Tito Vasconcelos: Martita, Primera Dama and others

Video documentation of Tito Vasconcelos' solo performance presented during the 2nd Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2001 in Monterrey, Mexico under the title 'Memory, Atrocity and Resistance'. A parody of Mexican politics and a queering of the Mexican political landscape, in this performance, Vasconcelos is in 'drag' as Martita, President Vicente Fox's then partner, on her way to become First Lady of Mexico.

Tito Vasconcelos is Professor of Theatre at the National University of Mexico (UNAM). His film credits include María Novaro's 'Danzón', and Jaime Humberto Hermosillo's 'Esmeralda Comes at Night' (English) and 'De noche vienes'. Vasconcelos' theatre credits include an extensive work with Jesusa Rodríguez and Liliana Felipe at Teatro El Hábito and his own Cabaret-Tito. He also hosted a weekly radio program on gay and lesbian issues for the Mexican Ministry of Education for seven years.

Media

Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/tb2rbp5t

Additional Info

  • Title: Martita, Primera Dama and others
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:02:23
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: July 2001
  • Location: Performed in Monterrey, Mexico, in July 2001, as part of the Second Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Memory, Atrocity and Resistance.
  • Type-Format: performance, cabaret
  • Cast: Tito Vasconcelos, protagonist.
  • Credits: Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer ; Tito Vasconcelos, creator; Nadia Baram, videographer.