Marie Ramirez Downing, Assistant Professor and Director of the Acting Program for the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, recently authored a chapter in a new book, Latinx Actor Training (Routledge 2023).
"My chapter is called "Performance of Identity - A Practice." This book presents essays and pioneering research from leading Latinx practitioners and scholars in the United States to examine the history and future of Latino/a/x actor training practices and approaches. It features contributions covering current and historical acting methodologies, principles, and training, explorations of linguistic identity, casting considerations, and culturally inclusive practices that aim to empower a new generation of Latinx actors. This book offers culturally inclusive pedagogies that will be invaluable for students, practitioners, and scholars interested in the intersections of Latinx herencia (heritage), identity, and actor training. It is released March 3rd but anyone can pre-order."
-Marie Ramirez Downing
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