Maruxa Vilalta
Contemporary Authors
Maruxa Vilalta
Volumen 197, Gale Group Farmington Hills, Michigan, 2002
Her plays have been published in English, French, Catalán, Italian and  Czech, and performed in several countries.
Los Desorientados, an adaptation of her novel, offers a poetic-realistic treatment to young people problems and loneliness.
Un país feliz centers on the problem of Spain and Spanish people under the dictatorship of  general Franco.
Soliloquio del Tiempo is a monologue by  Time as a theatre character, in the universe. Un día loco is a monologue by a women that tryes to escape from daily reality.
La última letra focuses a writer and his persistent vocation.
El 9 presents a worker in a factory; he is no more a man but a number.
Cuestión de narices is a protest againts war.
Esta noche juntos, amándonos tanto is a story of selfishness and hate; therefore it tryes to exalt love.
Nada como el piso 16 criticizes bourgeois life and its  ideals; a man renounces to love and looses his identity.
Historia de él is a critic of a rising dictator and of the government that  supports him.  Una mujer, dos hombres y un balazo is a parody that includes a melodrama, an absurdist play, a surrealistic one and a musical comedy.
Pequeña historia de horror (y de amor desenfrenado) is a distortion of soap opera and murder stories.
Una voz en el desierto. Vida de San Jerónimo is about the monk that did not want to be a pope and worked during 38 years in a Bethlehem cell, translating the books of the Old and New Testaments. We see the falling of Roman Empire as well as Jerome between young students, now a days.
Francisco de Asís and his generosity  place us before intolerancy and selfishness of today’s world.
Jesucristo entre nosotros, Jesus Christ between us, in a bureau, a hospital, a jail ; Jesus Christ with jeans, now. Ignacio y los jesuitas is about a journalist of our century that interviews  Ignatius of Loyola; the church inquired.  1910 is Mexican Revolution, the history at stage; before heros and traitors, the soldier killed at the battle.

Awards, Honors:
-- Alarcón Prize to The Best Play of The Year,  Mexican Critics Association,  1970, for Esta noche juntos, amándonos tanto .
-- News Horizonts Literary Circle  Award, Managua, 1972.
-- Number Nine selected in The Best Short Plays 1973, by Stanley Richards, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA.
-- Festival of Manresa Award, 1974, for Cuestión de Narices .
-- Alarcon Prize to The Best Play of the Year, Mexican Critics Association,  1975, for Nada como el piso 16 .
-- Theater Crítics and Chroniclers Association  Prize to The Best Play of the Year, 1975, for Nada como el piso 16 .
-- Alarcón Price to The Best Play of the Year, Mexican Critics Association,  1978, for  Historia de él .
-- El Figaro Prize to The Best Play of the Year, 1978,  for Historia de él. 
-- Creative Investigation Prize to The Best Play of the Year, Mexican Critics Association , 1991, for  Una voz en el desierto. Vida de San Jerónimo .
-- Theater Journalists Prize to The Best Play of the Year,  1991, for Una voz en el desierto. Vida de San Jerónimo .
-- Creative Investigation Prize to The Best Play of the Year, Mexican Critics  Association, 1992, for Francisco de Asís.
-- Claridades Award, 1998, for “Distinguished contribution to Scenic Arts”.
-- Tennessee University and Theater Space 1900, Latin American Theatre Journeys dedicated in homage  to playwright Maruxa Vilalta, 2001, Puebla, México.
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