Finding Aid for the Diane Rodriguez Collection of Latino Theater Initiative Papers 1968 - 2005

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Diane Rodriguez Collection of Latino Theater Initiative Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1968 - 2005
Collection number: 117
Creator: Rodriguez, Diane 1955 -
Extent: 4 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This is a collection of approximately four linear feet of papers relating to Diane Rodriguez's career with the Center Theater Group's Latino Theater Initiative as well as her work as a leader in the creative community and as an actor.
Physical location: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library Archive Storage. In the future the collection will be stored at the UCLA Southern Regional Library Facility.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English , Spanish

Access

Collection is open for research.
Access is available by appointment for UCLA student and faculty researchers as well as independent researchers. To view the collection or any part of it, please contact the CSRC at http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/

Publication Rights

For students and faculty researchers of UCLA, all others by permission only. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the Librarian at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Diane Rodriguez Collection of Latino Theater Initiative Papers, 117, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center by the owner, Diane Rodriguez. Deed on file at the archive office.

Biography

Diane Rodriguez was born and raised in San Jose, California in the 1950's; her mother was born in Blythe, California and her father was born in San Angelo, Texas. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and after graduation immediately joined El Teatro Campesino/the Theater of the Farmworkers where she was a leading actor for eleven years. In 1988, she co-founded the comedy troupe Latins Anonymous and published a two play anthology titled Latins Anonymous (Arte Publico Press 1996) that remains popular today. She was the director of the Latino Theatre Initiative at the Mark Taper Forum-a program that developed Latino theatre artists and audiences. In 2005 she became Associate Producer/Director of New Play Production at Center Theatre Group Los Angeles, positioning her as one of the most visible Latinas in the American theater. She won an Off Broadway Obie Award for Performance in 2007. She continues to direct, write and act. Her work is distinguished for its deeply political bend and use of humor to confront various forms of oppression

Related Material

Latino Theater Initiative Center Theater Group Papers

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Diane Rodriguez
Jose Luis Valenzuela
Mark Taper Forum
Ollantay Theater Magazine


Container List

 

Series 1. Publications and Journals

Box 1, Folder 1

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 1968-2003

Physical Description: Books

Scope and Content Note

Various books and magazines on Chicano Theater:

Ollantay Theater Magazine:

Vol. I Num 1 Qty: 2

Vol. I Num 2 Qty: 2

Vol. II Num 1 Qty: 1

Vol. II Num 2 Qty: 1

Vol. VI Num 10 Qty: 1

Vol. V Num 2 Qty: 1

Aztlan, A Journal of Chicano Studies Vol. 24 Num 2 Qty: 1

Chicana En La Literatura Y El Arte: Vol 1 Qty: 1

El Espejo - The Mirror Octavio I. Romano-V., Editor Qty: 1

On Contradiction by: Mao Tse-Tung Qty: 1

Pensamiento Serpentino, by: Luis Valdez Qty: 2

Poemas de la vida el amor y cosas de Nuevo Mexico, by: Steven P. Villers Qty: 1

A Bibliography of Chicano & Mexican dance, drama & music Qty: 1

Menyah Productions, El Centro Campesino Cultural, Inc. Qty: 1

TDR The Drama Review: The Journal of Performance Studies Spring 1994 Qty: 1

TDR The Drama Review: Latin American Theater Vol. 14 Num 2, Winter 1970 Qty: 1

TDR The Drama Review: Politics and Performance vol. 13 Num 4, Summer 1969 Qty: 2

TDR The Drama Review: Black Theatre Vol. 12 Num 4, Summer 1968 Qty: 1

A Report to the Ford Foundation: Hispanic Theater in the United States & Puerto Rico by: Joanne Pottitzer Qty: 1

