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“Homage to Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz” spectacle created and directed by Rosario Vargas (inspired by Rosario Castellano’s work El Eterno Femenino). Cast: Marcela Muñoz, Gloria García, Maruca Helguera, Jenny Sánchez, Carolina Sosa. Venue: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum.
“La agonía del difunto” (The agony of the dead) by Esteban Navajas, directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Lauro López, Claudia Pérez Brown, Carolina Sosa, Rogelio Castañeda. Venues: Ruiz-Belvis Cultural Center, Northwestern University Auditorium, Charles Chaplin Auditorium (Saint Augustine College), Saint Pius Church, Rudy Lozano Public Library.

Workshop “Actor’s Training” by Rosario Vargas.

“Great Recital of Poetry” recital. Directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Alba Guerra, Alejandro Scarpino, Claudia Pérez Brown, Miguel de León, Poli Thomas, Alberto Lomnitz, Rosario Vargas, Marcela Muñoz. Venue: Bertoncini Gallery.

“Kinsey Report” one-woman show directed and performed by Rosario Vargas (inspired by Rosario Castellanos’ poem by the same name). Venues: Harold Washington Public Library, Novar Hall (Truman College), Café Teatro El Batey, Cimarrón Cultural Center, Garfield School Auditorium, Decima Musa Restaurant, Rudy Lozano Library, Logan Square Library.

“La historia de María” (Maria’s story), film presented in collaboration with the VII Chicago Latino Film Festival. Venue: Novar Hall (Truman College).

Orquídeas a la Luz de la Luna” (Orchids in the Moonlight) by Carlos Fuentes. Directed by Carmen Aguilar. Cast: Carmen Aguilar, Rosario Vargas, David Gutfreund. Venues: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, University of Chicago, Novar Hall (Truman College), Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium).

“La bruja de Pontezuela” (The witch of Pontezuela) by Juan Zapata Olivella. Directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Claudia Renteria, Daniel Pérez, Blas Vera, José Alfonso Frías, Miguel Ángel Cardona, Javier Domínguez, Lauro López, Marcela Muñoz, Luis del Castillo, Gloria Bonilla. Venues: Greenview Art Center, Novar Hall (Truman College).

“La Patoja” (The Crook-legged) dramatized reading. Directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Orlando Cruz, Gloria García, Alicia Ariza, Marcela Muñoz, Blas Vera. Venue: Novar Hall (Truman College).

Workshop “Voice Techniques” by Rosario Vargas. Venue: Novar Hall (Truman College)

Workshop “Corporal Expression” by Rosario Vargas. Venue: Novar Hall (Truman College)

Workshop “Theatrical Imagination” by Rosario Vargas. Venue: Novar Hall (Truman College)

“T” (bilingual work – Spanish/English) by Silvia González. Directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Augusto Yanacopulos, Tony Castillo. Venue: Novar Hall (Truman College), Chicago Cultural Center, Harold Washington Public Library.

“La Frontera” (The Border). Bilingual play (Spanish/English) by Silvia González. Directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: José Luis Frías, Marcela Muñoz. Venues: Novar Hall (Truman College), Chicago Cultural Center, Harold Washington Library, Rudy Lozano Library.

“El sol subterráneo” (Underground Sun) by Jairo Aníbal Niño. Directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Claudia Reintería, Marcela Muñoz, Carlos Lazaritt, Rosario Vargas. Venues: Chicago Cultural Center (as part of the program “500 years of Latino Culture: Hispanic Heritage Month”), Novar Hall (Truman College), Purdue University, Museum of Science and Industry (Hispanic Festival 1992).

“¿Quien anda ahí?” (Who is in there?) By Emilio Carballido. Directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Juan Luco, José Ramón Fernández, Augusto Yanacopulos, Elba Mendoza, Rogelio Castañeda. Venues: Novar Hall (Truman College), Decima Musa Restaurant, Rudy Lozano Library.

“Réquiem por la lluvia” (Requiem for the rain) monologue by José Luis Queirolo. Directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: José Ramón Fernández. Venues: Novar Hall, Decima Musa Restaurant, Rudy Lozano Library.

