Six minute sample. The 45-minute play is available from Enrichment Works for school and community performances. enrichmentworks.org
Cynthia L. Cooper’s play celebrates the life of a young Mexican girl, born in 1648, a time when when a woman's life was one of silence and servitude. Inspired by her grandfather's love of books, Juana learned to read by age three. Although girls were not allowed to be educated, Juana was sent to Mexico City at age eight to live with an aunt so that she could have access to books. There she was introduced to high society and culture and became known for her intelligence. At the age of 19 Sor Juana joined a convent in order to pursue her love of writing. She wrote a major treatise on the reasons why girls should be educated and became known as a great poet.
Written by Cynthia L. Cooper
Directed by Ian Patrick Williams
Performed by Marta McGonagle & Eve Muller
Costumes by Shon LeBlanc
Backdrop by Matt Tognacci