S263. CANCELLED: New Latinx Musicals: Malinalli and The Canción Cannibal Cabaret

Room 214B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


This panel explores two new Latinx musicals: one set during the fall of the Aztec Empire; the other in a dystopian future. Malinalli is a polyglot musical reclaiming “La Malinche” from history and mythology. The Canción Cannibal Cabaret uses punk rock and postapocalyptic genres to address issues of social justice and revolution. The roundtable features excerpts and critical discussions by the creators and scholars about Latinx theater; speculative and apocalyptic literature; and sound studies.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP2020Outline.pdf



Robert Paul Moreira is the editor of Arriba Baseball: A Collection of Latina/o Baseball Fiction. He is the recipient of the 2016 NACCS Tejas FOCO Fiction Award for his short story collection, Scores. He teaches creative writing at UT Rio Grande Valley and serves as managing editor for riverSedge.

Amalia Ortiz authored Rant. Chant. Chisme. (named one of 10 Great Latino Books of 2015 by NBC Latino) and The Canción Cannibal Cabaret. She was awarded the Alfredo Del Moral Award, and National Hispanic Cultural Center, and Hedgebrook residencies. A CantoMundo Fellow, she received her MFA from UTRGV.

Marci R. McMahon, PhD, associate professor at UT-Rio Grande Valley, researches and teaches US Latinx literature/cultural studies; theater and performance; and gender/sexuality studies; and has published Domestic Negotiations: Gender, Nation, & Self-Fashioning in Chicana Literature and Visual Art.

Josiah Esquivel


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center