Carmelita Tropicana

Carmelita Tropicana Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

Carmelita Cabaret Hemi 2013

Performance art cabaret demands that longer work with larger casts and sets is translated to a solo performed with some improvisation—here, a retelling of Memorias de la Revolucion with Sor Juana poems and a German/English/Spanish song medley.


Alina Troyano (a.k.a.Carmelita Tropicana) is a Cuban-born performance artist, playwright, and actor who has presented work internationally, from el Museo del Barrio in NYC to Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. Her book, I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing Between Cultures includes plays, monologues, performance art pieces, and short stories.


Edited by Victor Bautista

Additional Info

  • Encuentro Location (São Paulo): SP Escola de Teatro
  • Date: January 19, 2013
  • Country: Cuba, United States