The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro: New Visions of Tragedy in 21st-Century America

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 12:00pm
Rosa Andújar (KCL)

Online Public Lecture

Dr Rosa Andújar (KCL) will talk on the award-winning Chicanx adaptations of ancient Greek tragedy by writer, theatre director, social activist, and MacArthur Fellow, Luis Alfaro. Alfaro's ElectricidadOedipus El Rey and Mojada transplant themes of Electra, Oedipus the King, and Medea into 21st-century Los Angeles, giving voice to the concerns of the Chicanx and wider Latinx communities.

An APGRD Public Lecture streamed live on YouTube, followed by live Q&A; chaired by Dr Justine McConnell (KCL).

Watch Alfaro's trilogy online

Streamed readings of Alfaro's ElectricidadOedipus El Rey and Mojada are available free on demand until 20 January 2021. Performed by Center Theatre Group in partnership with the Getty Museum, and filmed at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, the recordings are in English with option for Spanish captioning. Find the films on the Center Theatre Group's website.