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Social Science and Public Policy

Julieta tiene la culpa: Female Protagonists, Intertextuality, Performance and New Paradigms

November 6, 2019 at 2:15pm3:30pm EST

Maxwell Hall, 204

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A Workshop and Lecture by Mexican Playwright, Bárbara Colio, Playwright and Theater Director

Julieta tiene la culpa (It’s Juliet’s Fault) is a play that reunites three great female characters of the modern theater: Blanca from Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire; Nina from Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull; and Nora from Henrick Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Taken out of their original context, these women meet in the lobby of a theater where the coincidence of meeting each other and learning about each other’s story provokes them to reconsider their own life. Bárbara Colio’s work explores new paths for women to consider.

Bárbara Colio’s plays have been performed in Spain, Portugal, France, New York, England, Italy, Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica and in diverse locations in Mexico. They have been translated to English, Portuguese, Gallego, and French. Her work has received several state, national and international awards and she has thirteen important publications. She has been a member of Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte and a Resident Writer at the Royal Court Theatre in London, as well as in New York, Spain, and Singapore. She was also the first Latin American writing resident in Sun Yat Sen, China. Ms. Colio has a Master’s Degree of Advanced Studies in Theater from the Universidad Internacional in Rioja, Spain. She is Professor of Dramatic Composition and Dramaturgy at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma of Mexico and at the Escuela Nacional de Arte Teatral. In 2017 she was awarded the Juan Ruiz de Alarcón Award for her achievements and contributions to Mexican theater. She was the fifth woman to receive this award in the past thirty years.

This event was first published on September 9, 2019 and last updated on October 1, 2019.

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