Texts About the Artist

[compiled by Genia Blaser and Shanna Lorenz, 2008]


Benjamin, Thomas. "A Time of Reconquest: History, the Maya Revival, and the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas." The American Historical Review 105. 2 (Apr. 2000), 417-450.

Eber, Christine. Women of Chiapas: Making History in Times of Struggle and Hope. New York: Routledge, 2003.

---. "Seeking Our Own Food: Indigenous Women's Power and Autonomy San Pedro Chenalho, Chiapas (1980-1998)." Latin American Perspectives, Women in Latin America, Part 3 Identities and Localities: Social Analyses on Gendered Terrain 26.3 (May 1999): 6-36.

Erdman, Harley. "Gendering Chiapas: Petrona de la Cruz Cruz and Isabel J.F. Juárez of la FOMMA (Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya/Strength of the Mayan Woman)." The Color of Theatre: Race, Ethnicity and Contemporary Performance. Ed. Roberta Uno. London: Athlone Press, 2002. 159-170.

Frischmann, Donald H. "New Mayan Theatre in Chiapas: Anthropology, Literacy & Social Drama." Negotiating Performance: Gender, Sexuality and Theatricality in Latin/o America. Ed. Diana Taylor and Juan Villegas. Durham, N.C.: Duke UP, 1994. 213-238.

---. "Active Ethnicity: Nativism, Otherness and Indian Theater in Mexico." Gestos 6.11 (1991): 113-126.

---. "Contemporary Mayan Theatre and Ethnic Conflict, The Recovery and (Re) Interpretation of History." Imperialism and Theatre, Essays on World Theatre, Drama and Performance 1795-1995. Ed. Ellen Gainor. London-New York: Routledge, 1995. 71-84.

---. Words of the True Peoples / Palabras de los Seres Verdaderos: Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Indigenous-Language Writers. Vol. 3: Theater. Austin, TX: U of Texas P, 2006.

Garcia, Ofelia, Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove, and Torres-Guzman, Maria E. Imagining Multilingual Schools: Language in Education And Glocalization (Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights). Tonawanda, NY: Multilingual Matters LTD, 2006.

Green, Sharon L. "Contemporary Theatre in Mayan Mexico: Death-Defying Acts (review)." Theatre Journal 57.3 (Oct. 2005): 538-539.

Macdonald, Margaret Read. Traditional Storytelling Today: An International Sourcebook. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999.

Maier, Linda S., and Isabel Dulfano, eds. Woman as Witness: Essays on Testimonial Literature by Latin American Women. New York: Peter Lang, 2004.

Marrero, María Teresa. "Feminist Theories Don't Travel Well." Pacific Coast Philology 29.1 (Sept. 1994): 124-125.

---. "La construcción visual de la Nueva Revolución Mexicana: El Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional." Gestos 13 25 (1998): 75-104.

Myers, Robert. "THEATER; Mayan Women Find Their Place Is On The Stage." New York Times 28 Sept. 1997.

Rizk, Beatriz. "Imagining a Continent; Recent Research on Latin American Theater and the Performing Arts." Latin American Research Review 42.1 (2007): 196-214.

---. "The Patriarchy Problem: Sexism, Homophobia, and the Many Faces of Transgression to Normative Representations of Difference." Latin American Research Review 42.2 (2007): 238-252.

Steele, Cynthia. "'A Woman Fell into the River': Negotiating Female Subjects in Contemporary Mayan Theater." Negotiating Performance: Gender, Sexuality & Theatricality in Latin/o America. Ed. Diana Taylor and Juan Villegas. Durham-London: Duke UP, 1994. 239-256.

Taylor, Diana, and Roselyn Costantino, eds. Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform. Durham, N.C.: Duke U P, 2003.

Underiner, Tamara. "Incidents of Theater in Chiapas, Tabasco, and Yucatan: Cultural Enactments in Mayan Mexico." Theater Journal 50 (1998): 349-369

---. Contemporary Theatre in Mayan Mexico: Death-Defying Acts. Austin, Texas: U of Texas P, 2004.

---. "Unmasking Mayan Mexico: Women's Issues and Ethnic Identities Play Self-Defining Roles in the Contemporary Indigenous Theatre of Chiapas." American Theatre (May-June 2005): 28+.

Valencia Solanilla, César. "Teatro precolombino: el ritual y la ceremonia." Ciencias Humanas 17 (1998).



Barety, Elisa and Mulholland, Darcie. "What Makes Culture: Theatre -- La FOMMA." Cultural Survival Quarterly 29.4 (Jan. 2006). http://www.cs.org/publications/Csq/csq-article.cfm?id=1882.


Barnett, Pam, "La FOMMA theater group depicts plight of Mayan women at WFU." Wake Forest University News Service. 27 Sept. 2004. http://www.wfu.edu/wfunews/2004/092704f.html.

De Balso, Amanda. "FOMMA: From Chiapas to Lyons, Arts & Review." The Boston College Heights. 3 Apr. 2006. http://media.www.bcheights.com/media/storage/paper144/news/2006/04/03/ArtsReview/ Fomma.From.Chiapas.To.Lyons-1776522.shtml .

"El Teatro Maya Comtemporáneo." http://projects.ups.edu/jlago/spring2003/250b/shurlbert/home.htm.

Laughlin, Mimi. "A Dream Comes True for FOMMA." Maya Educational Foundation, Report to Contributors 2005. http://www.mayaedufound.org/newsletter2005.htm#fomma.