“The Women of Ciudad Juarez” Theater Production Coming to Campus

Posted on 4/15/2015 8:34:57 AM

The Women of Ciudad Juarez uses the theater as a space to examine, reflect on, and speak about the femicides taking place in Juarez, Mexico. Translated and performed in English, this performance will take place on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. on the Waller Theater Main Stage.  Admission is free, and vouchers will be available.

Written by Cristina Michaus and directed by Jimmy Noriega, the play is not just poignant and heartbreaking—it is a call for action. Showing multiple female perspectives of life in Juarez, from mothers and daughters to factory workers and prostitutes, the production speaks out against all forms of violence against the female body and psyche. Based on ethnographic interviews, four actresses take on the roles of the women, their families, and the investigating officers.

This presentation is made possible by the support of the following sponsors: Department of Anthropology, Latin American Studies Committee, Office of Social Equity, Department of Religious Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of Theater and Dance, and the Women’s Studies Program.