In order to understand the world of the play Chavez Ravine, I researched the facts and the history of the public housing project that resulted in the removal of the primarily Mexican-American families from the area of Chavez Ravine in Los Angeles. The cruelty shown in the historical photographs fueled and inspired my scenic design to depict the world of a community crushed to death under a giant government power. The depiction of the rubble and wreckage left on the ground suggested the loss of a community in my design. A scenic representation of the rubble helped to inform audiences of the demolition and sense of loss felt by the people. The design of the space emphasized the main concept; despite the unjust demolishing of the Chavez Ravine community, memories still remain.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Design, Theater, Hispanic American studies|
|Keywords:||California, Culture Clash|
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