“OJOXOJO” (An Eye for an Eye)
An MFA Project
Graduate student Verónica Díaz-Muñiz has gathered testimonies by women who have been victims of state violence in Chile and the U.S. to create her M.F.A. project, OJOXOJO. The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance presents the play April 10-12.
Created by Díaz-Muñiz and co-written with Kass Acevedo and translated by Noah Mazer, the play centers on 2019 Chile’s social upheaval, reflecting on it as a delayed consequence of the US-backed Chilean military coup of 1973. Connecting the Chilean struggle with the George Floyd uprisings of 2020, OJOXOJO analyzes the origin of violence in these contexts and questions our understanding of violence beyond the physical act.
The play uses soundscapes, video, and projection to evoke territories of protest and takes its audience on a journey that transcends borders. The show was created for a live format and the webinar is a way to share the play with the audience however is not a clear reflection of what the live experience is.
Contains depiction of violence and murder, nudity and flashing lights.
Virtual performances are free and begin at 6 p.m. PDT.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is part of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science.