Out of the Closet onto the Stage: An Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Gay and Lesbian Theater. By Clary Loisel. ISBN 978-1481288019. $26.95.
These plays are easily staged and are now available to independent, university-oriented, and semi-professional theater groups in the English-speaking world as well as to all other groups or organizations who may not have much financial support but who do have worlds of talent. With this anthology, Dr. Loisel presents a compilation of works that is as thematically rich as it is varied. The result is a collection that challenges monolithic definitions of being, writing, and ‘acting gay’ in contemporary Mexico. Kathy Fox, Associate Professor, Spanish, St. Ambrose University.
Collected, these plays act as a prism, each a facet that offers a bold color in the spectrum that is gay and lesbian life in Mexico City and Mexico. There are dramas of regret and betrayal, of violence and passion, of laughter and heartbreak, and most of all, of love. Michael Downs, Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, Towson University Author of House of Good Hope.