Theatre Journal October 2002 Qty: 1

Sundance Institute, 2003 Theatre Lab. July 7-27, 2003 Qty: 1

Note

Box contains bibliography list of all books and magazines
Box 5, Folder 5

The Diane Rodriguez Collection October 25-November 28, 1999

Physical Description: Magazine

Scope and Content Note

Playbill calendar Festival de Otono
Box 5, Folder 6

The Diane Rodriguez Collection December 2002

Physical Description: Magazine

Scope and Content Note

Performing Arts
Box 5, Folder 7

The Diane Rodriguez Collection July 2002

Physical Description: Magazine

Scope and Content Note

Pulse!
Box 5, Folder 8

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 2000

Physical Description: Magazine

Scope and Content Note

El Andar
Box 5, Folder 9

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 2000

Physical Description: Journal

Scope and Content Note

Parabasis Journal of: ASK Theater Project

Vol. VII no 2 Fall 2000
Box 5, Folder 10

The Diane Rodriguez Collection October/November 1995

Physical Description: Magazine

Scope and Content Note

Saludos Hispanos Vol 12 N. 10 #2 Magazines
Box 5, Folder 11

The Diana Rodriguez Collection November/December 1995

Physical Description: Journal

Scope and Content Note

Latin Heat Vol. III No 6
Box 5, Folder 12

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 1996

Physical Description: Journal

Scope and Content Note

Latin Heat:

Vol. IV No 6 Vol. Iv No 5
Box 5, Folder 13

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 1997

Physical Description: Journal

Scope and Content Note

Latin Heat:

Vol. V No. I Jan/Feb 1997

Special March 1997 July/August 1997
Box 5, Folder 14

The Diane Rodriguez Collection January/February 1998

Physical Description: Journal

Scope and Content Note

Latin Heat: Music Issue
Box 5, Folder 15

The Diane Rodriguez Collection July 1990

Physical Description: Magazine

Scope and Content Note

Venice the Magazine Vol. II No. 4
Box 5, Folder 16

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 2002

Physical Description: Journal

Scope and Content Note

Subtext: The Group at strasberg Event Calandar
Box 5, Folder 17

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 1990

Physical Description: Magazine

Scope and Content Note

Linda Ronstandt Promotional Magazine
Box 5, Folder 18

The Diane Rodriguez Collection October 1989

Physical Description: Magazine

Scope and Content Note

LA Style Vol. 35
 

Series 2. Manuscripts

Box 2, Folder 1

The Diane Rodriquez Collection March 2, 2000

Physical Description: Manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Script: The Song of Orfeo

Note

Draft 3
Box 2, Folder 2

The Diane Rodriguez Collection No Date

Physical Description: Manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Script: Mother Dirt by. Lidia Ramirez

Note

Fourth Draft
Box 2, Folder 3

The Diane Rodriquez Collection No Date

Physical Description: Manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Liaison Dark Horse/Pale Rider, by: Greg Barrios
Box 2, Folder 4

The Diane Rodriguez Collection No Date

Physical Description: Manuscript

Scope and Content Note

The Path to Divadom, by: Diane Rodriguez
Box 2, Folder 5

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 1996 cir

Physical Description: Manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Viva, la click-ka, by: Rodolfo Valier Alvarado
Box 2, Folder 6

The Diane Rodriguez Collection May 10, 2005

Physical Description: Manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Script: Declaracion de Paz, by: Rudolpho Alvarado

Note

Handwritten notes from Rudolpho to Diane Rodriguez
Box 2, Folder 8

The Diane Rodriguez Collection No Date

Physical Description: Manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Script: La La Awards 93'

by: Cris Franco, Cuisa Leschin, Armondo Molina, and Diane Rodriguez

Note

includes handwritten notes
Box 2, Folder 10

The Diane Rodriguez Collection No Date

Physical Description: Printed Material & Audio

Scope and Content Note

Scripts: Woman Behind Bars by Tom Eyen

Inside Out by: Doug Haverty CD: El Teatro Compesino: From the fields to Hollywood
Box 2, Folder 11

The Diane Rodriguez Collection Cir 1997

Physical Description: Manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Script: The Good Perso of Szechuan by: Bertolt Brecht

Note

with handwritten notes
Box 2, Folder 12

The Diane Rodriguez Collection December 17, 2002

Physical Description: Manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Script: Living Out by: Lisa Loomer

Note

handwritten notes included on script
Box 3, Folder 1

The Diane Rodriguez Collection March 13, 2003

Physical Description: Manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Rehearsal Script

