Collection Title: Rosa Luisa Márquez and theater collaborators
Title: Historias para ser contadas
Date: 2001 Apr
Location: Recorded at University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Puerto Rico, in Apr. 2001.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Experimental theater., Collective creation., University theater.
WIPR-TV, producer ; University of Puerto Rico, producer ; Rosa Luisa Márquez, producer, director ; Eduardo Aguilar, producer ; Osvaldo Dragún, writer ; Vicente Laureano, video director ; Gilda Navarra, direction consultant ; Rafael Martínez, music director ; Mila Aponte-González, dramaturg ; Yaraní del Valle, Aurora Moreno, Marilí Rodríguez, Tania Molina, Dorimar Morales, Joily I. Gómez, Maram Yely Rivera, assistant directors ; Vivian Berríos, production assistant ; Checo Cuevas, set design & lighting ; Miguel Vando, costume design ; Ariel Cuevas, tech director ; Taller Teatro Rodante, props & makeup ; Antonio Martorell, painted cloths ; Juan Fernando Morales, calligraphy & signs ; Carlos Augusto Montijo & the cast, painted tablecloths ; Gabriel Coss, Carla Cavina, graphic design & program ; Miguel Villafañe, Carla Cavina, Ricardo Alcaraz, photographers ; Almar Arroyo, Gustavo Rodríguez, Juan Rafael Nieves, videographers ; Gabriel Coss, editor ; Arnaldo Biblioni, audio.
Carla Cavina, Carla Godreau, Eyerí Cruz, José Luis Rivera, Lourdes Quiñones, Ricardo Soto, Rojo Coquí Robles, Tania Molina, Idenisse Salamán, Carlos Mera, Joily Gómez, Margarita Távarez, Abraham Martínez, Nami Helfeld, Rafael Martínez, Carlos Montijo, Dorimar Morales, Freddy Acevedo, Jessica Rodríguez, Sylvia Bofill, Daniel Irizarry, Gabriel Coss, José Pepe Álvarez, Mila Aponte, Maram Rivera, Rosalinda López, Tai Helfeld, Yaraní del Valle.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 01:50:26
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: Rosa Luisa Márquez ( is a Puerto Rican theater artist and pedagogue. Founding member of the theater group Anamú in 1971, she holds a Master's degree from New York University and a Doctorate from Michigan State University; 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, nursing homes 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. In conjunction with Puerto Rican visual artist Antonio Martorell, she created the concept of Itinerant Performers (1987-1990) resulting in twelve productions.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). 'Historias para ser contadas,' directed by Márquez and created in collaboration with Antonio Martorell and the University of Puerto Rico's Teatro Rodante, pays homage to renowned Argentinean theater director, writer and activist Osvaldo Dragún.Like a three-ring circus, the play is performed in three different styles: 'La historia de un flemón, una mujer y dos hombres' is told by the 'Prince of Denmark's Actors Troupe,' an ensemble of characters from Western drama masterpieces - Hamlet, Oedipus, Charlotte Corday, Colombina, among others; 'La historia de cómo Panchito se sintió responsable de la epidemia de peste bubónica en África del Sur' is performed by a troupe of clowns/ mechanics in an old van-turned-puppet-theater, influenced by Naïve artists and pop culture; 'La historia del hombre que se convirtió en perro' is told - and sung - by a group of Bohemians straight from the 70's Puerto Rican nightlife.
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Copyright Holder: Rosa Luisa Márquez
Contact: Rosa Luisa Márquez
Rosa Luisa Márquez
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San Juan, Puerto Rico 00919
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