Blacktino Queer Performance


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Duke University Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.3 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author

E. Patrick Johnson is Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University and the author of Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity, also published by Duke University Press.

Ramón H. Rivera-Servera is Associate Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University and the author of Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics.


"Blacktino Queer Performance is an essential read for scholars of performance, queer theory, and critical race studies. Its cross-disciplinary approach provides multiple perspectives through intertextual and intercultural critique."-- (07/10/2018)
"This collection is a call for more collections that empower, (re)member, and advocate for queer people of color. It is an excellent choice for artists, activists, and academics interested in the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and sexuality (and more); cultural performances of power and resistance; and the potentiality of queer of color worldmaking."-- (03/29/2018)
"In bringing together the performance scripts of primarily Black and Latina/o queer playwrights and performance artists working in the United States, the book offers a survey of some of the most arresting work in this rising field."--Guillermo Avilés-Rodríguez"Chiricú Journal" (09/01/2017)
"A groundbreaking project...."-- (02/01/2018)
"It is not only that all these voices matter and deserve to be heard but also (and even more so) that, when these voices are heard together in the space of the same printed text, they mean more--and differently--than they would in the small theatre spaces where they were originally performed."--Shane Breaux"Theatre Survey" (01/16/2018)
"[T]he Blacktino works as presented in this collection rankle and disturb, taunt and tantalize, ripping back skin and exposing raw nerves like no other."--Timothy Francis Barry"Brooklyn Rail" (07/14/2017)