Fund for New American Plays

Shadow of a Man
Eureka Theatre, San Francisco, CA,
Brava! for Women in the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Set in Los Angeles during the late 1960s, Shadow of a Man explores the intimate circle of female relationships in a Chicano family and examines what lies under the thin veil of "machismo" in Chicano culture. The play explores the intimacy of heterosexual Chicano males in a love triangle between a man, his wife, and a ghost figure from the past.

Cherrķe Moraga is a poet, playwright, essayist, and perhaps the foremost Chicano feminist woman playwright of our time. Co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, she is the author of numerous plays, including Shadow of a Man; Heroes and Saints, winner of the 1992 Pen West Award; and Watsonville. Her most recent book is a collection of poems and essays entitled The Last Generation. Moraga is also a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts' Theatre Playwrights' Fellowship, and is artist-in-residence at Brava! for Women in the Arts. In 1994, Moraga was commissioned by Berkeley Repertory Theatre to write Mexican Medea. In 1995 she recieved a second Fund award, for Watsonville.

Director: Maria Irene Fornes
Set Designer: Maria Irene Fornes
Lighting Designer: Tim Wessling
Costume Designer: Gail Russell
Sound Designer: Nina Iventosch
Leading Performers: Carlos Baron, Raquel Haro, Alma Martinez, Jade Power, Jennifer L. Proctor, Luis Saguar
Runnning Dates: November 6-December 9, 1990

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