Note

Rehearsal copy with handwritten notes
Box 3, Folder 2

The Diane Rodriguez Collection November 17, 1999

Physical Description: Manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Script: La Posada Magica by: Octavio Solis and Marcos loya

Note

Set design included and artwork
Box 3, Folder 3

The Diane Rodriguez Collection No Date

Physical Description: Ephemera

Scope and Content Note

Jaywalker, Taper too, Black butterfly Jaguar Girl Pinata Woman and other Superhero Girls Like Me,

Drive my Coche, El Grito, Spirits Rising, Diva L.A., Mabou Mines las Horas de Belen - A Book of Hours
 

Series 3. Clippings

Box 2, Folder 7

The Diane Rodriguez Collection September 1996 and May 1997

Physical Description: Newspaper Clippings

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of newspaper clippings of reviews of the play: Viva, la click-ka by Rodulfo Alvarado
Box 5, Folder 1

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 2003

Physical Description: Manuscripts

Scope and Content Note

Various reviews of: Living Out
Box 5, Folder 2

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 1993

Physical Description: Manuscripts

Scope and Content Note

Various reviews: Latin Anonymous and the The La La La Award
Box 5, Folder 3

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 1985-2003

Physical Description: Manuscripts

Scope and Content Note

Various newspaper clippings and articles

regarding Diane Rodriquez
Box 5, Folder 4

The Diane Rodriguez Collection March 16 - April 14, 2002

Physical Description: Manuscripts

Scope and Content Note

Folder containing various articles regarding:

The Have Little featuring America Ferrera

Note

Featuring America Ferrera
 

Series 4. Printed Material

Box 3, Folder 7

The Diane Rodriguez Collection No Date

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Playbill: Zootsuites
Box 3, Folder 8

The Diane Rodriguez Collection Cir 2002

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Performing Arts Flyers & Brochures
Box 4, Folder 1

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 1995-1996

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Performing Arts Brochures: Sor Juana Festival, Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Del Corazon
Box 4, Folder 2

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 1999

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Performing Arts Brochures & Flyer's
Box 4, Folder 3

The Diane Rodriguez Collection Cir 2000

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Performing Arts Brochures
Box 4, Folder 4

The Diana Rodriguez Collection Cir 2001-2002

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Performing Arts Brochures
Box 4, Folder 5

The Diana Rodriguez Collection Cir 2004

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Performing Arts Brochures & Flyers
Box 4, Folder 6

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 2005

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Performing Arts Brochures & Flyers
Box 4, Folder 7

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 1995-2004

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Various Performing Arts Flyers
Box 4, Folder 8

The Diane Rodriguez Collection February 2000, April 2005

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Playbills:

Our Lady of Tortilla, ZootSuites, Letters from Cuba,

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Box 4, Folder 9

The Diane Rodriguez Collection No Date

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Various Brochures, Pamphlets and Flyers
Box 4, Folder 10

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 1993

Physical Description: Printed Material

Scope and Content Note

Playbill: Heroes & Saints

Note

Borderland Theater
 

Series 5. Ephemera

Box 3, Folder 5

The Diane Rodriguez Collection Cir 1999

Physical Description: Ephemera

Scope and Content Note

Culture Clash Border Town, Latin Anonymous, Latino Theater Initiative
Box 3, Folder 6

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 2000, 2003-2004

Physical Description: Ephemera

Scope and Content Note

La Bohime, Top dog/Under dog, Slanguage, Living Out,

Woman of the year Los Angeles County Commission for Woman ,

Black Butterfly Jaguar Girl Pinata Woman & other Superhero Girls Like Me,

Drive my Coche
 

Series 6. Personal papers and Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 9

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 1999 & 2001

Physical Description: Papers

Scope and Content Note

Personal Records, correspondences and contact lists
 

Series 7. LTI Lab Materials

Box 3, Folder 4

The Diane Rodriguez Collection 1996-1999

Physical Description: Ephemera

Scope and Content Note

Latino Theater Initiative, Taper lab New Work Festival,

Blade to the Heat, Spirits Rising, Diva L.A., LTI Writers Retreat,

New Work festival 98