Colombian Theaters Interview Series (12)

Colombian Theaters, 1999
Interviews by Alma Martinez

This collection showcases interviews Alma Martinez conducted with some of the most prominent "teatristas" in Colombia, during two months of field research in Bogotá, Cali and Villa de Leyva in 1999. With grants from Stanford University, Ms. Martinez went to Colombia to seek out Latin American popular/political theaters (T.E.C. and Teatro La Candelaria in particular) that had direct contact and/or were influenced by Teatro Chicano (El Teatro Campesino in particular) in the United States. The intersection of US Chicano theater and the Latin American Nuevo Teatro Popular is the basis of Martinez's book manuscript and, as such, the questions she poses to her subjects all touch upon their exposure, influence and/or knowledge of Chicano theater. Ms. Martinez's scholarly research undertakes a comparative analysis of performance practices within Chicano and Latino popular/political theater across the Americas. The examination focuses on the impact of shared indigeneity, "mestizaje," postcolonialism and third world economics on national identity formation within the Chicano and Nuevo Teatro Popular theater movements between 1965-1975.

Alma R. Martinez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at Pomona College. She holds a Ph.D. in Critical Theory and Directing in Drama from Stanford University. She attended the prestigious conservatory Centro Universitario de Teatro (CUT) at the Universidad Autónoma de México and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, as well as with master teachers Jerzi Grotowski, Lee Strasberg, Arianne Mnouchkine, Augusto Boal and Anna Deveare Smith. As a professional actor, Ms. Martinez's work spans film, television and stage, and was a member of El Teatro Campesino (ETC), founded by Luis Valdez, for 27 years.

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Colombian Theaters, 1999
Interviews by Alma Martinez

This collection showcases interviews Alma Martinez conducted with some of the most prominent "teatristas" in Colombia, during two months of field research in Bogotá, Cali and Villa de Leyva in 1999. With grants from Stanford University, Ms. Martinez went to Colombia to seek out Latin American popular/political theaters (T.E.C. and Teatro La Candelaria in particular) that had direct contact and/or were influenced by Teatro Chicano (El Teatro Campesino in particular) in the United States. The intersection of US Chicano theater and the Latin American Nuevo Teatro Popular is the basis of Martinez's book manuscript and, as such, the questions she poses to her subjects all touch upon their exposure, influence and/or knowledge of Chicano theater. Ms. Martinez's scholarly research undertakes a comparative analysis of performance practices within Chicano and Latino popular/political theater across the Americas. The examination focuses on the impact of shared indigeneity, "mestizaje," postcolonialism and third world economics on national identity formation within the Chicano and Nuevo Teatro Popular theater movements between 1965-1975.

Alma R. Martinez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at Pomona College. She holds a Ph.D. in Critical Theory and Directing in Drama from Stanford University. She attended the prestigious conservatory Centro Universitario de Teatro (CUT) at the Universidad Autónoma de México and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, as well as with master teachers Jerzi Grotowski, Lee Strasberg, Arianne Mnouchkine, Augusto Boal and Anna Deveare Smith. As a professional actor, Ms. Martinez's work spans film, television and stage, and was a member of El Teatro Campesino (ETC), founded by Luis Valdez, for 27 years.

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Interview with Colombian actress, director, playwright and founder of Teatro Itinerante del Sol, Beatriz Camargo, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.

Interview with Beatriz Camargo (1999)

Interview with renowned Colombian theater director, theorist and playwright Enrique Buenaventura, founder of the Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma…

Interview with Enrique Buenaventura (1999)

Interview with renowned Spanish-born Colombian actor Helios Fernández, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez. In this interview, Fernández talks about his experiences as an…

Interview with Helios Fernández (1999)

Interview with theater practitioner Jacqueline Vidal, director of renowned theater ensemble Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.

Interview with Jacqueline Vidal (1999)

Interview with theater director and founder of street theater ensemble Teatro Taller de Colombia, Jorge Vargas, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.

Interview with Jorge Vargas (1999)

Interview with Colombian actor and member of the theater ensemble Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC) Lisímaco Núñez, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.

Interview with Lisímaco Núñez (1999)

In this interview, Bolaños talks about her life in theater, her participation as a member of the Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), and her foundation…

Interview with Lucy Bolaños (1999)

Londoño discusses her trajectory in theater administration and production, which includes backstage work with renowned theater groups such as Teatro Taller de Colombia and Teatro…

Interview with Luz Ángela Londoño (1999)

Interview with theater director and founder of street theater ensemble Teatro Taller de Colombia, Mario Matallana, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.

Interview with Mario Matallana (1999)

Interview with Patricia Ariza, theater director, playwright and founder of renowned Colombian theater ensemble Teatro La Candelaria (www.teatrolacandelaria.org.co), conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.

Interview with Patricia Ariza (1999)

Three-session interview with Santiago García, theater director, theorist, playwright, and founder of renowned Colombian theater ensemble Teatro La Candelaria (www.teatrolacandelaria.org.co), conducted by Chicano theater scholar…

Interview with Santiago García (1999)

In this interview, Hernández narrates her experiences as a theater actress with renowned theater ensembles such as La Candelaria, Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), Teatro…

Interview with Vicky Hernández (1999)