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Madres (Part I) at the Salvadoran Consulate


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Teatro la Bolsa is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership: Co-hosted by Casa de la Cultura El Salvador and the Salvadoran Consulate, Teatro la Bolsa will perform Part I of the micro-theatre series based on MADRES DE LA REVOLUCIÓN by Leora Lihach. This special performance is FREE and open to the public, intending to educate, honor, and inspire. We invite you to join us for a night of remembering the past to pave an insightful future.

Karen Morales-Chacana
Karen Morales-Chacana
& Melissa Strova-Valencia
Karen Morales-Chacana
Melissa Strova-Valencia
Félix Hernández

Special thanks to Casa de la Cultura El Salvador and the Salvadoran Consulate (Consulado General de El Salvador en el DMV) for their co-sponsorship.

MADRES DE LA REVOLUCIÓN, by Leora Lihach, is a bilingual two-act undertaking of the Salvadoran Civil War, based on the testimony of a mother turned revolutionary commander, and later, resilient captive. Nidia Díaz recounts her revolutionary journey and prisoner-of-war ordeal in her testimonio, I Was Never Alone: A Prison Diary from El Salvador. This play serves as a fictional retelling to represent the revolutionary narrative of the war, sculpting imagined characters who are true to the spirit of the historical participants. “Madres” is a tribute to Commander Nidia Díaz and the untold revolutionaries who fought for freedom.

This first piece of micro-theatre compiles selected monologues and poems from the original script of MADRES DE LA REVOLUCIÓN. A contextual atmosphere comes to life when these compositions merge with the evocative unison of music and movement theatre. This performance submerges the audience into a historical resurrection, confronting the context of the war, the political situation of the country, and the struggles of oppression that these mothers faced.

*For all those planning to attend the upcoming premiere of Part II and have not yet seen Part I, now is your chance! These are TWO DIFFERENT shows. However, if you are unable to attend the Part I performance, you can still enjoy Part II, as these adaptations are stand-alone works and not necessarily sequential.