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2019 Day 6

Women of Ciudad Juarez by Teatro Travieso/Troublemaker Theatre (USA)

The performance, based on ethnographic interviews, told the heartbreaking story of Juarez, Mexico where hundreds of young girls and women have been raped, murdered, and tortured in 1993. It spoke of femicide in the city through three actors changing roles from women, their family members, and investigating officers. Light and shadow play, grim set objects (such as Christian Crosses signifying graves), modernly dressed actors, and excruciatingly painful and direct dialogue with the audience made the performance overwhelming and shook the audience. It invoked feelings of helpless anger, desperate questioning, and disbelief at the level of cruelty some human beings can inflict upon other human beings.