[compiled by Genia Blaser and Shanna Lorenz, 2008]


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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.

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---. "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.

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

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Prieto Stambaugh, Antonio, “‘Con el teatro mi camino tiene menos espinas, muchas más flores’: Petrona de la Cruz”, Artis. Revista Cultural Universitaria, Núm. 0, enero-abril 2015, pp. 25-30.  Prieto Essay Download (3.22 MB)

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.

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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).


Barnett, Pam, "La FOMMA theater group depicts plight of Mayan women at WFU." Wake Forest University News Service. 27 Sept. 2004.

De Balso, Amanda. "FOMMA: From Chiapas to Lyons, Arts & Review." The Boston College Heights. 3 Apr. 2006.

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Laughlin, Mimi. "A Dream Comes True for FOMMA." Maya Educational Foundation, Report to Contributors 2005. 


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Breslin, Patrick. "Coping with change, the Maya discover the play's the thing," Smithsonian (1992): 78-87.

Craig, Sienna. "Mayan Dreams: Pride and Resistance in the Highlands," Summit (1993).

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Frischmann, Donald. El nuevo teatro popular en Mexico (Serie Investigación y documentación de las artes. Segunda época). Unknown Binding, IBNA, 1990.

Gossen, Gary H. Telling Maya Tales: Tzotzil Identities in Modern Mexico. New York-London: Routledge, 1999.

Hervik, Peter. Mayan People Within and Beyond Boundaries: Social Categories and Lived Identity in the Yucatan. New York: Routledge, 2003.

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Laughlin, Robert M. "Mayan Renaissance: Sna Jtz'ibajom, the House of the Writer." Cultural Survival Quarterly (Winter 1994): 13-15.

---. "From All for All: A Tzotzil-Tzeltal Tragicomedy." American Anthropologist 97.3 (1995): 528-542.

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