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Author Leonard, Robert H., author

Title Performing communities : grassroots ensemble theaters deeply rooted in eight U.S. communities / Robert H. Leonard, Ann Kilkelly ; introduction by Jan Cohen-Cruz ; edited by Linda Frye Burnham
Published Oakland, California : New Village Press, [2006]
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgement; Editorâ#x80;#x99;s Preface; Introduction: The Ecology of Theater-in-Community; Findings: Knowing the Secrets Behind the Laughter; Eight Grassroots Ensemble Theaters; 1. Carpetbag Theater Company: Cheerleader for the Revolution; Play Excerpt: ""Nothinâ#x80;#x99; Nice; 2. Cornerstone Theater Company: Love and Respect at Work in the Creative Process; Play Excerpt: ""Steelbound; 3. The Dellâ#x80;#x99;Arte Company: Damn Good Theater â#x80;#x93; What It Is and How to Get It in Blue Lake, California; Play Excerpt: ""Korbel"" (First Episode: The Funeral)
4. Jump-Start Performance Co.: Magic Glue â#x80;#x93; The Politics and Personality of Jump-StartPlay Excerpt: ""Le Griffon; 5. Los Angeles Poverty Department: Theater as an Act of Citizenship; Play Excerpt: ""Agents and Assets; 6. Teatro Pregones: The Twin Rigors of Art and Community, or Not the People Who Said Green; Play Excerpt: ""El apagón"" (The Blackout); 7. Roadside Theater: Little Epiphanies; Play Excerpt: ""South of the Mountain; 8. WagonBurner Theater Troop: Laughing at the Edge; Play Excerpt: ""An Evolving Indian Theater Experience; Research Notes; End Notes; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject American drama -- 20th century.
Ensemble theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Theater in community development -- United States -- Case studies.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Case studies.
History.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Burnham, Linda Frye, editor
Cohen-Cruz, Jan, 1950- writer of introduction
Kilkelly, Ann, author
ISBN 1613320906 (electronic bk.)
9781613320907 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Grassroots ensemble theaters deeply rooted in eight U.S. communities