Collection Title: Rosa Luisa Márquez and theater collaborators
Title: La pasión y muerte de Adolfina Villanueva
Date: 1989
Location: Performed at the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1989.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Political theater., Experimental theater., Collective creation., Puppet theater.
CEDME-TV, University of Puerto Rico, Rosa Luisa Márquez, producers ; Peter Shumann, director ; Osvaldo Rivera, editor & videographer ; Roberto González, videographer ; José Reyes, Pedro Rodríguez, Peter Zambrana, audio.
Bread & Puppet Theater, Teatreros Ambulantes.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:43:53
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. 'La Pasión y Muerte de Adolfina Villanueva' is one of these projects. A co-production of Peter Schumann's Bread & Puppet Theater and the Teatreros Ambulantes, it tells the story of Adolfina Villanueva, a woman who was assassinated by the police in the Afro-Puerto Rican town of Loíza while defending her home and family during a forced eviction operative on February 6th, 1980.The piece brings to the forefront issues of human rights and current tensions between impoverished communities and developers of 'exclusive' building projects, all issues affecting the Puerto Rican society as a whole: as the piece states, 'we are all on the same boat.'
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Copyright Holder: Rosa Luisa Márquez
Contact: Rosa Luisa Márquez
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