“The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea”

Title“The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea”
Year for Search2000
AuthorsMoraga, Cherrie L[awrence](b. 1952)
Secondary AuthorsMarrero, María, and Svich, Caridad
Secondary TitleOut of the Fringe: Latino/a Theater and Performance
Pagination289-363
Date Published2000
PublisherTheater Communications
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsChicana author
Annotation

Alternative history projected into the twenty-first century. In this future, the U. S. has broken up into a number of small nations, many of which were based on ethnicity, including the Mechicano Nation of Aztlán, which includes some of the northern states of the former México. The new states are initially eutopia but after a second revolution become dystopian with all the traditional hierarchies. 

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in her The Hungry Woman (Albuquerque, NM: West End Press, 2001), 1-99, with a “Foreword Hungry for God” by the author (vii-x).

Info Notes

The play had staged readings at the Berkeley Repertory in 1995, the Mark Taper Forum’s New Works Festival in Los Angeles in 1995, the Brava Theater Center of San Francisco in 1997, and The Esperanza Center and Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX in 2000, and was first performed as part of the Plays at the Border Festival at The Magic Theater of San Francisco on December 4, 2000.

Holding Institutions

PSt, PV

Author Note

(b. 1952)

Full Text

2000 Moraga, Cherríe L[awrence] (b. 1952). “The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea.” Out of the Fringe: Latino/a Theater and Performance. Ed. María Teresa Marrero and Caridad Svich (New York: Theater Communications, 2000), 289-363 with a note by the author on 290-91 and a note about the author on 363. Rpt. in her The Hungry Woman (Albuquerque, NM: West End Press, 2001), 1-99, with a “Foreword Hungry for God” by the author (vii-x). The play had staged readings at the Berkeley Repertory in 1995, the Mark Taper Forum’s New Works Festival in Los Angeles in 1995, the Brava Theater Center of San Francisco in 1997, and The Esperanza Center and Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX in 2000, and was first performed as part of the Plays at the Border Festival at The Magic Theater of San Francisco on December 4, 2000. PSt, Villanova U

Alternative history projected into the twenty-first century. In this future, the U. S. has broken up into a number of small nations, many of which were based on ethnicity, including the Mechicano Nation of Aztlán, which includes some of the northern states of the former México. The new states are initially eutopia but after a second revolution become dystopian with all the traditional hierarchies. Chicana author.