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Eric Mayer-García

Eric Mayer-García is a PhD candidate in the LSU Department of Theatre. His dissertation research focuses on the Cuban avant-garde theatre in Havana, Miami, and New York and its intersection with U.S. Latina/o theatre. He has published and presented original research on nineteenth-century Cuban costumbristas in New Orleans, teatro vernáculo in early twentieth-century Ybor City, popular theatre collective Teatro Escambray, as well as the theatre of Maria Irene Fornes, Virgilio Piñera, Reinaldo Arenas, and Caridad Svich. This year Eric was a graduate fellow for the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami and is currently an LSU Graduate School Dissertation Fellow. He was chosen as an alternate for the Ford Dissertation Fellowship 2015-2016.

Creación Colectiva Time Capsule
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Creación Colectiva Time Capsule

The Work of Carlos Jesús García in Houston's Teatro Latino

31 July 2015

Eric Mayer-García describes the work author, director, and arts educator Carlos Jesús García is doing in Houston, and its impact on the community, in the fifth installment of our series about the state of Latina/o theatre in Texas. 

Dreaming the Body in Exile
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Dreaming the Body in Exile

Reinaldo Arenas’ Persecución

1 September 2014

“Dreaming in Cuban” is dedicated to performance as a way to evoke, remember, feel, create, long for, and traverse Cuba. The discussion in the blog series that follows on Cuban theater and performance includes new research on contemporary, historical, ritual, and experimental performance based in Havana and Miami.