Emiliano Zapata´s Women (Las mujeres de Emiliano) is a playful project that involves fictional women around this Mexican Revolution hero.
Emiliano Zapata´s image is built (or destroyed) via a series of feminine voices that assuredly knew him: the midwife who attended his birth, his mother, his sister, and one of his lovers; all of them painting an intimate image of “The Atilla of the South”.
A wide range of other characters from the authorities who persecuted the caudillo, his comrades-in-arms, and Emiliano Zapata himself are invited, too.
Conchi León (Mérida, Yucatán, 1973) is a playwright, actress, stage director and teacher. She has been awarded for her plays that stand up for family, traditions, women´s life, and Maya culture. Her outstanding works include Mestiza Power, Cachorro de León (Lion Cub), La tía Mariela (Aunt Mariela), Del manantial al corazón (From the Spring to the heart). Her plays have been staged in the United States, Spain, Perú, and Argentina.
She was the beneficiary of the FONCA – The Lark Play Development Center program in 2012 in New York City, and is a member of the National Art Creators System, as well as founder of the Sa´as Tún Theater Company. She has worked as a columnist theatre critic for the Milenio Yucatan newspaper and has been writing for important theatrical research magazines such as Centro Dramático Nacional (National Dramatic Center) of Spain and Paso de Gato of Mexico.