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Mónica Andrade: Marqués

A bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, set in the world of México’s narcocartels

Marqués is a multimedia bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, set in the world of México’s narcocartels and the US/Mexican war on drugs. “Shakespeare in Narcolandia” is an installation that replays and rebroadcasts a combination of performances of violence from the play projected alongside video and images of violence of the narcocartels in México, physically situating the work within the context of the material it critiques.

Mónica Andrade is an award-winning Mexican filmmaker, projection designer and playwright based in Santa Cruz, CA. Her works are located at the intersection of classical drama and contemporary social issues. Recent projects include Dos(e), an adaptation of Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus, Maria a Telenovela for the Stage, an adaptation of Euripides’ Medea, and Marqués a Narco Macbeth, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play. She is part of MindFabrik Collective and is currently in development of GO–a Guantanamo Othello. Some of her other works include experimental films, hybrid/multimedia theater productions, interactive/identity drama (ID), photography, projection design, and documentary work.

Year: 
2016