“Artistas Latinos en Uptown” (Latino Artists in Uptown). Show of theater, music and poetry. Directed by Rosario Vargas. “Borinquén en nuestros corazones” (Borinquen in our hearts). Musical group: Esther Mejía, Loida Camacho, Primitivo Camacho, Néctar Colón, José Martínez and Lucy Hernández; “El día que volvimos a ser gente” (The day we bécame people again) story by José Luis González, narrated by Carmen Domínguez; “Salomé” by Rosario Castellanos, directed by Rosario Vargas, cast: Alba Guerra, Marcela Muñoz, Marco Otávalo and Ana Patricia; “Estampas del Ecuador” (Ecuadorian Images) ecuadorian music by Diego Juárez; “Réquiem por la lluvia” (Requiem for the Rain) by José Martínez Queirolo, dramatization by José Ramón Fernández. Venue: Novar Hall (Truman College).

“Jueves con Aguijón” (Thursdays with Aguijon) monologues, recitals of poetry and music. This series starts the last Thursday of each month. Venue: Novar Hall (Truman College).

“Salomé” by Rosario Castellanos. Directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Alba Guerra, Marcela Muñoz, Ana Patricia, Marcos Otávalo. Venues: Decima Musa Restaurant, Novar Hall, Rudy Lozano Library, Logan Square Library.

Workshop “Acting and Movement” by Rosario Vargas. Venue: Novar Hall (Truman College).

“El Despojamiento” (The Undressing) monologue by Griselda Gambaro. Directed by Juan Pedro Torriente. Actress: Rosario Vargas. Venues: Novar Hall (Truman College), Blue Rider Theater, Around the Coyote Festival, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Prospectus Gallery. This one-woman show was presented as part of the campaign against sexual abuse of the “Anti-Violence Taskforce” sponsored by the Hispanic Coalition on Health and Mujeres Latinas en Acción in April of 1994.

“Teatro en el corazón del barrio” (Theater in the heart of the neighborhood). This Project was collaboration among local Latino artists. Directed by Rosario Vargas. Venues: Novar Hall (Truman College), Charles Chaplin Auditorium (Saint Augustine College).

“Kinsey Report”. Again, this play was presented at Columbia College, Truman College, and Northeastern de Illinois.

“Homenaje a Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz” (Homage to Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz). Again, this play was presented as part of the “Sor Juana Inés Festival” in 1994 at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. Other venues: Roosevelt University, Orozco and Spry Elementary Schools, Novar Hall (Truman College).

La Chunga” by Mario Vargas Llosa (simultaneous translation). Directed by Raúl Romero. Cast: Rosario Vargas, Claudia Reintería, Juan Pedro Torriente, Augusto Yanacopulos, Juan Luco, Raúl Romero. Venue: Blue Rider Theater.

“La Visita” (The Visit) by Alberto Llerena. Directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Marcela Muñoz, Raúl Romero. Venues: Aldo Castillo Gallery, Novar Hall (Truman College) and as part of the Festival ¡Author, Author! At the Chicago Cultural Center.

Workshops “Corporal Language”, “Voice Techniques” and “Theatrical Makeup” by Rosario Vargas at the Novar Hall (Truman College).

“Kinsey Report”. Again, this theatrical piece was presented during the festival ¡Author, Author! At the Chicago Cultural Center and during the festival “Around the Coyote” at Saint Paul Community Church.

“La Señora Rodríguez y otro mundos” (Mrs. Rodriguez and other worlds) by Marta Cerda. Workshop and dramatized reading by Rosario Vargas. Venue: Novar Hall (Truman College).

“Diatriba de amor contra un hombre sentado” (Diatribe of love against a seated man) by Gabriel García Márquez, workshop on this theme and dramatized reading by Rosario Vargas at the Novar Hall (Truman College).

Workshop “Diction” by Rosario Vargas at the Novar Hall (Truman College).

Acting workshop “Un almirante para la mar oceana” (An Admiral for the oceanic sea) by Juan Pedro Torriente, directed by Rosario Vargas at the Novar Hall (Truman College).

“El despojamiento” (The undressing) by Griselda Gambaro. Participation in the 2nd Theater Festival of Old Elgin High School.

“Un almirante para la mar oceana” (An Admiral for the oceanic sea) by Juan Pedro Torriente. Dramatized reading by Rosario Vargas at the Novar Hall (Truman College).

“Prohibido suicidarse en primavera” (Do not commit suicide in spring) by Alejandro Casona, acting workshop and dramatized reading directed by Rosario Vargas at the Novar Hall (Truman College).

“Recital Poético” (Poetic recital) by Cesar Vallejo and Pablo Neruda. Directed by Rosario Vargas at the Novar Hall (Truman College).

