Jaime Gomez was a founding member of
the grassroots Chicano theater group
Teatro Cometa. Founded in
1979, the troupe was active throughout 1980s in and around Fullerton, California. Embodying
the concept of "Rasquachismo," the group endeavored to use their art to educate people about
significant issues within their community. Their work incorporated topics such as gang
violence and immigration, including issues facing undocumented workers. This collection
contains Mr. Gomez' papers, posters, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
Born in Mexicali on September 11, 1954 Mr. Jaime Armando Gomez grew up in Fullerton and
attended Fullerton College, graduating in 1980. He graduated from California State
University at Fullerton in 1982. Mr. Gomez joined Teatro Espiritu de Aztlan in Fullerton in
1974 and toured with the troupe for two years before touring Mexico with Mascarones. In 1991
Teatro Cometa founded a community playhouse in downtown Fullerton.
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