Chicana/Latina Drama As Embodied Feminist Practice

  • Elizabeth Jacobs (Participant)

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This essay explores the theatre of Cherrie Moraga for her staging of the Chicana body and feminist politics. Moraga was and is one of the leading feminist writers and activists associated with developments in Chicana feminism, and has become a leading practitioner in the field of Chicana feminist theatre. I argue that Moraga’s early plays feature a number of radical revisions of patriarchal constructions of Chicana subjectivity in ways that conflate Chicana feminist practice with the female body. As Moraga has stated: ‘my writings have always had bodies...and as such are best rendered through the physical space of staging.
Period11 Mar 2015
Event typeOther