Luz Emilia Aguilar Zinser
The Laboratorio de Teatro Campesino e Indigena : A Half Century of History
The Laboratorio de Teatro Campesino e Indigena: A Half Century of History is a book that maps the trajectory and experiences of a communitarian, mass, indigenous and rural theatre, and a posthumous homage to its founder, Maria Alicia Martinez Medrano. In accordance to its beginnings and objectives, the LTCI has offered to many marginalized communities, the instruments to develop, value and enjoy their own artistic language, traditions, theatricality and the integration of their rituals into this language with a profound sense of dignity. Photographer and artist Lourdes Grobet, has followed with her camera the steps of the LTCI for over 30 years.
Her images, are the visual axis of the book. Luz Emilia Aguilar Zinser, is a theatre critic and researcher. She has made an extensive documental and field research on the LTCI, their experiences, achievements and difficulties.
Rodolfo Stavenhagen's text enriches and provides to the book's proposal. Delia Rendon, who is currently responsible for the LTCI, writes about the upcoming projects:"It continues to bring light to the indigenous and rural theatre, a flame."