A performance with the title Women of Ciudad Juárez will be staged on Friday March 6th, 2020, by the Teatro Travieso group as part of the Young Scholar Symposium of the Hellenic Association for American Studies. After the performance a Q&A session will follow. The performance is going to take place in Room 417 (New Philosophy Building, AUTh; 4th floor) between 18:30-20:30.
Language of the event/Q&A: English
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
The places available for this performance/Q&A are limited. So if you're interested in attending, please forward your emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club and Creative Workshop Series 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group, please click on the following link: http://www.enl.auth.gr/trans_windows_en.html
Event Coordinator: Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (email@example.com)
The play titled Women of Ciudad Juárez uses the theater as a space to examine, reflect on, and speak about the femicides taking place in Juárez, Mexico, since 1993. The play offers a voice and a space for the countless female victims whose murders have been reduced to contested numbers and a gross display of injustice. Showing multiple female perspectives of life in Juárez, the production speaks out against all forms of violence against the female body and psyche. A Q&A session between the audience and the performers will follow after the production.
Jimmy A. Noriega has directed over 30 productions in English and Spanish at theatres and festivals in Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Israel, Romania, Canada, Belgium, Ireland, India, and New York City. He received the 2013 Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and co-edited the book Theatre and Cartographies of Power: Repositioning the Latina/o Americas (Southern Illinois Press, 2018). He has published in Theatre Topics, Latin American Theatre Review, Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, Review: The Journal of Dramaturgy, and Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association. He has a PhD from Cornell University and is Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Wooster. He is also the Vice President for Conferences for the American Society for Theatre Research. In 2012, he founded Teatro Travieso/Troublemaker Theatre, which operates on the premise that theatre can create positive change in the world.
Stephanie Castrejón has been a member of Teatro Travieso since 2013 and has performed with the company in Canada, Colombia, Belgium, India, and across the United States. She is also a playwright. She currently works with underserved communities and in the Chicago public schools as a counselor, as well as with outreach & enrollment at Heartland Health Centers. Her passion is working with marginalized and disenfranchised groups seeking autonomy and social justice. As an extension of this work, Stephanie has worked with Albany Park Theatre Project (APTP) as a full-time staff member and an assistant to the directing team, as well as a fellow leader for APTP’s summer workshops. She previously acted in two APTP productions, her most recent project being Learning Curve, which had a 5-month run (the production highlighted the discrepancies in the Chicago public school system and offered transformative solutions to the public).
Christian Reyes recently performed with Teatro Travieso in India. As an artist, he is passionate about writing music (R&B and soul). He graduated with a BS in Education and Social Policy (with a concentration in human development and psychological services) from Northwestern University. He is passionate about understanding the experiences of others in order to create networks that fight for collective liberation and social change. He is committed to creating spaces where people feel comfortable with each other and has created programs/spaces of healing for oppressed communities through the Presence Health: Mental Health Services Center (in Melrose, IL). He has also acted, directed, and produced the Pinoy Show, an annual variety show held at Northwestern that showcases moments of resistance against oppression in Filipinx history.
Jesi Rojo (they/them) has performed with Teatro Travieso in India. They currently study Education Policy (with a minor in South Asian Humanities and Asian diasporas) at Northwestern University. Jesi is a former member of the Chicago based youth theatre ensemble, Albany Park Theater Project, where they performed in multiple productions, including Feast (with Goodman Theatre) and Learning Curve. In addition to Teatro Travieso, they currently perform with Wave Theater Company in Evanston, IL. Additionally, Jesi serves as a mentor to first-generation and low-income first year university students. Jesi’s passion for youth extends into their work with education research and reform, having been an intern at Chicago Public Schools and working alongside experts in the field. Jesi’s passions are centered around youth, education, collaboration, and social justice.