“Filigrana Erótica” (Erotic Filigree) poetic recital by which Aguijón inaugurated its new place with participation of local poets: Marta Collazos, Olivia Maciel, Sharon L. Powell, Susan Sandoval, Diana Solís, Johanny Vásquez Paz. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Primera precipitación cultural del 2000” (First cultural precipitation of 2000) poetic recital. Directed by Lito Barraza. Poets: Johanny Vásquez Paz, Rogelio Olgin, Elsa Madrigal, Lito Barraza. Musicians: Miriam Hernández, Hugo Triviño, Oswaldo Moreno and the young singer Ana Jurado. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Volver a decir el mar” (I speak again of the sea) one-act play by Sergio Peregrina, directed by Roma Díaz performed by Carlos Jaime, montage by Luna Player Ensemble. “Horas de Encuentro” (Times of Encounters) by Emilio Huerta, directed by Eduardo Von. Cast: Georgina Valverde, Marcela Muñoz, Rigoberto Ortega y Eduardo Von, montage by “Cuerda Floja” Ensemble. This theatrical Project was a co-production with Aguijón in its new place.

“Hablemos de teatro con Aguijón” (Let’s talk about theater with Aguijon). This series start the last Tuesday of each month:
• “Very Chicago” (dramatized reading) bilingual work by José Bono;
• “Direcciόn Escenica” (Scenic Direction) chat with Vargas;
• “El teatro Peruano” (Peruvian theater) chat with José Castro Urioste;
• “Noche de Brujas” (Witches’ night) bilingual programming. Poetry, performance and music—a celebration of women’s art. Venue Aguijόn Theater.

Book launch “Oratorio para Herejes” (Oratory for Heretics) by Chilean writer Mario Andino. Venue Aguijόn Theater.

“La creación cuentistica en Chicago” (The short-story creation in Chicago) round table discussion by Contratiempo group; moderator John Berry; participants: Alejandro Ferrer, Ricardo Armijo, and León Leyva. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Noche Bohemia” (Bohemian Night) concert by the colombian soprano Clara Beatriz Jaramillo and singer-song writer Franco Reins. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Andalucía Despierta” (Andalucía awake) homage to Federico García Lorca and Miguel Hernández, directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Arantxa Martí, Rosario Vargas, Marcela Muñoz. Musicians: Tomas de Utrera, Keith Werner, Franco Reins. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Bodily Harm” (performance) monologue by Sharon Powell. Venue: Aguijon Theater.

“El Génesis fue mañana” (The genesis was tomorrow) by Jorge Díaz, directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Arantxa Martí, Rosario Vargas, Augusto Yanacopulos; scenographer Roma Díaz. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Los niños prohibidos” (The forbidden children) by Jesús González Dávila, directed by Roma Díaz. Cast: Marcela Muñoz, Oswaldo Calderón, Roma Díaz, Rob Macie. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Extravagaria” (Extravaganza) poetic recital celebrating Pablo Neruda, directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Arantxa Martí, Lito Barraza, Marcela Muñoz, Augusto Yanacopulos, Roma Díaz, Rosario Vargas. Andean musical group: “Machupichu”; vocalist and guitar: Marieth and Franco Reins. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Las Tres Gracias” (The Three Graces) by Raúl P. Torres, directed by Iván Morales. Cast: Elina Rodríguez, Wendy Salerno, Sandra Rivera, Rob Macie, Marcela Muñoz, Oswaldo Calderón and Jessica Manalo. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Aquí en el rancho ajeno: Noche Mejicana” (Here in someone else’s ranch: Mexican night) Aguijón Theater benefit concert. Directed by Lito Barraza. Participants: Anaïs Almanza, Lito Barraza, Oswaldo Moreno, Hugo Triviño. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Un robo y una lotería” (A robbery and a lottery) by Constancio Suarez, directed by Roma Díaz. Cast: Wendy Salerno, Lauro López, Rob Macie, Augusto Yanacopulos. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Ceviche en Pittsburgh” (Ceviche in Pittsburgh) by José Castro Urioste, directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Daniel Guzmán, Clara Beatriz Jaramillo, Úrsula Málaga and Roma Díaz. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Hablemos de teatro con Aguijón” (Let’s talk about theater with Aguijon) the literary circles this season were:
• Book launch “Amores Fallidos” (Frustrated Loves) book of poems by Roma Diaz;
• “Diferencias y similitudes entre arte del performance y el teatro” (Differences and similarities between performance and theater) chat by the cuban artist Tania Bruguera;
• Book launch “Days of Awe (días de asombro)” by Achy Obejas (Pulitzer prize winner);
• Chat by José Castro Urioste about his novels: “Aun viven las manos de Santiago Berrios” (Santiago Berrios’ hands still live) and “¿Y tú que has hecho?” (And, what have you done?). Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Mucho Corazón: Antología poética” (Too much heart: Poetical anthology). Book launch “Entre el corazón y la tierra” (Between heart and earth); participants: Sonia Baez-Hernandez, Marta Collazo, Brenda Cárdenas, Juana Goergen, Ixtacciahuatl Menchaca, Carmen Alicia Murguía, Beatriz Reid Dettloff, Nydia Rojas, Claudia Rosa Silva, Teresa Vázquez, Johanny Vázquez-Paz, Marcela Muñoz, Frances Aparicio, Leda Schiavo and Rosario Vargas, Diana. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Un almirante para la mar oceana” (An Admiral for the oceanic sea) by Juan Pedro Torriente. Cast: Lauro López, Maritza Cervantes, Roma Díaz, Franco Reins, Rosario Vargas, Carlos Tamayo, Marcela Muñoz, Úrsula Málaga, Augusto Yanacopulos and Nicolás Guzmán. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Lorca” poetic recital, directed by Marcela Muñoz. Participants: Marcela Muñoz, Gregorio Gómez, Augusto Yanacopulos, Nicolás Guzmán, Úrsula Málaga, Rosario Vargas, María Cecilia, Franco Reins, Clara Beatriz Jaramillo. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“La casa de Bernarda Alba” (The house of Bernarda Alba) by Federico García Lorca, directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Rosario Vargas, Charin Álvarez, Tanya Saracho, Úrsula Málaga, Clara Beatriz Jaramillo, Érica Martínez, Claudia Renteria, Carmen Cenko. Venues: Aguijón Theater, DePauw University.

