Patricia Ybarra is the author of Performing Conquest: Five Centuries of Theater, History and Identity in Tlaxcala, Mexico (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2009), Latinx Theatre in the Times of Neoliberalism (Northwestern University Press, 2018), and co-editor with Lara Nielsen of Theater and Neoliberalism: Performance Permutations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012; paperback 2014). She is the former President of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. She is also a director, dramaturg and the former administrator of Richard Foreman's Ontological-Hysteric Theatre.
|Ybarra, Patricia Latin Numbers: Playing Latino in Twentieth-Century U. S. Popular Performance. Brian Eugenio Herrera. MELUS/MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. 2017; 42 (4) : 227-229.|
|Ybarra, Patricia Leo Cabranes-Grant, From Scenarios to Networks: Performing the Intercultural in Colonial Mexicoleo cabranes-grant. From Scenarios to Networks: Performing the Intercultural in Colonial Mexico. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2016. Pp. 193, illustrated. $99.95 (Hb); $34.95 (Pb).. Modern Drama/Modern Drama. 2017; 60 (4) : 526-528.|
|Ybarra, Patricia Performance; What Is Performance Studies?Performance. By Diana Taylor. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016; 240 pp.; illustrations. $84.95 cloth, $23.95 paper, e-book available.What Is Performance Studies? Edited by Diana Taylor and Marcos Steuernagel. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. Scalar book. scalar.usc.edu/nehvectors/wips/index.. TDR/The Drama Review/TDR/The Drama Review. 2017; 61 (3) : 190-193.|
|Ybarra, Patricia Dancing the New World: Aztecs, Spaniards, and the Choreography of Conquest by Paul A. Scolieri. Hispanic Review. 2015; 83 (1) : 113-117.|
|Ybarra, Patricia Final Remarks. Theatre Topics. 2015; 25 (1) : 13-16.|
|Ybarra, Patricia Performance and the Global City. Edited by D. J. Hopkins and Kim Solga. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013; pp. xiv + 277, 36 illustrations. $95 cloth, $85 e-book.. Theat Surv. 2014; 56 (01) : 122-124.|
|Ybarra, P. Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics. Ramon H. Rivera-Servera.. MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. 2014; 39 (2) : 250-252.|
|Ybarra, Patricia Young Jean Lee’s Cruel Dramaturgy. Modern Drama. 2014; 57 (4) : 513-533.|
|Ybarra, P. * No Safe Spaces: Recasting Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in the American Theater * Enacting Others: Politics of Identity in Eleanor Antin, Nikki S. Lee, Adrian Piper, and Anna Deavere Smith. American Literature. 2012; 84 (3) : 675-677.|
|Rossini, J. D., Ybarra, P. Neoliberalism, Historiography, Identity Politics: Toward a New Historiography of Latino Theater. Radical History Review. 2012; 2012 (112) : 162-172.|
|Ybarra, P. Gender and Allegory in Transamerican Fiction and Performance; Next of Kin: The Family in Chicano/a Cultural Politics. American Literature. 2010; 82 (4) : 851-853.|
|Ybarra, Patricia Querying Difference in Theatre History (review). Theatre History Studies. 2009; 29 (1) : 249-251.|
|Ybarra, P. Mexican Theater History and Its Discontents: Politics, Performance, and History in Mexico. Modern Language Quarterly. 2009; 70 (1) : 133-145.|
|Ybarra, Patricia The Lark Theatre's US-México Word Exchange. Latin American Theatre Review. 2009; 42 (2) : 199-204.|
|Ybarra, P. Embodied Histories. Theater. 2006; 36 (1) : 178-183.|
Research interests include theatre historiography, Mexican theatre and performance, Latino/a theatre and performance, avant garde theatre, critical race studies, dramaturgy and directing.
Neoliberalism and Global Theatres: Performance Permutations, co-edited with Lara Nielsen, (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
Performing Conquest: Five Centuries of Theatre, History and Identity in Tlaxcala, Mexico (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009).
Book Chapters and Refereed Articles
“Latino/a Dramaturgy as Historiography,” Time Space Matter: Theatre Historiography. Edited by Rosemarie Bank and Michal Kobialka. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015..
“Young Jean Lee’s Cruel Dramaturgy. Modern Drama. 57.4 (Fall 2014) Forthcoming.
"Fighting for a Future in a Free Trade World" in Neoliberalism and Global Theatres: Performance Permutations, co-edited with Lara Nielsen, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012): 113-127.
"Neoliberalism, Historiography, Identity Politics: Toward a New History of Latino Theatre," co-written with Jon Rossini, Radical History Review, Issue 112 (Winter 2012): 162-172.
“Performing History as Memorialization: Thinking with And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi and Brown University’s Slavery and Justice Committee,” in Scott Magelssen and Rhona Justice-Malloy, eds., Enacting History (Birmingham: University of Alabama Press, 2011): 113-133.
“Havana Isn’t Waiting: Staging Travel During Cuba’s Special Period,” In Ramon Rivera-Servera and Harvey Young, eds., Performance in the Borderlands (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2010): 58-81.
“History Takes Time,” in Henry Bial and Scott Magelssen, eds.,Theatre Historiography: Critical Questions (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010).
“Mexican Theater History and Its Discontents: Politics, Performance and History in Mexico,” Modern Language Quarterly, 70.1 (March 2009): 133-145.
“The Revolution Fails Here: Cherríe Moraga’s The Hungry Woman as Mexican Medea,” Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, 33.1 (Spring 2008): 63-88.
“Archeological Performances in Tlaxcala, Mexico,” in Kiki Gounaridou, ed., Theatre and Nationalism (Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland Press, 2005), 186-210.
“The Whole Thing Is Over by Nine O’ Clock’: The Rude Mechs’ adaptation of Greil Marcus’ Lipstick Traces,” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, 19.2 (Spring 2005): 7-30.
“Re-imagining identity and Re-centering History in Tlaxcalan Performance,” Theatre Journal, 55.4 (December 2003): 633-655.
“Performing The Site of Complicity: A Re-evaluation of Fray Motolinia’s 1541 Account of the 1538 and 1539 Corpus Christi Festivals in Tlaxcala, Mexico,” Gestos 30, (November 2000): 31-49.
"Hebbel's Klara as Kierkegaard's Modern Antigone," Text and Presentation, (1999): 35-46.
|2002||PhD||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities|
|1999||MA||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities|
Cogut Humanities Center Fellowship, Fall 2006
Hall Center Grant for Excellence in Teaching, Spring 2003
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow, 2000-2001
American Society for Theatre Research
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
American Studies Association
Modern Language Association
Latin American Studies Association
|TAPS 1240 - Performance Historiography and Theatre History|
|TAPS 1470 - Embodied Stories: Land and Indigenous Performance|
|TAPS 1670 - Latino/a Theatre and Performance|
|TAPS 2050 - Dramaturgy|
|TAPS 2200D - Issues in Critical Race Studies and Performance|
|TAPS 2545 - Playwriting and Dramaturgy|