Emiliano Zapata’s Women

June 2 – June 3, 2023 National Museum of Mexican Art
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Join us for an exclusive two-night presentation of Emiliano Zapata’s Women. The play comes all the way from the renowned National Theater Company of Mexico (Compañía Nacional de Teatro de Mexico) and is written by notable playwriter and director, Conchi León.

Emiliano Zapata’s Women is a playful narrative that involves fictional women connected to this hero. The image of Emiliano Zapata is built (or destroyed) via a series of feminine voices that certainly knew him: the midwife who attended his birth, his mother, his sister, and one of his lovers; all of them painting an intimate image of Zapata. Emiliano’s Women is a play with funny, heartbroken, overshadowed, blood-stained voices; old voices that may seem current because no revolution has achieved justice for women.

If legendary theater was not enough, Friday’s special ticket supports a good cause! 100% of ticket sales will support the Little Village Rotary Foundation’s scholarship fund for DACA students in their last year of undergraduate programs at UIC and DePaul University. Cocktails and food are included in your ticket.

The play will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.


Dirección y dramaturgia de Conchi León/Playwright & Stage direction by Conchi León


Choreography & movement Oswaldo Ferrer
Light design Melisa Värish
Costume design Adriana Pérez Solís
Video Kay Perez
Original music Edwin Tovar*
Producer in residence Karina Riverón
Tour manager Luis Rivera


Judith Inda*
Karla Camarillo*
Conchi León

*Beneficiary of SACPC program/Beneficiarios del Sistema de Apoyos a la Creación y Proyectos Culturales (SACPC)