Interview with Rosa Luisa Márquez (2006)

In conjunction with Puerto Rican visual artist Antonio Martorell, she created the concept of Itinerant Performers (1987-1990) resulting in twelve productions. Published books include "Brincos y saltos: el juego como disciplina teatral" and "Historias para ser contadas, montaje de Rosa Luisa Márquez." She is a member of the board of directors and pedagogical team for the EITALC's International School of Latin American and Caribbean Theater. Ongoing artistic collaborators include Gilda Navarra and Antonio Martorell (Puerto Rico), Grupo Malayerba (Ecuador), Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani (Peru), and directors Peter Shumann (Bread & Puppet Theater, U.S.A.) and Augusto Boal (Theater of the Oppressed, Brazil). In this interview Márquez discusses the role of games, collaboration, the dramaturgy of the actor, music, performing objects, space, text, and relationships with the audience in her creative process and theater productions. Her pedagogical and community work is also discussed in the context of Puerto Rican cultural policies. Finally, she talks about her ongoing collaborations with artists, locally and abroad, as well as about her upcoming theater projects.


Rosa Luisa Márquez ( is a Puerto Rican theater artist and pedagogue. Founding member of the theater group Anamú in 1971, she holds a master's degree from New York University and a Doctorate from Michigan State University; she specializes in contemporary theater. Rosa Luisa started her teaching career at the Theater department of the University of Puerto Rico in 1978. She developed the current curriculum of Drama Activities, which she teaches in her workshops at schools, prisons, rehab centers, women's shelters, nursing homes and community centers. Her directing projects include "Romeo(s) y Julieta(s)," "Historias para ser Contadas," "La Leyenda del Cemí," "Procesión," "Waiting for Godot," "Jardín de Pulpos", "Absurdos en Soledad," "El León y la Joya," among others.


Additional Info

  • TItle: Interview with Rosa Luisa Márquez
  • Alternate Title: Entrevista a Rosa Luisa Márquez
  • Date: 17 Oct 2006
  • Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Interviewee: Rosa Luisa Márquez
  • Interviewer: Mila Aponte-González
  • Language: Spanish