Primero Sueno by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: A Performance by Jesusa Rodriguez

Visions and Voices

Jesusa Rodríguez, one of the most acclaimed theatre artists in Mexico, will perform Primero Sueño, based on the beautiful and intricate seventeenth-century poem by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz that marked the beginning of the modern literary quest for knowledge and enlightenment.

Performed by Jesusa Rodríguez
Catalina Pereda, Soprano

Jesusa Rodríguez is a prominent theatre director, actress, playwright and activist from Mexico who has performed throughout Latin America, Canada, the United States and Europe. She has earned numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an OBIE Award. Rodríguez will perform Primero Sueño, based on the beautiful and intricate seventeenth-century poem that marked the beginning of the modern literary quest for knowledge and enlightenment. The poem was written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a Mexican nun who became one of the most important writers of the Spanish Golden Age. One of the first women in history to pen a defense of women’s rational capacities and their right to education, Sor Juana made the search for knowledge and truth her reason for being.

Organized by María-Elena Martínez (History) and Carol Wise (International Relations).