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Department of Dance and Theater at the University of North Texas, the LCC will hold its 2nd Annual One-Act Play Festival during Hispanic Heritage Month. These theatrical performances not only seek to portray the Latino experience in North Texas, but also to challenge the definition of Latino identity in the region.
In collaboration with the LCC, the event is coordinated by Dr. Lorenzo García, chair of the UNT Department of Theater and Dance, and Dr. Teresa Marrero, Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures on behalf of TANTO, the Teatro Alianza of North Texas Organizations. TANTO is a newly formed coalition of five North Texas Latin@ theater companies plus independent artists.
Dr. Garcia has been involved in theatre education as a theatre teacher, theatre-for-youth director, textbook consultant, and researcher. His publications have appeared in Youth Theatre Journal, Stage of the Art, Research in Drama Education, Multicultural Perspectives, and Teaching & Learning: The Journal of Natural Inquiry. In addition to numerous published articles, he has presented papers that address issues of diversity in teacher education at international conferences in Jordan, Great Britain, and Switzerland. He was selected as a recipient of UNT’s Developing Scholars Award for 1999-2000, received UNT’s 1999 Student Association Honor Professor Award, and named by the students in UNT’s Honors Program as the 1998-99 Outstanding Faculty Member. Most recently, he received the prestigious 2000 Barbara Salisbury Wills Alliance Award for his continued service to the American Alliance for Theatre & Education. He has been a journal editor for Stage of the Art and is currently co-editor of Youth Theatre Journal.
Dr. Teresa Marrero specializes in contemporary Latin American and Latino Theater (Mexican/Chicano, Cuban/Cuban-American, Puerto Rican, Argentinean) and Performance-Cultural Theory. Her graduate courses include Latin American Adaptations of Classical Greek Plays (Teatro y Ritualidad), Lat. Am. Theater from Realism to the Present, and Women in Latin American-Latino Theater. She is a creative writer, a theater director, and an avid tango dancer!
Four out of the six One-Act Play Festival offerings are in Spanish and two are bilingual, which highlights the importance and the significance of the Spanish language in our communities. Each of the performances will be followed by talks led by Dr. García and Dr. Marrero.