January 1, 2018
University of Arizona Press author Silviana Wood was featured on a recent episode of the New Books Network podcast to discuss her book, Barrio Dreams.
“Silviana Wood is a legend of Chicano theater. Through her involvement with Teatro Libertad, Teatro Chicano, and El Teatro Nacional de Atzlán she has created plays where working class Chicanos are center stage. Despite her insistence that she is ‘a storyteller, not an activist,’ her plays reflect her deep connection to the Movimiento Chicano. They are also funny, imaginative, and heartbreaking, sometimes all in the same scene. Her book Barrio Dreams collects five of her plays.”