Using stereotypes to end racism Updated on September 8, more The phrase "theatre as a weapon" comes into play once more with the presentation of "Los Vendidos. Written by Luis Valdez, "Los Vendidos" attempted to highlight Latino stereotypes and their effects on society and on those stereotyped.
Throughout his childhood, the family moved from harvest to harvest around the central valleys of California. Due to this peripatetic existence, he attended many different schools before the family finally settled in San Jose, California.
Throughout grammar school, Valdez organized plays at school and put on puppet shows in his garage, which, he recalls, were usually about fairy tales. He described himself as "a very serious student. During his second year of college, he switched his major to English. The plays were used to educate and inform not only the farm workers, but also the public.
Valdez believed that humor was a major asset to his plays in El Teatro Campesino as it was a tool to lift the morale of strikers. Although Valdez left El Teatro inhis legacy lived on.
Thanks in large part to Valdez and El Teatro Campesino, the s saw an explosion of Chicano theater. Theater groups sprang up with surprising speed on college campuses and in communities throughout the United States.
In he moved both theater and cultural center to Fresnowhere they remained for two years. Combined now with the cultural center, it was called El Centro Campesino Culturaland it became a fully professional production company.
He is credited with assisting in the development of a university program that prepares students in the entertainment industry: He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in With Zoot Suit, Valdez became the first Chicano director to have a play presented on Broadway in Later, it was made into a film in La Bamba[ edit ] The film that brought Valdez his "breakthrough into mainstream America" was La Bamba which debuted in The film, about Ritchie Valensa popular Chicano s rock and roller"was an overwhelming box office success" according to BookRags.Luis Valdez does a brilliant job of portraying life in the barrios of East LA and life as a zuit sooter.
The acting, singing and dancing were superb.
I enjoyed this film. Luis Valdez Self-Invention “The reason that I began working in the theater was because I loved the art form, and I wanted to be a playwright.
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