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Palabras del Cielo: An Exploration of Latina/o Theatre for Young Audiences

Palabras del Cielo: An Exploration of Latina/o Theatre for Young Audiences

Compiled by José Casas. Edited with Christina Marín, Ph.D.

Product Code: PM4000

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Please note: The titles in this collection cannot be licensed directly from the collection book. If you wish to perform one of the titles in this collection, you will need to purchase separate scripts for that title.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$39.95 /book

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Synopsis

Set to be the most comprehensive resource examining Latina/o Theatre for Young Audiences, this book examines the subject material through a variety of entry points. The collection offers 12 of the most acclaimed Latina/o bilingual plays targeting different age ranges, ethnic backgrounds and themes. It also contains an additional six chapters of research by some of the most influential Latina/o scholars in the country who speak not only to the plays in the collection but also to the issue of diversity and inclusion in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences.

The plays included are:
Alicia in Wonder Tierra (or I Don’t Eat Goat Head)
Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale
Xochi: Jaguar Princess
Mariachi Girl
Luna
¡Bocón!
The Highest Heaven
la ofrenda (the offering)
Simply Maria, or the American Dream
Sueños Frosted Flakes
It’s All Bueno
That Day in Tucson

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Collection
  • Product Code PM4000
  • Pages 584
  • Cost $39.95

Categories

  • Target Audience College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • ISBN(13) 9781619590885
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Included Titles

Alicia in Wonder Tierra (or I Can't Eat Goat Head) By Silvia Gonzalez S.

Loosely based on Alice in Wonderland, with a touch of The Wizard of Oz, this amazing one-act adventure of young Alicia takes her on a journey from a Mexican curio shop to an understanding of her national heritage.

  • Product Code: A66000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 4m., 4w., doubling.
  • Approx. Run Time: 75 minutes

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Bocón! By Lisa Loomer.

A fable about a 12-year old boy who is fleeing from Central America to Los Angeles and his search to "find his voice" to tell his story.

  • Product Code: B36000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 6 actors, with doubling; Flexible.
  • Approx. Run Time: 55 minutes

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The Highest Heaven By José Cruz González.

The Highest Heaven is intended for families and young audiences. The play's themes explore the Depression, butterflies, hobos, Mexico, growing up and conservation. The Highest Heaven premiered with Childsplay Inc., Arizona, and was subsequently presented at the Mark Taper Forum's P.L.A.Y.

  • Product Code: H78000
  • Genre:
  • Cast Size: 3m., 2w. (some doubling.)
  • Approx. Run Time: 55 minutes

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Simply Maria, or the American Dream By Josefina López.

This wildly funny play tells the story of Maria, a young, precocious Latina who tells her parents she wants to go to college. After they order her to get married instead, Maria has a nightmare in which pieces of herself wrestle with each other.

  • Product Code: SB4000
  • Genre: Comedy|Satire
  • Cast Size: 4m., 6w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 50 minutes

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la ofrenda (the offering) By José Casas

A young boy who has recently lost his parents in the 9/11 tragedy is forced to move to L.A. to live with his grandmother. As they struggle to navigate their feelings after this loss, they realize that their journey as a family is just beginning.

  • Product Code: LD8000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 2m., 1w. (Casting Latino/a actors is strongly encouraged.)
  • Approx. Run Time: 70 minutes

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Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale Book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías. Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma.

Crossing language barriers, gender barriers, weaving a subtle lesson on empathy, sportsmanship, and respect, Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans, will have the audience cheering in their seats.

  • Product Code: CE6000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 2m., 2w., 1 either gender and chorus, both optional.
  • Approx. Run Time: 60 minutes

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Luna By Ramon Esquivel.

Soledad's family is constantly moving, making it hard for her to make friends. She finds comfort in the company of the friendly moon, Luna. The play will resonate with anyone who has wondered, "How do I make and hold on to a good friend?"

  • Product Code: LH1000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 2m., 4w., 4 extras possible.
  • Approx. Run Time: 75 minutes

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Mariachi Girl Book by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce. Music and lyrics by Héctor Martínez Morales.

Ten-year-old Carmencita dreams of being a mariachi singer and joining in performance with her father. However, her father clings to a long-held family tradition of male-only mariachis. Can she celebrate her own heritage and expand her father's view of the world? This uplifting bilingual family drama is about reaching for your dreams and is filled with vibrant original mariachi music.

  • Product Code: MP2000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 3 to 6m., 3w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 60 minutes

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That Day in Tucson By Guillermo Reyes.

A shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., creates international headlines as Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords becomes one of the victims. Intern Daniel Hernandez Jr. rushes to Giffords’ rescue and is credited with helping save her life. This is the story of an unexpected hero who is thrown unintentionally into the limelight and what led to that crucial day in Tucson in which everything changed for Daniel and for the national political landscape surrounding the gun debate and gun violence.

  • Product Code: TV8000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m., 3w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 90 minutes

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