Exhibition Opening + Performance
The exhibition FRIDA KAHLO Theater - DISRUPTING THE MAINSTREAM opens with an evening of scenes (in English) from “The Women of Juarez,” the story of a mother desperately searching for her missing daughter in a Mexican border town. Ignored by corrupt authorities, the mother discovers a web of lies, misogyny, and violence covering up an epidemic of femicide.
The play, directed by Rubén Amavizca-Murúa, premiered on August 23, 2003, to great popular and critical acclaim. The production shed light on a decade-old human tragedy largely ignored by the mainstream media, increased awareness, and inspired political and social action.
THE WOMEN OF JUAREZ has been produced in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States.
Q&A (in English/Spanish) with cast and director and reception following the performance.
ATTEND EXHIBITION OPENING + THE WOMEN OF JUAREZ
Admission is free. RSVP + Masks required.
Free Parking is available at Metro/Retail parking structure located at
676 S. Westlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90057
Public transport is possible with the red line to MacArthur Park/Westlake stop.
Using carpool or ride-share options are appreciated.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: FRIDA KAHLO Theater - DISRUPTING THE MAINSTREAM
For thirty-five years, Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA has produced predominantly original works in Spanish and English. The plays have been directed and performed by L.A. Latinx/Mexican and Central American theatre artists. In 1994, under the Artistic Direction of Rubén Amavizca-Murúa, the group moved into what is now The FRIDA KAHLO Theater in the Westlake district of Los Angeles. The group's productions focus on historical, political, and social themes that are relevant to and directly affect the primarily immigrant community. These original productions have also toured both nationally and in Mexico. Some of the original works presented by the group have also been produced in Belgium, Latvia, and Spain.
The Goethe-Institut Project space will serve as the venue for "The FRIDA KAHLO Theater - Disrupting the Mainstream," a Spanish and English language audio-visual retrospective and exhibition. The FRIDA KAHLO Theater - Disrupting the Mainstream documents the history of the FRIDA KAHLO Theater and its impact on the community, highlighting the group's most significant productions. In addition to plays, the exhibit will also feature work generated by young artists and community members in the form of photography, animation, and theatre for youth.
The exhibition can be viewed during events and at the following times:
During Office Hours:
August 19th, 2022 - September 16th, 2022
Mondays–Thursdays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fridays: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The FRIDA KAHLO Theater - Disrupting the Mainstream is part of the Neighborhood Interpretive Center, a hyperlocal initiative of cultural programs that focus on and uplift the MacArthur Park/Westlake neighborhood and surrounding areas.