Saturday, September 5, 2009

Books: AATE Distinguished Book Award for UT Publication of Plays of José Cruz González

The American Alliance of Theatre Education awarded its "Distinguished Book Award" last month to the UT Press publication of nine plays by California playwright José Cruz González, edited by UT faculty member Coleman A. Jennings.

From the UT Press website:

University of Texas Press
ISBN-13: 978-0292718555

In today's multicultural world there is an urgent need for more plays and books that represent a diverse array of ethnic groups. Theatre and book critics, scholars, and theatre professionals have long campaigned for a broader representation of minorities in book and play publishing.

In this anthology, renowned theatre expert Coleman A. Jennings has compiled a selection of plays by José Cruz González that meets these multicultural demands head-on. González is a foremost voice in theatre for children and youth whose plays address themes, often through imaginary lands and extraordinary characters, faced by children in their everyday lives.

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