Trilogy for Juan Rulfo

ID Studio Theater

Trilogy for Juan Rulfo

Directed by Germán Jaramillo

Adapted and translated by Linn Cary Mehta

Inspired by Juan Rulfo’s stories: “Anacleto Morones,” “Paso del Norte,” (“I’m Going North,”) “Diles que no me maten!” (“Tell them not to kill me!”)

Based on three stories from "El Llano en llamas" (The Burning Plain) by the acclaimed Mexican writer Juan Rulfo (1917 – 1986), Trilogy for Juan Rulfo has been created over the course of six years as a collaboration, developed through a series of workshops, between members of the Mexican immigrant community in Staten Island and professional actors, dancers and musicians of Hispanic origin in New York.

The adaptation reflects the unique connection that each of the performers forged with Rulfo’s stories, perhaps most dramatically in the adaptation of “Paso del Norte,” the story of a young man’s attempt to journey north. Many of the actors themselves made this brave move when they left Mexico, 50 years after the story was written. The resulting performance draws on their individual memories and consciousness.


Past Performance Venues / Teatros

Premiere: Theater for the New City (2011, NYC)

Dominican Commission of Culture (2011, NYC)

The Goddard Riverside Community Center (2013, NYC)

Yale University (2014, New Haven)

Julio de Burgos Cultural Center (2014, El Barrio, NYC)

Make the Road NY (2015, Queens)

Dominican Commission of Culture, NYC, December 2015