School of Theatre & Dance Produces 'Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles'

Thursday, December 13, 2018
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Instances of affairs, deportation scares and assimilation in the play allude to the difficulty involved in immigration, gentrification and the #MeToo movement. Director Terry Boero hoped to highlight these themes because they are relevant to our current political climate. Boero wanted to give a sense of recognition for the characters’ homeland in Mexico by incorporating its culture and language. “There’s a lot of Aztec references and language in it, so it’s totally an embrace of the culture,” Boero said. SF State student Alexander Gonzales appreciated the recognition of Mexican culture, which he has not seen much being a part of the theater industry. “I’ve been in theatre since I was 13, and growing up in that and looking up to theatre shows and different actors and lead roles, I always had to stretch myself to be those characters or relate to those characters,” Gonzales said. “I defy you to name off the top of your head a strictly Mexican lead role besides anybody in this show on Broadway. You can’t.”