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Women of Ciudad Juarez: A Traveling Play

Mujeres de Ciudad Juárez, by Mexican actress Cristina Michaus, uses the theatre as a space to examine, reflect on and speak about the femicides taking place in Juárez, Mexico. Translated and performed in English for the first time, this play offers a voice and a space for the countless female victims whose murders have been reduced to figures and a gross display of injustice. The play is not just poignant and heartbreaking; it is call for action. Showing multiple female perspectives of life in Juárez from mothers and daughters, to factory workers and prostitutes, the production speaks out against all forms of violence against the female body and psyche. In this staging of the show, four actresses took on the roles of the women, their families and the officials investigating the murders. Running time: one hour. Free and open to the public.


Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall

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Gonzalez, Melissa M