“Elegía a Miguel Hernández” (Elegy to Miguel Hernández) poetical recital. Directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Nicolás Guzmán, Clara Beatriz Jaramillo, Lauro López, Jr., Marcela Muñoz, Rosario Vargas. Acoustic guitar: Franco Reins. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“La casa de Bernarda Alba” (The house of Bernarda Alba) by Federico García Lorca, directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Rosario Vargas, Charin Álvarez, Tanya Saracho, Úrsula Málaga, Clara Beatriz Jaramillo, Érica Martínez, Claudia Renteria, Carmen Cenko. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“El Rescate” (The Ransom) by Jairo Aníbal Niño, directed by Roma Díaz. Cast: Carmen Cenko, Lauro López, Alfonso Ceiva. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Un misterioso pacto” (A mysterious pact) by Oscar Liera, directed by Roma Díaz. Cast: Nicolás Guzmán, Roma Díaz. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Pie de Pagina” (Footnote) launch of this magazine published in Chicago by the playwright José Castro Urioste and José Guich. Participants: academicians Frances Aparicio, Marc Zimmerman and John Berry. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Hablemos de teatro con Aguijón” (Let’s talk about theater with Aguijon), literary circles:
• “I want to take my clothes off” chat about this book by the author Sharon Powell;
• “Cálices Vacios” (Empty Chalices) by Judy Veramendi who presented selections of her play based in the life and work of the poet Dalmira Agustini;
• “Improvisation Techniques” chat by Rosario Vargas. Venue: Aguijόn Theater.

“Serenata desde la mitad del mundo” (Serenade from the middle of world) concert by the ecuadorian singer-song writer Sandra Bonilla. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Johnny Tenorio” by Carlos Morton, directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Daniel Guzmán, Rosario Vargas, Franco Reins, Karla Galván and Oswaldo Calderón. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Cálices Vacios” (Empty Chalices) bilingual play by Judy Veramendi, directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Marcela Muñoz, Oswaldo Calderón, Jorge Avilés, María Isabel Suarez, Iván Vega, Beatriz Velasco, Augusto Yanacopulos. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“La Casa de Bernarda Alba” (The House of Bernarda Alba) by Federico García Lorca, directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Rosario Vargas, Marcela Muñoz, Laura Crotte, Maritza Cervantes, Charin Álvarez, Clara Beatriz Jaramillo, Alba Guerra, Nydia Castillo and Claudia Renteria. Venue: Goodman Theater (I Latino Theater Festival).

