Luis Valdez | Interview with Valdez (1988)

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Luis Valdez.
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Interview with Valdez (1988)

An interview with Luis Valdez, in In Their Own Words: Contemporary American Playwrights, by David Savran, Theatre Communications Group, 1988, pp. 257-71.

In the conversation below, Valdez discusses the development of his drama and the forces that have had an impact on his work.

One month into the 1965 Delano grape strike, which solidified the power of the United Farm Workers, Luis Valdez met with a group of union volunteers and devised a short comic skit to help persuade reluctant workers to join the strike. He hung signs reading Huelgista (striker) on two men and Esquirol (scab) on a third. The two Huelgistas starting yelling at the Esquirol and the audience laughed. Thus began Valdez's career as founder and director of El Teatro Campesino and author of a diverse and yet deeply interconnected collection of plays.

For two years the Teatro remained actively involved in the...

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