Collection Title: Rosa Luisa Márquez and theater collaborators
Title: Gente o agente
Alternate Title: Gente o gente [sic]
Date: 1988 Jan. 6
Location: Performed in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 6, 1988.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Dance., Experimental theater., Experimental dance., Puerto Rican experimental performing arts., Collective creation.
Centro Comunicación Audiovisual Colegio Universitario de Cayey, producer ; Víctor M. Robles, producer ; Rosa Luisa Márquez, producer, artistic director ; Viveca Vázquez, director ; Emilio Rodríguez Vázquez, video ; Antonio Martorell, artistic director ; Hermanos Adorno, sound.
Antonio Martorell, Teatreros Ambulantes de Cayey.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:21:54
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. 'Gente o Agente' is one of these projects. Directed by Puerto Rican experimental dance choreographer Viveca Vázquez, the piece is an exploration of the possible performance interactions with the 'Laberinto Eslabonado,' an environmental sculpture created by Martorell at the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus. With the labyrinth as creative provocation, the performers explore expressive relationships between bodies, everyday objects, text and space. This piece is an example of the collaboration between Márquez, Martorell, the Teatreros Ambulantes, and local and international guest artists.
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