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The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Start Date: 4/23/2021Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 4/23/2021End Time: 9:00 PM
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The Last Days of Judas Iscariot


by Stephen Adly Guirgis


Directed by Victoria Pérez


(Co-Founder & Artistic Director of Raíces Theatre Company)

Online Performances for Two Nights Only!

April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
April 24 at 7:00 p.m.


Followed by Post-show Discussions with the Director, Cast, and Production Team on Zoom. 
 

Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell,The Last Days of Judas Iscariot imagines if Judas were on trial for his betrayal of Christ and consequently Christianity itself. Featuring a cast of fictional and historically-based characters across several centuries including Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud, Pontius Pilate, Satan, and Jesus, Guirgis’ play confronts contemporary issues of class, race, and gender, and how Western Eurocentric culture has appropriated and distorted the legacy and meaning of these iconic figures, their actions, and words.

Stephen Adly Guirgis’s plays include 
Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (produced at Lehman College in 2017, and winner of best ensemble at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival), and Our Lady of 121st Street. His play Between Riverside and Crazy won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He is a former co-artistic director of Labyrinth Theater Company. He is a creator and writer of Netflix’s The Get Down.

Victoria Pérez is an accomplished theatre artist and teacher. She is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Raíces Theatre Company, the only theatre company in WNY dedicated to developing, nourishing and producing modern and original works dealing with the Latino experience in order to preserve our roots. She serves as secretary on the board of the Arts Foundation of the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and is a Committee member and theatrical expressions teacher for the Miss Borinquen Latina Leadership Development Program. Victoria has worked with many WNY theatres including Road Less Traveled, Ujima, ArtPark, Musicalfare, O’Connell and Company, Kavinoky Theatre and Subversive. She has been nominated 3 times for the Buffalo Artie Awards and won for best actress in a musical for her work in FOUR GUYS NAMED JOSE AND UNA MUJER NAMED MARIA. She was also the program coordinator for MUSE (Musicians United for Superior Education) and for Antecesores, both arts organizations for which she was also a teaching artist specializing in theatre, music, and Puerto Rican folkloric dance and storytelling. She has been involved in the Buffalo’s young Latino community by doing theatre/music and dance residencies at the West Side Community Services, The Belle Center and with Friends of Hispanic Arts at Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy. She was part of the creative team that was commissioned by the Arts in Education Institute of WNY to create a musical based on the history of Puerto Rico Mosaico Borincano. Victoria also received the Arts Award from Hispanics United of Buffalo and the Community Arts award from Senator Antoine Thompson. She is a vocalist for the Buffalo Tango Orchestra.
Contact Information:
Name: Rick DesRochers and Monica Duncan
Email: richard.desrochers@lehman.cuny.edu
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Audience:
  • Alumni
  • Community
  • Faculty
  • Graduate Students
  • Prospective Students
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Event Type:
  • Online Access
  • Performance

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