Greeks in the Barrio: A Conversation with Luis Alfaro


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How are the ancient texts relevant for contemporary audiences experiencing these stories again, or possibly for the first time? What continues to make these stories resonate beyond their original context? Join award-winning playwright, poet, performer, and activist Luis Alfaro in conversation with Dr. Rosa Andújar, editor of The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro, as they explore the making of contemporary theater based on ancient Greek classics. Andújar and Alfaro examine his plays Electricidad, Oedipus El Rey, and Mojada, their intersections with Chicanx/Latinx culture, and the playwright’s experiences with transferring ancient Greek tragedies to the contemporary barrio of East L.A.

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