La Bruja Monja

Al final de julio de 2011, como parte del curso “Diálogos Hemisféricos,” Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya presentó la obra teatral La bruja monja a los participantes del encuentro académico y al público de San Cristóbal. En ella se habla del abuso católico y evangélico que ocurre en las comunidades indígenas. En ellas, las mujeres se consagran o se casan con Dios porque no quieren seguir sufriendo de abusos sexuales y físicos. A veces desde niñas han padecido con desesperación, y se meten a un seminario o convento para poder huir de esto y, desafortunadamente, se encuentran con una desagradable sorpresa que es totalmente diferente de lo que se imaginaban.

 

At the end of July 2011, as part of the “Hemispheric Dialogues” course, Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA) presented their theatrical work, “The Nun-Witch,” to the seminar’s participants and to members of the public in San Cristóbal. The piece discusses abuse perpetrated by Catholic and Evangelical entities in indigenous communities in Chiapas, where women devote themselves to or marry God to avoid suffering from sexual or physical abuse. Having suffered from said abuse since childhood, they enter into a nunnery to escape such trauma and, unfortunately, find themselves victims of another sort of surprise that they could have never imagined.

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Arte Acción is an interdisciplinary platform located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas that focuses on developing public performance programming and linking different social groups together in order to promote diverse forms of human development through diverse, continual activities geared towards increasing public awareness, personal reflection and the creation of artistic and political projects. It is a platform first developed with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in collaboration with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), a theatre troupe of indigenous women. Arte Acción, encompasses public lectures, roundtables, performances, public actions and projections seeking to promote, present and archive performative practices as a social, cultural and political in it's collaboration and research with local, national, and international communities.