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

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

Dr Rosa Andújar (KCL) will talk on the award-winning Chicanx adaptations of 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. The Greek Trilogy of Luis Alfaro: Electricidad; Oedipus El Rey; Mojada, edited by Rosa Andújar, was published by Bloomsbury in 2020.

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

Event Recording

You can watch the recording of this event on the APGRD's YouTube channel:

Screenshot of Rosa Andújar's online lecture, links to YouTube







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.