Awards & Winners

Jesusa Rodríguez

Date of Birth 1955
Place of Birth Mexico City
(Mexico, Greater Mexico City)
Nationality Mexico
Also know as Jesusa Rodriguez, Jesusa Rodríguez Ramírez, Jesusa Rodríguez
Profession Theatre Director, Actor, Playwright, Performer, Social activist
Jesusa Rodríguez is a Mexican director, actress, playwright, performance artist, and social activist. Her "espectáculos" do not necessarily adhere to traditional genre classification: they can reflect elite styles or popular; draw on Greek tragedy, cabaret, pre-Columbian, operatic traditions; take the form of a revue, sketch, "carpa", or political performance art. She and her wife, Argentine singer/actress Liliana Felipe, operated El Hábito and Teatro de la Capilla, alternative performances spaces in Mexico City, until 2005. El Hábito is now under the administration of Las Reinas Chulas, and Rodríguez is now dedicated to independent projects. In the 1980s Rodríguez notably directed an adaption of Mozart's Don Giovanni, featuring an all-female cast, entitled Donna Giovanni, and Oskar Panizza's El Concilio de Amor in 1988. Rodríguez won an Obie for Best Actor in Las Horas de Belén, A Book of Hours along with Ruth Maleczech and New York-based Mabou Mines. The 1993 Rodriguez's Coatlicue transforms a pre-Hispanic statue from the Mexica Room of Mexico’s National Anthropology Museum into an animated being running for Mexico’s presi- dency. Through the use of an indigenous female icon confined in a museum, the artist parodies the attitude of official Mexican politicians toward their country’s problems. Rodríguez’s Coatlicue calls upon her children not to forget her and complains about not having a special car like the pope’s. Rodríguez calls the show “pre-Hispanic cabaret,” thus point- ing to the need to reduce the load of monolithic myths upon which closed- minded nationalism tends to be based.

Awards by Jesusa Rodríguez

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Obie Award for Special Citations
Honored for : Las Horas de Belen -- A Book of Hours