Focusing on the work of the Compañía Nacional de Teatro de México, Just Play uses a series of literary episodes — travel narratives, interviews, personal journals, play-writing — to uncover the affective power of theatre as a dynamic form of social justice. Just Play is a playful work (including a short original play) about what theatre can do in post-modern, third-to-first/first-to-third world environments. It is also an effort to encounter issues of entitlement, ex- and in-clusivity, audience, migration, translation, and responsibility. Just Play suggests what exists, and what may still be possible, when theatre attempts to enact cosmopolitan ethics such as inclusivity, hospitality and responsible interdependence.
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