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The Courage

To Right a Woman's Wrongs

A Spanish Golden Age comedy by Ana Caro de Mallén y Soto and directed by Peter Romano.

Touring April 5 - 30

The Courage (To Right a Woman’s Wrongs), a Spanish Golden Age comedy by Ana Caro de Mallén y Soto and directed by Peter Romano, a Syrian-American musician and teaching artist with an MFA from Columbia University and BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Six professional actors will be bringing to our century The Courage to Right a Woman’s Wrongs, a witty critique of society through the story of Leonor, a woman who sets out to find her one-time lover (Don Juan, naturally) and bring him to justice. The play is a comedy of wild intrigue and lively ingenuity in which Leonor crosses geographical boundaries and defies social expectations of gender in order to bring her fickle lover to justice and restore her lost honor.

The author, Ana Caro de Mallén y Soto (ca.1601–ca.1645), was a Spanish poet and playwright. Born an enslaved person in Granada, Spain, she came to be one of the most celebrated playwrights of Spain’s Golden Age. This adaption, translated by UCLA’s academics, was created by Miami-based playwright, actress, director Maria Corina Ramirez, is available to tour Miami-Dade County public schools.

All performances will be followed by a talkback where topics such as the following can be addressed: Comedia of the Hispanic golden age, overcoming the Don Juan myth, female solidarity, courtship practices, cross-dressing, and theater within the theater.

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About Our Educational Touring Productions

Our touring productions focus on bringing the classics to life in modern adaptations that connect with today’s students through creative use of space, costumes, and props.

Our February 2019 adaptation of ANTIGONE IN THE WORLD, a production of Sophocles’ tragedy performed by a young, international, and ethnically diverse company of actors, created the opportunity to bridge cultural divides and start important conversations among students, teachers, and community members. All performances include talkbacks, allowing students to engage further with the productions.

This free touring production was performed exclusively for Miami-Dade Public School students and at free community spaces (Lummus Park & Design District). Served 5800 students from 20 schools with 31 performances.

Testimonials

“One student said at the conclusion of the performance that he "was hungering for more!”

Young Men’s Preparatory Academy

“My AP Lit teacher said that the students couldn't stop talking about the performance when they got back to the classroom. Since he was only going to take one class, he decided to take the next period as well. My creative writing students loved it as well. Seeing the diversity of the performers and how amazing the lead performer was as Antigone really inspired them to begin our playwriting unit.”

TERRA Environmental Research Institute

“Despite our students' disabilities, the actors' ability to touch the hearts of our students was beautiful to watch.”

Brucie Ball Ed Center

Our February 2020 adaptation of Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle invited our audiences to examine this story, judge the morality of the characters and their decisions, and learn something about what it means to be a human being.

This free touring production was performed exclusively for Miami-Dade Public School students and at community spaces (African Heritage Cultural Arts Center & Opa-Locka Community Development). Served 5200 students from 22 schools with 27 performances.

Testimonials

“My students thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Especially being able to talk to the cast afterwards.”

Jazmin Jones, African Heritage Cultural Arts Center

“The students loved the performance. Being that our students are intellectually disabled and have no formal communication skills, they did quite enthusiastically show their approval of the performance.”

Alex Sardinas, Brucie Ball Ed Center

“They enjoyed getting to see a show that brought different elements to the table, and imagination.”

Briana Banos, Somerset Academy South Homestead

“It was outstanding! Students were anxious for more!”

Carmen Pabon, Miami Community Charter School

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