This collection of oral histories tells
the story of a grassroots Chicano theater group,
, which was active during 1970s and early 1980s in and around Fullerton,
California. During their approximately dozen year span,
embodied elements of the
as well as formal theatrical productions with varying levels of municipal and private
support. This collection of oral histories gives voice to an otherwise marginalized
community, shedding light on how some Chicano/Latino communities responded creatively
and critically to drug use, ethnic discrimination and gang violence. Other themes that
emerge are: the role of public education in the arts, the role of private funding for
the arts (both local and regional), the impact of the Chicano movement in Orange County
and the relationship between theater and civic engagement.
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