Written by Carmen Rivera

Directed by Juan Castañeda*

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PUERTO RICAN ARTS & CULTURE
3015 W. Division St. | Chicago, IL 60622 | MAP

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
November 4, 5 & 6 at 8pm | Previews – $10
November 7, 2014 – December 15, 2014 | Thurs-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 6pm

THANKSGIVING WEEK
November 29 & 30 | No performances on November 27 and 28

CLOSING WEEKEND MATINEE
December 13 at 1pm | No evening peformance

TICKETS
$20 – General admission | $15 – Student | $10 – Seniors | Community discount – $10 with 60622 Zip Code (must show ID) | Group rates available

RUNNING TIME
Performance runs 1 hour 45 mins with a 10 minute intermission 

FEATURING
Guadalís Del Carmen, Tamika Lechee’ Morales, Nydia Castillo, Christian Castro, J. J. Romero, Ivan Vega*, Noe Jara | Understudy: Tricia Rodriguez

PRODUCTION TEAM
Producer – Ivan Vega*, Stage Manager – Caitlin Body, Production Manager – Samantha Dzirko, Set – Amy Couey**, Technical Director – Ian Olsen, Lighting – Ivy Reid**, Sound – Tony Bruno**, Costume – Serena Sandoval, Props -Letitia Guillard, Assistant Director – Mike Cherry*, Dramaturgy – Liza Ann Acosta, Assistant Dramaturgy/Assistant Director – Tricia Rodriguez

*UTC Ensemble Member **UTC Resident Designer

ABOUT JULIA DE BURGOS: CHILD OF WATER

JULIA DE BURGOS is one of Puerto Rico’s most illustrious poets whose work has earned a place among the best Latin American and Caribbean literature of the 20th century. In JULIA DE BURGOS: CHILD OF WATER, Carmen Rivera takes us on a journey through de Burgos’ life capturing her passions and inner turmoil to come to terms with herself and her times. De Burgos died tragically in New York City in 1953 when she was just 39 years old. De Burgos challenged the major historical problems of her times: colonialism, racism, and sexism. She was a feminist and activist with the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party at a time when it was dangerous to be either.

ABOUT CARMEN RIVERA

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Carmen Rivera holds an MA in Playwriting and Latin American Theatre from New York University. Her OBIE-Award winning play La Gringa, just celebrated its’ 18th year anniversary in repertory at Repertorio Español. It is now the longest running Spanish- language play in Off-Broadway history. Carmen co-wrote, with Cándido Tirado, Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz, (HOLA Award 2008, Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting), which played Off-Broadway at New World Stages and toured Florida, Chicago, Tenerife, Canary Islands and the Centro de Bellas Artes (Center for the Fine Arts) in Puerto Rico. Other Off-Broadway productions include: La Lupe: My Life, My Destiny (2002 ACE Award – Best Production); Julia de Burgos: Child of Water; To Catch The Lightning (1997 Nomination ACE Award – Best Production); The Next Stop (INTAR / Repertorio Español); Under The Mango Tree (INTAR).

Other works include: The Magic of the Salsa Kingdom, with director/choreographer, Maria Torres; Riding The Bear; The Loves of our Lives; Trujillo: America’s Dictator; The Next Cycle; Betty’s Garage; Ghosts in Brooklyn; ameRICAN; Delia’s Race; Plastic Flowers; The Power of Words; and Caravan of Death which have appeared at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM); La Mama E.T.C; The Women’s Project and Productions; SOHO Rep; New Georges; New Perspectives Theatre; Martice Enterprises; Nuyorican Poet’s Café; Theatre for a New City; National Public Radio (NPR); City Lights Youth Theatre and in theatre festivals in New York, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, England, Puerto Rico, and Russia. She has also participated at the Lark Playwrights Center – Mexico/ US Exchange program, as a translator.

Carmen is a Founding Member and Co-Executive Director of E.P.P. (Educational Play Productions), which brings plays, that deal with social issues into the public schools. She is also a Teacher Artist with Manhattan Theatre Club, Arts Connections and Teachers and Writers.

Publications include: La Gringa (Samuel French — English and Spanish versions); Julia De Burgos: Child of Water (Red Sugar Cane Press); Positive/Negative; Women of Color and HIV (Aunt Lute); One-Acts at the Women’s Project; Women Who Write Theatre (Smith and Kraus) and Nuestro New York (Penguin USA anthology).

Her play, The Downfall of Rafael Trujillo, also opens this Fall 2014, at Teatro Circulo in New York City. For more information on Carmen, check out www.carmenrivera-writer.com.

Free Parking | No Late Seating | Doors Open 30 Minutes Prior To Performance


 

 Main Sponsor

NMPRAC

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Purchase a copy of Carmen Rivera’s Julia De Burgos: Child of Water 

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