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Brian Herrera

Brian Eugenio Herrera is Associate Professor of Theater at Princeton University. His work examines the history of gender, sexuality, and race within and through US popular performance. He is the author of Latin Numbers: Playing Latino in Twentieth-Century U.S. Popular Performance (Michigan, 2015) and The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2013 National Convening: A Narrative Report (HowlRound, 2015). He is also the Inaugural Resident Scholar for The Sol Project, an initiative dedicated to producing the work of Latinx playwrights in New York City and beyond. He is presently at work on two book projects: Casting - A History, a historical study of the material practices of casting in US popular performance, and Starring Miss Virginia Calhoun, a narrative portrait of a deservedly obscure early 20th century actress/writer/producer.

The Circle Then, The Circle Now
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The Circle Then, The Circle Now

The Latinx Theatre Commons at Four Years

12 November 2017

An overview of the history and progression of the Latinx Theatre Commons by Brian Herrera, as the LTC enters its fifth year of cross-cultural collaboration and lifting up and strengthening Latinx and Latin American Theatre.

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Octavio Solis

7 September 2015

Brian Herrera interviews playwright Octavio Solis about the process of writing and developing Mother Road.

The Intergalactic Nemesis
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The Intergalactic Nemesis

A Transmedia Multiverse Trilogy

21 May 2015

Brian Herrera on Jason Neulander and Chad Nichols’ trilogy, The Intergalactic Nemesis, at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas.

Hot off the Presses! The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2013 National Convening Book
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Hot off the Presses! The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2013 National Convening Book

12 January 2015

HowlRound's Jamie Gahlon spoke with scholar Brian Herrera about what he learned compiling The Latina/o Theatre Commons 2013 National Convening book, and his vision for how others may find it useful. 

Our Digital Present
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Our Digital Present

11 October 2014

Café Onda (the Journal of the Latina/o Theatre Commons) can’t make all our virtual dreams come true, but this space can celebrate the dynamic creativity and connectivity of Latina/o theatermakers as together we build our digital present.