By Storyteller Antonio Sacre
A director tells Antonio that he would produce his play if only he was Mexican. This makes Antonio reflect on the importance of listening to stories outside our own ethnic groups. Antonio travels to Mexico and learns Mexican folktales to share with the community.
- It’s important for communities such as Mexican-Americans to see plays written, directed and acted by Mexican-Americans. However, it’s important to hear stories from other cultures as well. How does a teachers, parents and community theater directors balance both concerns?
- Do you know the folktales and history of your family’s cultures? Did you hear them in school? From the adults around you? From books?
- How did knowing and learning the stories that have existed in your culture for hundreds of years affect you? Does it make you curious about other groups’ stories?
- Mexican Folk Tales by Anthony John Campos
- Momentos Magicos/Magic Moments by Olga Loya
- Mexican American Theatre Then and Now by Nicolas Kanellos
- Crossing Cultures
- Latino American/Latinos
- Living and Traveling Abroad
- Taking A Stand and Peacemaking