November 4 – December 14, 2014
UrbanTheater Company in Association with The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture presents
“Julia De Burgos: Child of Water”
By Carmen Rivera
Directed by Juan Castañeda
JULIA DE BURGOS is one of Puerto Rico’s most illustrious poets whose work has earned a place among the best Latin American and Caribbean literature of the 20th century. In JULIA DE BURGOS: CHILD OF WATER, Carmen Rivera takes us on a journey through de Burgos’ life capturing her passions and inner turmoil to come to terms with herself and her times. De Burgos died tragically in New York City in 1953 when she was just 39 years old. De Burgos challenged the major historical problems of her times: colonialism, racism, and sexism. She was a feminist and activist with the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party at a time when it was dangerous to be either.