“Hablemos de teatro con Aguijón” (Let’s talk about theater with Aguijon), Literary Circles:
• “Teatro Chicano en los Estados Unidos” (Chicano Theater in the United States) chat with Chicano playwright, Carlos Morton;
• “De lo sublime a lo bestial” (From the subliminal to the bestial) chat with Loreina Santos Silva, Puertorrican writer. Venue: Aguijόn Theater.

“Una floresta de enajenamiento” (A forest of ecstasy) by Fernando Pessoa, monologue by Jaime Díaz Quintero, member of the theater group “Teatro Actores de Cartagena Caribe”. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

Once again, it was presented the poetic recital “Lorca”, directed by Marcela Muñoz. Participants: Marcela Muñoz, Gregorio Gómez, Augusto Yanacopulos, Nicolás Guzmán, Úrsula Málaga, Rosario Vargas, María Cecilia, Franco Reins, Clara Beatriz Jaramillo. Venues: Aguijón Theater, Dominican University.

Presentation of the Bolivian Theater group “Teatro Trono”. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Bodas de Sangre” (Blood Wedding) by Federico García Lorca, directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Marcela Muñoz, Rosario Vargas, Franco Reins, Jorge Avilés, Alba Guerra, Laura Soiza, Jenny Sánchez, Nicolás Guzmán, Iván Vega, Augusto Yanacopulos, Miranda González, Leonor García, Jazmine Cárdenas, Cecilia Barriuso. Venues: Aguijón Theater and Goodman Theater (II Latino Theater Festival).

“Memorias” (Memories) concert by Franco Reins and Elisa Valencia. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Perversiones” (Perv ersions) by José Castro Urioste and Eduardo Cabrera, directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Jenny Sánchez, Laura Soiza, Claudia Renteria, Alba Guerra, Marcela Muñoz, Franco Reins, Augusto Yanacopulos, Iván Vega, Oswaldo Calderón y Nicolás Guzmán. Venues: Aguijón Theater, participated in the V Encuentro International de Teatro “Mascaras del tiempo” in Arequipa, Perú and in the V Festival Latinoamericano de Teatro Qosqo in Cusco, Perú.

Lorca” poetic recital, directed by Marcela Muñoz. Participants: Marcela Muñoz, Alba Guerra, Augusto Yanacopulos, Nicolás Guzmán, Rosario Vargas, María Cecilia, Franco Reins, Jenny Sánchez. Venue: V Encuentro International de Teatro “Mascaras del tiempo” in Arequipa, Perú and in the V Festival Latinoamericano de Teatro Qosqo in Cusco, Perú.

“Arόstegui” monologue by Luis Sáez, directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Fernando Armani and Clara Beatriz Jaramillo. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“El Tuerto es Rey” (The one-eyed man is King) by Carlos Fuentes (dramatized reading), directed by Juan Ramírez. Cast: Augusto Yanacopulos and Rosario Vargas. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“La Casa de Bernarda Alba” (The House of Bernarda Alba) I Encuentro Internacional de Teatro Lorquiano in San Miguel, Argentina. Cast: Rosario Vargas, Jenny Sanchez, Maritza Cervantes, Charin Alvarez, Marcela Muñoz, Laura Crotte, Claudia Renteria, Laura Soiza and Alba Guerra. Aguijόn participated in the VI Festival de Teatro Latinoamericano de Teatro Qosqo in Cusco, Perú.

Concerts:
• “Homage to Manuel Serrat” by Franco Reins and Elisa Valencia;
• “Homage to Joaquin Sabina” by Franco Reins;
• “Locura, Pasión, Tango” (Madness, Passion, Tango) by Alba Guerra, Breno Sauer, Margot and Rómulo;
• “Viva la Trova” (Hail to the Trova). Homage to Silvio Rodríguez by Elisa Valencia, Franco Reins, Pablo Torres Vásquez;
• “Viva la Trova” (Hail to the Trova). Homage to José Eduardo Aute by Elisa Valencia, Franco Reins, Pablo Torres Vásquez;
• “Viva la Trova” (Hail to the Trova). Homage to Pablo Milanés by Elisa Valencia, Franco Reins, Pablo Torres Vásquez, Roberto San Juan, Nereida Sánchez Tío. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Y si te canto canciones de amor” (And if I sing love songs to you?) by Dino Armas, directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Fernando Armani and Vivian El Jaber. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Hablando de teatro con Aguijón” (Let’s talk about theater with Aguijón), Literary Circles:
• Book launch “De Doña Bárbara al neo-liberalismo: Escritura y modernidad en América Latina” (From Doña Barbara to the neo-liberalism: Writing and modernism in Latinamerica) by José Castro Urioste, presented by Fernando Olszanski. Venue: Aguijón Theater.
• “Poemas Callejeros” (Streetwise Poems) concert by Johanny Vazquez-Paz, celebrating the International Women’s History Month. Venue: Aguijόn Theater.

