Collection Title: Rosa Luisa Márquez and theater collaborators
Title: Ligia Elena está contenta
Date: 1987
Location: Performed in Cayey, Puerto Rico, in 1987.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Puerto Rican theater., Experimental theater., Collective creation., Forum theater.
Centro Comunicación Audiovisual Colegio Universitario de Cayey, producer ; Víctor M. Robles, producer ; Rosa Luisa Márquez, producer, director ; Emilio Rodríguez Vázquez, video ; Roberto Martínez, sound ; José A. Estrada González, post production.
Rosa Luisa Márquez, Teatreros Ambulantes de Cayey.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:46:47
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: Rosa Luisa Márquez is a Puerto Rican theatre artist and pedagogue specializing in contemporary theatre. Rosa Luisa started her teaching career at the theatre 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, shelters and community centers. Her directing projects include Romeo(s) y Julieta(s), Historias para ser Contadas, 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 EITALCs International School of Latin American and Caribbean Theatre. 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. Ligia Elena está contenta is one of these projects. Inspired by Augusto Boals forum theater and Rubén Blades eponymous song, the piece is an unveiling and exploration of issues of racism and moral double-standards at play in Puerto Rican society regarding biracial couples. After proposing a situational plot and a set of characters, the performers invite the audience to join them onstage to act the part of the victimized or oppressed character in order to search for possible solutions to the conflict and to transform the situation from within.
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Copyright Holder: Rosa Luisa Márquez
Contact: Rosa Luisa Márquez
Rosa Luisa Márquez
El Monte Sur 190 (140-B)
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00919
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