Properties of Silence and Post-Silence Salon Series:
a convergence of women’s voices
About…Productions paired a revival of its critically-acclaimed original drama with poetry readings, performance events, panels, and discussions in tribute to Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the first feminist writer at The Carrie Hamilton Theatre at The Pasadena Playhouse.
Poetry, science, and history spiral out of control as a contemporary Phoenix realtor, her pool contractor husband, and the famed 17th century poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz meet in a multi-layered dreamscape. Sor Juana, considered the first great Latin American poet, is joined by her confessor who hopes to silence her pen and scientific inquiries. Reality bends as they all confront the nature of their identities and seek a new beginning.
Each performance was followed by a “Post-Silence” event in tribute to Sor Juana’s legacy as the first feminist writer.
Written by Theresa Chavez, Rose Portillo, and Alan Pulner, Directed by Theresa Chavez, Original Compositions by Julie Adler, Scenic Design by Akeime Mitterlehner, Lighting Design by Pablo Santiago, Costume Design by Marcy Froelich, Projections by Janice Tanaka, Starring Rose Portillo, Elizabeth Rainey, and Kevin Sifuentes
About...Productions was also honored to be invited to perform a festival production of Properties of Silence in the ground-breaking Encuentro 2014: National Latina/o Theater Festival in November 2014 at The Los Angeles Theater Center!
Here's what people had to say about those shows:
"Properties of Silence": discovering inner voices through dreams, podcast by Ana González on 11/4/14
Properties of Silence: Sor Juana in Phoenix, Arizona, written by Carlos Morton and published on 1/4/15 on HowlRound