“Yerma” (Barren) by Federico García Lorca, directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Marcela Muñoz, Ramsés Jiménez, Claudia Rentería, Jenny Sánchez, Karen Franco, Claudia Moreno, Yuri Gamboa, Marta Morales, Karla Alegre, Carlos Díaz, Vanessa Valecillos, Ricardo García and Alba Guerra. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Concierto para cuerdas y locas” (Concert for sane and mad women) monologue by Jorge Díaz, directed by Christian Villarreal, actress Shlomit Baytelman. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“La Hija de la Llorona” (The wheeping woman’s daughter) by Teresa Dovalpage, directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Marcela Muñoz, Nicolás Guzmán, Karla Alegre, Claudia Rentería and Alicia Ponce. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“La lujuria según Ramiro” (Lust according to Ramiro) by Dino Armas, directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Lauro López, Alba Guerra, Nydia Castillo, Carlos Díaz. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Algo Personal” concert by Franco Reins and Elisa Valencia. Venue: Aguijόn Theater.

“Casa de Muertos” (House of the Dead) by Alberto Llerena, directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Nydia Castillo, Augusto Yanacopulos, Benjamín Magaña, Karla Alegre, Alicia Ponce, Asela A. Díaz and Manolo Rodríguez. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“No hay ladrón que por bien no venga” by Darío Fo, directed by Iván Morales. Cast: Lauro López, Carmen Cenko, Augusto Yanacopulos, Jenny Sánchez, Nydia Castillo, Benjamín Magaña. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

Book launch “ Ofrendas” book of poems by Liliana Bilbao. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Entre diálogos y contratiempos” (Between dialogues and contretemps). Collaboration with “Contratiempo” magazine. Texts of five short-story writers: Alejandro Ferrer, Raúl Dorantes, Fernando Olszanski, Bernardo Navia, Om Ulloa. These stories were dramatized by Alejandro Ferrer, Lauro Lόpez, Oswaldo Calderόn, Augusto Yanacopulos, and Marcela Muñoz. Directed by Rosario Vargas. Venue: DePaul University.

“Performances y monólogos en Aguijón” (Performances and monologues in Aguijon), directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Marcela Muñoz, Benjamín Magaña, Oswaldo Calderón and Janet Vázquez.

“Hasta los gorriones dejan su nido” (Even Sparrows Leave their Nest) by Raúl Dorantes, directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Rosario Vargas, Alba Guerra, Oswaldo Calderón, Benjamín Magaña. Venues: Goodman Theater (IV Latino Theater Festival) and Aguijón Theater.

Book launch “El Beso de la Piel” book of poems by Liliana Bilbao. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

Art show “Trovadores y Perdón: Colecciones de postales de Bolivia” (Poets and Forgiveness: Bolivian images collection) by Liliana Bilbao. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“El lunes de León Rodríguez” (León Rodríguez’ Monday) by Raúl Dorantes, directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Elio Leturia, Alba Guerra, Nydia Castillo, Carlos Díaz, Oliver Aldape. Venues: Aguijón Theater, (3/6/2009-4/19/2009) and Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium.

“Hasta que el mortgage nos separe” (Until mortgage do us part) by Teresa Dovalpage, directed by Rosario Vargas. Cast: Blas Vera, Elina Rodríguez, Marcela Muñoz, Carlos García. Venue: Aguijón Theater (5 /22/2009-6/21/2009).

“Mujeres en la revolución mexicana” (Women in the Mexican Revolution) Aguijón Theater Twentieth Anniversary celebration . Chat with writer Elena Poniatowska. Venue: National Museum of Mexican Art (8/22/2009).

“Erendira” by Gabriel García Márquez. Directed by Juan Ramírez. Cast: Alba Guerra, Yunen Oseguera, Nydia Castillo, Guadalis Del Carmen, Benjamín Magaña, Oliver Aldape, Oswaldo Calderón,
Luis Patino. Venue: Aguijón Theater (10/9-11/8/2009).

