Renowned playwrights Cherríe Moraga and Denise Chávez will deliver one-day symposium titled Chicana Teatristas: Past and Present
Trinity will host the third annual Madrid Lecture and Symposium, Chicana Teatristas: Past and Present. This year’s program features an exceptional line up of Chicana teatristas—playwrights, actors, and directors—who have graced the stage locally and across the country.
Renowned playwright Cherríe Moraga will deliver the Madrid Lecture along with Denise Chávez. They will be joined by San Antonio’s teatristas Marisela Barrera, Vicky Grise, María Ibarra, and Ruby Nelda Pérez.
Each spring the Madrid Lecture brings together members of our Trinity and San Antonio communities to engage in a day-long symposium centered on a specific genre. The Madrid Fund for Latin@ Artists has a purpose to celebrate, promote, and make available to the Trinity University and San Antonio communities the rich and varied artistic productions of Latinx artists. The creations of Latin@ artists serve as catchments of memory, as reminders of the range and depth of human emotion and thought, and as markers of beliefs, hopes, and dreams. They are the product of the long-lived and complex cultural heritage and historical experience of the Latinx communities of the United States.
San Antonio has a rich cultural heritage of events and festivals, readings at local bookstores, and independent presses. The occasion of Trinity University’s 150th anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on the key role the University plays in San Antonio’s cultural heritage, with a long tradition of highlighting local poets, writers, and authors as well as welcoming national and international figures in the arts and humanities.
The Madrid Lecture and Symposium on Latin@ Arts is a vibrant example of the way Trinity University connects San Antonio and the world through deep conversations and cultural experiences.
The Madrid Fund for Latin@ Artists, in conjunction with Trinity’s Mexico, the Americas, and Spain program, is made possible by a grant to Trinity University by the Belo Corporation in honor of Arturo Madrid, the Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities (1993-2017), who served on the Belo Board of Trustees; the fund has since been augmented via contributions from Antonia I. Castañeda and Arturo Madrid.
The event is free and open to the public, and participants must register. More information is available online at events.trinity.edu.