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Title: Teatro Cometa Oral History Project Collection, 2007-2008Save to your list.
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This collection of oral histories tells the story of a grassroots Chicano theater group, Teatro Cometa, which was active during 1970s and early 1980s in and around Fullerton, California. During their approximately dozen year span, Teatro Cometa embodied elements of the rasquache ethic as well as formal theatrical productions with varying levels of municipal and private support. This collection of oral histories gives voice to an otherwise marginalized community, shedding  light on how some Chicano/Latino communities responded creatively and critically to drug use, ethnic discrimination and gang violence. Other themes that emerge are: the role of public education in the arts, the role of private funding for the arts (both local and regional), the impact of the Chicano movement in Orange County and the relationship between theater and civic engagement.
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