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"Yo era una chica moderna"


“Yo era una chica moderna is supported in part by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, the Flamboyan Arts Fund and the Surdna Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program. "

Producciones Amarillo presents:


Yo era una chica moderna

By César Aira

Adaptation and Direction by Nirvania Quesada

with Eunice Jiménez Emmanuelli


February 19-21, 2021

⚠️ WARNING⚠️: This piece contains content that may be a trigger for some people. Strong content. Graphic language. Thematic of violence. Not suitable for children under 18 years of age.

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Thanks to the support of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, we have the opportunity to explore the text Yo era una chica moderna [“I Was A Modern Girl”] and test the boundaries of a solo theater piece. Could Yo era una chica moderna be a theater piece? Here, we’ll see what our research has produced…

An apocalyptic frenzy. Yo era una chica moderna is an adaptation of the novel by the Argentinian writer, César Aira.

Yo era una chica moderna gives us a mirror that reflects the dark side of the female psyche, in opposition with the classical patriarchal view of femininity. It shows the serious problem of violence and the chaotic existence that is our daily bread in Puerto Rico.  

Magical realism. Horror. A dream-like world. Female transgression. Urban monstrosity.

The Modern Girl has a job at a multinational company, a spectacular apartment, a credit card that buys everything.

She also has the memories of a night out on Loíza Street with her best friend Lila, when something awful happens that changes the course of the night and the Modern Girl’s life. Horrific magical intervention? An illusion brought on by drinking?

The Modern Girl shares her nocturnal journey among the chaos of violence, privatization, politics, media, and gentrification.



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