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Finding Aid for the Paulina Sahagun's TENAZ (Teatros Nacionales de Aztlan) and CARA (Chicano Arts: Resistance and Affirmation) Collection 1974 - 1998
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Description
TENAZ is the acronym for Teatros Nacionales de Aztlan (National Theater of Aztlan).



Beginning as a support group for regional Chicano / Latino theater groups it evoloved into an international festival of Chicano / Latino theater: first yearly, then as a binnial. It has been a major supporter of major talents within the communitry as well as promoting new artists, dancers, actors, writers and directors.



CARA (Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation)was a travelling exhibition of Chicano art as curated by the Wight Gallery at UCLA. It was a showcase of 140 works of art produced between 1964 - 1985 by 90 artists.



This collection consists of the dramatist and dramaturge Paulina Sahagun's personal collection of Latin American and Chicano theater papers, specifically the papers of TENAZ and CARA: periodicals and related papers; theater publications and magazines from Mexico and Colombia.



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Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the research center at www.chicano.ucla.edu
Background
Paulina Sahagun has performed on both sides of the Mexico / U.S. Border. She began her theatrical career as a member of the Mexican Theater Company: Los Mascarones and was a founding member of Grupo Cultural Zero. With these companies she toured extensively throughout Mexico and the U.S. performing original theatrical works. Her credits with El Teatro Campesino and Luis Valdez include the play "La Pastorela" and the PBS Special "El Popol Vuh." Sahagun has worked with TENAZ (Teatro Nacional de Aztlan), The Inner City Cultural Center, Plaza de La Raza, UCLA Mexican Art Series, the 1990 Los Angeles Theater Festival and the travelling exhibit CARA (Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation) originating at UCLA's the Wight Art Gallery. She co-directed the Young Conservatory, a training program for young actors and was a Drama Instructor at Inner City Arts.
Extent
1.5 linear feet
Restrictions
For students and faculty researchers of UCLA, all others by permission only. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the Librarian at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Access is available by appointment for UCLA student and faculty researchers as well as independent researchers. To view the collection or any part of it, please contact the CSRC at http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/