Diana, Huntress

In a city infamous for violence, Diana, the ‘Huntress of the Bus Drivers’, seeks her own justice.

Program 2 – Performances: 
Thursday, March 27 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 29 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 30 – 7:30 PM

Diana, Huntress

Description: In Ciudad Juarez, a Mexican city just south of the US border, the murders of 370 women have never been solved. On August 31st 2013, this email was sent to a local news website: 

You think because we are women we are weak, and maybe we are…But only to a certain point…. We can no longer remain quiet over these acts that fill us with rage… I am an instrument who will take vengeance… The women of Juarez are strong.

Signed: Diana, Huntress of Bus Drivers.

Two bus drivers were shot in daylight but ‘Diana’ has still not been caught. This play is about what might have happened.

Playwright: Clara Kumagai
Clara is a playwright and author of fiction and children’s writing. In 2011 her first play, Alpha & Omega, was staged in Players Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, and again in the 10 Days in Dublin Festival, where it had a sell-out run. Between 2011 and 2013, Clara was the theatre editor of meg.ie, and has been published in Icarus, Irish Theatre Magazineand Inis Magazine. She is currently working on a young adult novel.

Director: Cathy Tagnak Rexford
Cathy is an Alaskan-born, organic-food cookin’, ocean-loving, music appreciator from Anchorage. She is also a playwright, poet and fiction writer. Cathy is a Full Circle Aboriginal Ensemble Member and an Aboriginal Graduate Fellow at the University of British Columbia’s Joint MFA in Creative Writing and Theatre Program. In November of 2014 Cathy will graduate after completing work on her thesis stageplay Whale Song. Cathy is extremely pleased to be presenting Clara Kumagai’s Diana, Huntress in the UBC Dorothy Somerset Studio.

Actors:

Angie Lopez – Diana

Giselle Miller – Marialena

Daniel Meron – Hugo

Zach Wolfman – Carlos

Kenny Wong – Fernando

Javier Sotres – Driver

* photo credit: Alice Leora Briggs

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