Latinx Actor Training
Edited by Cynthia Santos DeCure & Micha Espinosa
Foreword by Dr. Jorge Huerta
Latinx Actor Training presents essays and pioneering research from leading Latinx practitioners and scholars in the United States. It aims to examine the history and future of Latino/a/x/e actor training practices and approaches. Latinx representation on-stage and screen remains disproportionately low despite population growth. The book was born out of the urgent need to address the inequities in academia and the industry. It seeks to reimagine and restructure the practice of actor training, while also inviting a deep investigation into heritage and identity practices.
Latinx Actor Training features contributions that cover current and historical acting methodologies and principles. It explores linguistic identity, casting considerations, and culturally inclusive practices, aiming to empower a new generation of Latinx actors. The book also assists educators entrusted with Latinx actors training, voice coaching, and dialect coaching, remaining dedicated to creating career success. The hope is to champion positive narratives to combat pervasive and damaging stereotypes.
Latinx Actor Training offers culturally inclusive pedagogies that will be invaluable for students, practitioners, and scholars interested in the intersections of Latinx herencia (heritage), identity, and actor training.
How to Empower a New Generation of Latinx Actors
The following is an excerpt from Latinx Actor Training, a new book from Routledge by Latinx practitioners and scholars, edited by Cynthia Santos DeCure and Micha Espinosa. This chapter was written by Micha Espinosa.