>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
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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