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Teresa Marrero

Teresa Marrero is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine and an Associate Professor of Latino/a & Latin American Theater in the Department of World Languages/Literatures/Cultures at the University of North Texas. She is a scholar, fiction writer and an avid tango and salsa dancer. Her courses, all taught in Spanish, include cultura hispana en los Estados Unidos (Hispanic culture in the U.S.). She co-edited Out of the Fringe: Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre and Performance. Her essays in books include: Negotiating Performance: Gender, Sexuality, and Theatricality in Latin/o America, Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad, Latinas on Stage, Conducting a Life: a Tribute to Maria Irene Fornés, The State of Latino Theater in the United States, Theatre & Performance in Small Nations (2013) and in the Encyclopedia of Latino Culture (2013). She is a founding and core member of TANTO, Teatro Alianza of North Texas Organizations (2012) in Dallas, Texas. She writes Latino/a theater performance reviews for the North Texas arts and culture online magazine, Theater Jones (search: Teresa Marrero), and feels honored to be a member of the national steering committee for the Latina/o Theatre Commons.

Pedagogy Notebook
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Pedagogy Notebook

Better Up: A Learning Process in Teaching Latina/o Theatre Creatively

6 August 2016

Teresa Marrero writes about the successes and learning moments encountered while teaching a Latina/o Theatre Special Topics course.

Participate at the Latina/o Theatre Commons Dallas Convening October 30-November 1, 2015
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Participate at the Latina/o Theatre Commons Dallas Convening October 30-November 1, 2015

5 October 2015

The Latina/o Theatre Commons invites theatremakers to participate in a regional convening in Dallas, Texas October 30-November 1, 2015. 

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Matthew Paul Olmos

26 September 2015

Teresa Marrero talks with Matthew Paul Olmos about his play the living’life of the daughter mira, the difference between writing for film or television and theatre, and their shared California roots.

Dallas Latina/o Theatres
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Dallas Latina/o Theatres

Dynamic Collaborations and Audience Expansion

17 July 2015

In the fourth installment of our series on Latina/o theatre in Texas, Teresa Marrero highlights the increasing amount of work happening in Dallas, and the artists making it.

Photo from International Hispanic Theater Festival of Miami (HITF).
Theater as Necessity
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Theater as Necessity

The 29th International Hispanic Theater Festival of Miami

2 September 2014

Teresa Marrero writes about the 2014 International Hispanic Theater Festival in Miami and how/why Latin American theater and American theatre are embedded differently in culture

Better Up
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Better Up

Reflections on pedagogy from students at the University of North Texas.

Dreaming Cuba
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Dreaming Cuba

A series of blog posts about Cuban theatre and performance.

A series of blog posts about Cuban theatre and performance