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Hispanic / Latinx Theatre Resources

Guide to help find resources on Hispanic/Latinx theatre.

Librarian for CoMC & DEI

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Esther Medina De León
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Librarian for The College of Visual and Performing Arts and Film Studies

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Latinx Theatre - About

Originally, this guide was created for U. S. Latinx Theatre Histories, however, it can serve as a basic guide to help you with research regarding Latinx Theatre. The guide identifies research tools, materials, resources, and information relevant to research in this area. 

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Helpful Search Terms

Find books and other media on Latinx topics in theatre. The following terms or keywords can be useful since "Latin/x" is a ethnonym that can be sometimes used as a catch-all.

  • Latinx, Latino, Latina
  • Hispanic
  • Mexican American (sometimes hyphenated)
  • Chicano, Chicana, Chicanx, Xicana, Xicano, Xicanx, Tejano (from or related to Texas)
  • Puerto Rican, Nuyorican, Borinquén, boricua, borincano
  • Afro Latin, Afro Latina, Afro Latino (refers to Latin Americans of African ancestry; can include variety within cultures)
  • Columbian, Columbian American
  • Cuban, Salvadorian, Dominican, Guatemalan, Costa Rican

Use  terms, such as these, in context of what you are searching within your area of research. For example: Afro-Latino/as in theatre.

Use AND, OR, or NOT to limit results to include specific geographic areas, years, or other demographic.