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January 30, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

In-Person: An Evening with Lillian Manzor & UM Center for the Humanities


January 30, 2023
6:30 pm


zArchive2-Books & Books Coral Gables
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Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Books & Books and UM Center for the Humanities present…



Marginality Beyond Return: U.S. Cuban Performances in the 1980s and 1990s.

Monday, January 30, 6:30 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Join us in-person at Books & Books as UM Professor Lillian Manzor discusses Marginality Beyond Return: U.S. Cuban Performances in the 1980s and 1990s

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

This study is an exploration of US Cuban theatrical performances written and staged primarily between 1980 and 2000.

Lillian Manzor analyzes early plays by Magali Alabau, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, María Irene Fornés, Eduardo Machado, Manuel Martín Jr., and Carmelita Tropicana as well as these playwrights’ participation in three foundational Latine theater projects –INTAR’s Hispanic Playwrights-in-Residence Laboratory in New York (1980-1991), Hispanic Playwrights Project at South Coast Repertory Theater in Costa Mesa, CA (1986-2004), and The Latino Theater Initiative at Center Theater Group’s Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles (1992-2005). She also studies theatrical projects of reconciliation among Cubans on and off the island in the early 2000s. Demonstrating the foundational nature of these artists and projects, the book argues that US Cuban theater problematizes both the exile and Cuban-American paradigms. By investigating US Cuban theater, the author theorizes via performance, ways in which we can intervene in and reformulate political and representational positionings within the context of hybrid cultural identities.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars in Performance Studies, Transnational Latine Studies, Race and Gender studies.

About the Author:

LILLIAN MANZOR is an associate professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty lead for Latin American and Caribbean Research at the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, USA, and founding director of the Cuban Theater Digital Archive.