Hey guys!

My name is Cat and I am a sophomore majoring in History and Theatre, with a focus on stage management and directing. As I am, in the long term, interested in exploring cultural styles of theater that are not often found in mainstream United States/European culture, in this course I want to learn more about Latin American theater and performance, both traditional indigenious performance styles and those adapted from colonizing powers. I am also interested to see how Latinx peoples use theater as a protest form and as a way of advocacy, and how this has developed over time. What most excites me about diving into this topic is the idea of learning more about traditional theatrical practices used by indigenous cultures, as this is a subject area that I haven’t gotten the chance to explore before.