School of Communication

The Sins of Sor Juana, January 30 - February 8

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Jan. 30 - Feb. 8
Thu - Sat: 8 p.m.
Sun: 2 p.m.

Josephine Louis Theater

By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Henry Godinez

One of the first published poets of the Americas and a member of a Mexican convent, Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz frustrated the Church with plays and poetry that expressed a feminism centuries ahead of its time. Surrendering to the Church’s demand for her silence, her final written words were penned in her own blood—a vow never to write again. Under the direction of Artistic Director Henry Godinez, The Sins of Sor Juana is a historic fantasy of self-determination and self-expression explores the real life of the 17th-century poet and her quest for artistic freedom and social equality.

Production Team

Set design by Marija Plavsic
Costume design by Mina Hong
Lighting design by Sam Szigeti
Sound design by Josh Horvath
Composition by Gustavo Leone
Dramaturgy by Shannon Fitzsimmons
Stage management by Karin McGary

The cast features Rachel Alba (Nun), Sophie Angelson (Madre Filothea), Romi Barta (Nun), Karen Bowmann (Nun), Starr Busby (Vicerieine), Caitlin Collins (Novice), Madeleine Duffy-Feins (Sor Sara), Matt Edmonds (Padre Nunez/Viceroy), Kevin Fugaro (Silvio), DJ Haun (Pedro), Elly Lachman (Sor Juana), Lauren Villegas (Xochitil)

Special Events

Friday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m.: Opening night performance, to include catered post-show reception with playwright Karen Zacarías

Thursday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m.: Post-show discussion with Artistic Director Henry Godinez

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m.: Post-show discussion with Artistic Director Henry Godinez