Collection Title: Rosa Luisa Márquez and theater collaborators
Title: Otra maldad de Pateco
Date: 1987
Location: Performed in Cayey, Puerto Rico, in 1987.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Puerto Rican theater., Experimental theater., Collective creation.
Centro Comunicación Audiovisual Colegio Universitario de Cayey, producer ; Rosa Luisa Márquez, producer, director ; Víctor M. Robles, José Estrada, producers ; based on the eponymous text by Ana Lydia Vega ; Emilio Rodríguez Vázquez, video director ; Antonio Martorell, graphic design ; Pedro Adorno, Miguel Zayas, music ; Meraldo Rosado, Miguel Zayas, Pedro Adorno, assistants.
Rosa Luisa Márquez, Javier Rodríguez, Yolanda Rivera, Javier Cardona, Ovie Torres, Elisa Sánchez, Pedro Adorno, Laura López.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:19:38
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: Rosa Luisa Márquez ( is a Puerto Rican theater artist and pedagogue; she specializes in contemporary theater. Rosa Luisa started her teaching career at the theater department of the University of Puerto Rico in 1978. She developed the current curriculum of Drama Activities, which she teaches in her workshops at schools, prisons, rehab centers, women's shelters and community centers. Her directing projects include 'Romeo(s) y Julieta(s),' 'Historias para ser Contadas,' 'La Leyenda del Cemí,' 'Procesión,' 'Waiting for Godot,' 'Jardín de Pulpos,' 'Absurdos en Soledad,' 'El León y la Joya,' among others. Published books include 'Brincos y saltos: el juego como disciplina teatral' and 'Historias para ser contadas, montaje de Rosa Luisa Márquez.' She is a member of the board of directors and pedagogical team for the EITALC's International School of Latin American and Caribbean Theater.Ongoing artistic collaborators include Gilda Navarra and Antonio Martorell (Puerto Rico), Grupo Malayerba (Ecuador), Grupo Yuyachkani (Peru), and directors Peter Shumann (Bread & Puppet Theater, U.S.A.) and Augusto Boal (Theater of the Oppressed, Brazil). In conjunction with visual artist Antonio Martorell, she created the concept of 'Teatreros Ambulantes' (Itinerant Performers, 1987-1990), resulting in twelve productions. 'Otra Maldad de Pateco,' here showcased, is one of these projects. Based on a text by renowned Puerto Rican writer Ana Lydia Vega, this recording for television portrays the story of a child of a slave owner family; born with a white body and black head, Pateco needs to decide where his allegiance lies.As explained by Márquez in the video, Afro Caribbean characters and Puerto Rican traditional games and crafts are incorporated to the performance as a social and pedagogical intervention in the public sphere aiming to open up a discussion on race while rendering drama activities and traditional stories accessible to the Puerto Rican population.
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Copyright Holder: Rosa Luisa Márquez
Contact: Rosa Luisa Márquez
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