Johnny Tenorio and Other Plays
by Carlos Morton
Publication Date: April 30, 1992
A collection of the most recent and celebrated plays by the prolific Chicano playwright, including the following: Johnny Tenorio (1983), The Savior (1986), The Miser of Mexico (1989) and Pancho Diablo (1987). Morton is the winner of the National Latino Playwriting Contest (1986) and numerous other awards and grants. Time magazine called his work “didactic, polemical, yet often fiercely funny…”
CARLOS MORTON is the author of The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales and Other Plays (1983) and Johnny Tenorio and Other Plays (1992) both published by Arte Público Press. Rancho Hollywood y otras obras del teatro chicano (Arte Publico Press & Ediciones El Milagro, 1999) is a Spanish-language collection of his plays. A former Mina Shaughnessy Scholar and Fulbright Lecturer to Mexico, Morton holds an M.F.A. in Drama from the University of California, San Diego, and a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Texas at Austin. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Morton has lived on the border between Mexico and the United States since 1970. He has taught playwriting and courses in dramatic art in various universities in Texas, California and Mexico. Morton is Director of the Center for Chicano Studies and Professor of Dramatic Arts at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches classes in playwriting, U.S. Latino Theatre, and Latin American Theatre.
Learn more by visiting his faculty page.