The Immaculate Conception (1996)

The Immaculate Conception is a play that explores Virgin, Mother, Whore mythology and stereotypes. Body types and image topics were developed in a workshop: What does a Virgin look like?  A Whore?  A Latina?  Do we get these ideas from magazines?  Television?  Men? Each other? Is there a God? A Goddess? And why are all Latinas expected to know how to salsa dance?


icon The Immaculate Conception Program (2.31 MB)


icon The Immaculate Conception Script (230.04 kB)


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  • Title: The Immaculate Conception
  • Alternate Title: Original First Version
  • Holdings: photo gallery, program, script, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:30:18
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Date: 1996
  • Location: Performed at the Brava! for Women in the Arts' Studio Theater in San Francisco, California.
  • Type-Format: play
  • Cast: Wilma Bonet, Cat Callejas, Cristina Frias, Tessa Koning-Martinez, Jaime Lujan, Dena Martinez, Andrea Cristina Thome, Leedia Urteaga, performers.
  • Credits: Erica Lopez, illustrator ; Margo Reed, stage manager ; Lynn Messenger, sound designer ; Alexandra Vazquez, lighting designer ; Wilma Bonet, set designer.