A new play
March 4, 2003 at 7:30
March 5-8, 2003 at 8 pm
March 8, 2003 at 2 pm
Studio Theatre at Mount Hall 1050 Carmack Road, Columbus, Ohio
Sueño is a multimedia play that focuses on the life of 17th Century Mexican nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Sor Juana is widely known in
Latin America and in Spain. Her fame stems from her voracious drive for knowledge and her exceptional genius as a writer. From her silent
solitary cell, this free-thinking nun conducted scientific experiments, wrote hundreds of poems, plays, as well as theological essays. She was frequently
attacked and chose to defend not only her own interest in worldy learning, but also the broad rights of women to education and a life of the mind.
With interactive video and sound sculptures, Sueño evokes realities in the intellectual mindspace of Sor Juanaa world that borders on a
continuous sliding between concrete experiences, intellectual exercises and psychological hallucinations.
Stage performer, Angeles Romero. Film actors, Sue Calligaris, Nancy Fox and Brian Rotman.
Direction by Johannes
Assistance by Jennifer Schlueter. Videography by Katalina Gutierrez, René Peñalosa
Galván, Johannes Birringer, Sarah Reese, Sergio and Kzristina Rodríguez.
Music by Jim Croson. Lighting design by Sean Hennessy. Stage Manager,
Produced by the Theatre Department of Ohio State University