Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Teatro cubano: Discursos emergentes (A talk on contemporary Cuban theater by Yohayna Hernández González)

November 22nd, 2013

Newcomb Hall 407

Yohayna Hernández González (1983, Havana, Cuba) is assistant professor of History of Cuban Theater at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba. She is chief editor of Tablas, a journal on the performing arts in Cuba, and editor at the publisher Tablas-Alarcos. Yohayna is also coordinator of the Tubo de ensayo project, a creative space for young theater practitioners on the island, as well as “Laboratorio Ibsen: las herramientas de la sociedad,” a community project sponsored by the Department of Culture in Norway. In her spare time, she also advises for Cubavisión International, ICRT, Cuba.

Beyond her numerous presentations, Yohayna regularly contributes to Tablas and other island publications such as La Jiribilla, Dédalo, and Juventud Rebelde. She has also edited various anthologies, and national and international bulletins on Cuban theater and the performing arts.

All are welcome to attend. Yohayna’s talk is given in Spanish. Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute.


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This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

Tulane’s summer program is locally sponsored and supported by the National Union of Writers and Artists. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and several cultural venues. In addition to field trips in Havana, there will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the Che Guevara monument in Santa Clara, Playa Girón, and Viñales.

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