The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea

A senior project in Theater Studies for Lola Hourihane

by Cherríe Moraga

The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea

Despite having gone to war to establish the dreamed-of Chicanx homeland, Aztlán*, this supposed utopia relegates Medea to the role of housewife. When Medea starts an affair with another woman Aztlán exiles her, her lover, and son to the border between the U.S. and Aztlán. Years later Jasón — Medea’s husband in Aztlán — arrives at the borderlands to claim their son and use the son’s “more-indigenous” heritage to claim land in Chicanx, Latinx, and Native American Aztlán. When the son declares his decision to leave, Medea must choose between letting him live to become a man imbued with hate for queer women, and killing him with his innocence intact.

*on indigenous land occupied by the U.S pre-revolution

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Our production will focus on anti-racist theatre (A.R.T.) methods such as those practiced by Nicole Brewer, Teatro Chicana and the Tectonic Theater Project. Come play with us in auditions - no scripts and no experience necessary.

The cast will predominately comprise Chicanx, Latinx, and Native American women and TGNCI+ folx. People of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, religions, nationalities, abilities, and experiences more than welcome to audition.

The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea has been made possible with support from a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50 Women At Yale 150 Celebration. Other co-sponsors include:  the Yale Classics Department Kellogg Fund; Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration; Yale Women’s Center; Women Faculty Forum; WGSS and LGBTS Programs.

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Performance Dates & Times

February 6, 2020 - 8:00pm

February 7, 2020 - 8:00pm

February 8, 2020 - 2:00pm

February 8, 2020 - 8:00pm


Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Black Box

Venue Accessibility: 
Building is accessible via a ramp on the Church Street side. Venue and facilities are located on the main floor.


Mariluz Tejeda-Leon
Caro Vera
Mama Sal
Border Guard
Xilonem Perez Gonzaga

Production Team

Set Designer
Reanna Wauer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Jaye Mejía-Duwan
Stage Manager
Sound Engineer
Sound Designer