“Arrieros somos” (We are muleteers). Homage to Mexican playwright and storyteller Juan José Arreola in collaboration with Contratiempo magazine. Directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Rosario Vargas, Elio Leturia, Oswaldo Calderón, Benjamín Magaña, Oliver Aldape. Venue: Old Town School of Folk Music Auditorium (10/14/2009).

“Celebración del Día Internacional de la mujer” (International Women’s Day celebration). Venue: Aguijón Theater (3/8/2010).

“Yerma”, by Federico García Lorca. Directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Marcela Muñoz, Alba Guerra, Nydia Castillo, Guadalis Del Carmen, Kris Tori, Jessica González, Oswaldo Calderón, Carlos Díaz, and dancers: Marissa Moritz and Blas Ortiz. Venue: Aguijón Theater and DePauw University (4/16-5/16/2010).

“Hablando de teatro con Aguijón” (Let’s talk about theater with Aguijón), Literary Circles:
• “Soy fronterizo “ (I am from the border). Chat with Chicano playwright, Carlos Morton (5/28/210).

“Las soldaderas” (Camp followers) by Oswaldo Calderón. Directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Alicia Ponce, Marcela Muñoz, Erica Cruz Hernández, Gabi Mayorga, Susana Avitia, Oliver Aldape, Nydia Castillo, Guadalis Del Carmen, Jessica González, Daniela Jones, Terry López, Liliana Mejía, Felicity María Ponce, Kris Tori, Isabella Werner. Venues: Goodman Theater (V Latino Theater Festival) and Aguijón Theater (9/10-10/9/2010), Tecal Theater (Women on the stage for peace, XX Festival), Bogotá, Colombia (11/20-30/2010).

“Hablando de teatro con Aguijón” (Let’s talk about theater with Aguijón), Literary Circles:
• “Antípoda”, Performance with Rey Andujar. Venue: Aguijón Theater (12/2 /2010).

“Antígona” by Sófocles. Directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Brenda Arellano, Gaby Mayorga, Marcela Muñoz, Erica Hernández, Guadalis Del Carmen, Alba Guerra, Nydia Castillo, Susana Avitia, Teresa Kuruvilla, Sandor Menéndez, Augusto Yanacopulos, Elio Leturia, Oswaldo Calderón, Benjamín Magaña,
Oliver Aldape. Venue: Aguijón Theater (11/12/-12/19/2010).

“La Pasión según Antígona Pérez” (The Passion of Antígona Pérez) by Luis Rafael Sánchez. Directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Raúl Romero, Marcela Muñoz, Elio Leturia, Rosario Vargas, Jessica Kadish, Rey Andújar. Venue: Aguijón Theater (3-4/2011).

“Celebración del Día Internacional de la Mujer” (International Women’s Day celebration). Venue: Aguijón Theater (3/8/2011).

“Hablando de teatro con Aguijón” (Let’s talk about theater with Aguijón), Literary Circles:
• “Arte e Emigración” (Art and Immigration). An intersection of activism and artistic expression with a panel discussion among local activists Eunice Escobar, Laura Paz and visual artist Diane Kahlo. Venue: Aguijón Theater (4/28/2011).

Noche de Mujeres sabias” (Wise Women’s Night) October 31st Celebration. Venue: Aguijón Theater.

“Celebración del Día Internacional de La mujer” (International Women’s Day) celebration (3/8/12).

As part of “Voces Caribeñas” (Caribbean’s Voices) season, directly from Habana, Cuba “De parís un caballero” (A gentleman from Paris) with José Antonio Alonso. Venue: Aguijón Theater (4/20-29/2012).

“Un Extraño cadáver color malva” (A strange corpse mauve color) by Colombian playwright Alberto Llerena. Dramatized reading directed by Marcela muñoz. Cast: María Margarita Araujo Ramos, Margarita Vélez Vervel, Einer Gutiérrez Acosta, Juliana Rojas Román, Harol Herrera Pérez, Luis Fernando Gil García, Tania maza Chamorro. As part of “Voces Caribeñas” (Caribbean’s Voices) season. Venue: Museum of Modern Art, Cartagena, Colombia (9/17/2012).

Adentro” (Within) by Abel González Melo. Directed by Sandor Menéndez. Cast: Marcela Muñoz, Marcopolo Soto, Sandor Menéndez, Alexander Lane, Nydia Castillo, Rosario Vargas. Venue: Aguijón Theater (10/12-11/18/2012).

