Thursday, August 4, 2011

Saldana Brings Ethnotheatre Research from Page to Stage

We are pleased to announce the recent release of the book "Ethnotheatre Research from Page to Stage" by IJCAIP Advisory Board Member and Professor of Theatre, School of Theatre and Film, Arizona State University, Johnny Saldana. Saldana is well recognized as an international leader in the field. The book has been published by Left Coast Press and "covers the preparation of a dramatic presentation from the research and writing stages to the elements of stage production. Saldaña nurtures playwrights through adaptation and stage exercises, and delves into the complex ethical questions of turning the personal into theatre. Throughout, he emphasizes the vital importance of creating good theatre as well as good research for impact on an audience and performers. The volume includes multiple scenes from contemporary ethnodramas plus two complete play scripts as exemplars of the genre."