This project considers how Chicana playwrights Cherríe Morgana and Josefina Lopez, as well as Mexicana performance and video artists, Astrid Hadad and Xomena Cuevas, use performance as a space of cultural and political resistance. These cultural and racialized constraints, social marginalization, as well as real physical violation and pain. I interrogate performance through a feminist lens as a site for understanding violence against women. This thesis seeks to generate reactive dialogues that grant women agency by giving a voice to existing silences.
Deal-Márquez, Gabriella, "Trans(nacional) Bodies in Motion: Reframing Violence and Resistance in Mexicana Performance and Chicana Theater" (2012). American Studies Honors Projects. Paper 6.
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