La MaMa – November 2012!

La MaMa is partnering with us to present Soulographie in November 2012 in New York City.  Renowned for their commitment to presenting new and unique productions in the New York City landscape, La MaMa is the perfect partner for this series. More information to come. but mark your calendars now – …

Yermedea

About the Play The first in the Central American series. Relating to poverty in El Salvador currently, and over the course of colonial history; the entanglement of the US and other colonial forces. The play braids Medea and Yerma into one narrative – a domestic worker shares versions of a …

Una Carroña

About the Play Third in the Central American series. A saint play, commemorating the assassination of Oscar Romero and other church figures in El Salvador, actions viewed as iconic of genocidal ideology. The meditative piece centers on an extended prayer to Saint Rose of Lima. Director: Brian Mertes

Thistle

About the Play Thistle is the second Central American play. Based closely on the testimony of Rufina Amaya Marquez, the piece details the annihilation of the town of El Mozote, in El Salvador, in 1980, at the had of US trained and supported troops. Rufina, in hiding, witnessed the destruction …

Architecture of Great Cathedrals

About the Play Rory/Central America. An expressionistic consideration of events in Guatemala, especially around the death of Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera. In Architecture, Rory, lost in Central America, encounters victims of other executions, again at the hand of US trained troops. Puppet intensive. Director: Laurie O’Brien

Star

About the Play Final Tulsa play. L’Ash’s daughter Crescent (we first meet her in Heavenly Shades) is a jazz singer working in Starbucks (selling beans of Rwanda, El Salvador, Guratemala…). Deeply bitter over the treatment of her mother at the hands of whites, she enacts a generalized revenge. Puppet play. …

Shape

About the Play Together with Cordelia, Shape is the third in the Tulsa series; also a fable on genocidal ideology at large. The life and travails of vaudevillian fairies (winged, anomalous), exploited for their historical songs and dances, used by the dominant culture, and abandoned at times of great need. …

Maria Kizito

About the Plays First Rwanda play. In 1994, over 800,000 Tutsi were killed along with Hutu moderates over the course of 100 epically bloody days. Frequently described as a sudden and incomprehensible expression of ancient tribal rivalries, the genocide was in fact years in coming, was abetted by the “international …