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Fri, Aug 19


Brava Theater Center Cabaret

Las Azurduy

A journey into the mind of a female warrior minutes before her death. Her last battle is against oblivion. With an all-Latina cast, this play invokes the powerful figure of Juana Azurduy, a South American independence leader, whose courage, conviction, and spirit require three characters to recount

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Las Azurduy

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Aug 19, 2022, 7:00 PM – Aug 28, 2022, 7:00 PM

Brava Theater Center Cabaret, 2781 24th Street

About the event

Las Azurduy is an original play commissioned to Argentinian playwright Florencia Aroldi about Juana Azurduy, a hero of Latin America’s wars of independence against the Spanish crown, a mixed-race woman of Indigenous descent who is only recently receiving her dues in the history books. This play is also an excuse to reflect on the invisibility of female work, on our silenced voices, and our erased faces.

Juana Azurduy embodied the resilience and spirit of Latin American women, as well as the mix of cultural and ancestral heritage that typifies the American experience. Today La Lengua clamors her name out loud for all to remember, and in Florencia Aroldi’s tour-de-force new play, it takes three performers to embody Azurduy’s complex and indomitable spirit – hence “Las Azurduy.” This project involves an all- Latinx female ensemble, playwriting, and creative team.

Las Azurduy es una obra de teatro original comisionada a la dramaturga argentina Florencia Aroldi sobre Juana Azurduy, una heroína de las guerras de independencia de América Latina contra la corona española, una mujer mestiza de ascendencia indígena que recientemente está recibiendo su cuota en los libros de historia. La obra es también una excusa para reflexionar sobre la invisibilidad del trabajo femenino, sobre nuestras voces silenciadas y sobre nuestros rostros borrados.

Juana Azurduy encarnó la resiliencia y el espíritu de las mujeres latinoamericanas, así como la mezcla de herencia cultural y ancestral que caracteriza la experiencia americana. Hoy, La Lengua clama su nombre en voz alta para que todos la recuerden, y en la obra nueva y prodigiosa de Florencia Aroldi, se necesitan tres intérpretes para encarnar el espíritu complejo e indomable de Azurduy, de ahí “Las Azurduy”. Este proyecto involucra un ensemble femenino, dramaturga y equipo.

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