“Hablando de teatro con Aguijón” (Let’s talk about theater with Aguijón), Literary Circles:
• “ Proyecto Theriac” (Theriac Project). Performance with Rey Andújar, Dan Hanrahan, Juan Carlos Bueno. Venue: Aguijón Theater (12/13-14-15/-2012).

voyeur” (Dear voyeur). Celebrating Johanny Vázquez-Paz’ poetry. Directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Claudia Pérez-Brown, Alba Guerra, Nydia Castillo, Marcela Muñoz, Érica Cruz Hernández, Rosario Vargas. Venue: Aguijón Theater (2/14,15,16/2013).

“Celebración del Día Internacional de La mujer” (International Women’s Day) celebration (3/8/13).

“Hablando de teatro con Aguijón” (Let’s talk about theater with Aguijón), Literary Circles:
• “Proyecto Theriac” (Theriac Project). Venue: Aguijón Theater (3/29-30/2013)
• “Phoolan somos todas” (We all are Phoolan) by Angelina Llongeras (6/14-15/2013).
• “Blow Out” by Guadalis Del Carmen, dramatized reading. Directed by Marcela Muñoz.

Concert:
Intenso Sabor a Tango” (Intense taste of Tango) with Alba Guerra, Mauro Frasio, and dancers: Gabriel Medina, Ramona and Daniel Nose. Venue: Aguijón Theater (7/27/28/13).

Las Penas saben nadar” (Sink or Swim) by Abelardo Estorino. Monologue directed by Sandor Menéndez. Actress: Rosario Vargas. Venues: Aguijón Theater (9/13-29/2013), General Sarmiento University Auditorium (VIIII, Encounter of Teather and Territory) Buenos Aires, Argentina (10/16-21/2013).

Aquelarre, noche de mujeres sabias” (Witches’ coven, wise women’s night). October 31st celebration.

Blow Out” by Guadalis Del Carmen. Directed by marcela Muñoz. Cast: Nydia Castillo, Guadalis Del Carmen, Milly Santiago, Alba Guerra, Jessica Kadish, Kris Tori , Jennifer Pérez, Oliver Aldape, Ramón Smith, Emily Villagran. Venue: Aguijón Theater (11/7-24/2013).

“Hablando de teatro con Aguijón” (Let’s talk about theater with Aguijón), Literary Circles:
• “Trilogía Corpórea” (Corporeal Trilogy). Three artists, three visions, with Cesar (Jochy) Herrera, Rey Andújar, and Augusto Yanacopulos . Venue: Aguijón Theater (12/7/2013).

Concert:
Concierto de Navidad(Christmas Concert) with Mulati Trio. Venue: Aguijón Theater (12/13-14/2013).

2014-2015

Las Penas saben nadar” (Sink or Swim) by Abelardo Estorino. Monologue directed by Sandor Menéndez. Actrees Rosario Vargas. This remount is our posthumous homaje to Abelardo Estorino. Venue: Aguijón Theater (4/25-5/11/2014).

La fulana respetuosa -Concierto teatral (The Respectful Prostitute-A Theatrical Concert)by Jean-Paul Sartre. Directed by Sandor Menéndez. Cast: Alba Guerra, Marcela Muñoz, Jessica Kadish,Ramon Smith,
Sandor Menéndez,Oliver Aldape, Elio Leturia. Venue: Aguijón Theater (3/14-4/13/2014

La Chunga”by Mario Vargas Llosa. Directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: Rosario Vargas, Sandor Menéndez.
Marcopolo Soto, Augusto Yanacopulos, Carlos Garcia, Erica Cruz Hernandez.
Venue: Aguijón Theater ( 10/9-11/16/2014.

Orquídeas a la luz de la Luna” (Orchids in the Moonlight)by Carlos Fuentes. Directed by Sandor Menéndez. Cast: TBA
Venue: Aguijón Theater (2/5-3/15/2015.

La casa de Bernarda Alba” (Te house of Bernarda Alba)by Federico García Lorca. Directed by Marcela Muñoz. Cast: TBA
Venue: Aguijón Thaeter (4/16-5/24/2015

Now On Stage:


16 de abril – 24 de mayo de 2015 Peru’s Nobel laureate MARIO VARGAS LLOSA’s LA CHUNGA October 9 – November 16, 2014

kicks off the season which will also feature ORCHIDS IN THE MOONLIGHT by CARLOS FUENTES (Mexico)

February 5 – March 15, 2015 and THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA by FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA (Spain) April 16 – May 24, 2015