Commissioned and Produced by INTAR, Hispanic American Arts Center Artistic
Director: Max Ferra
Set Design by Donald
Mettawee Design Collaborator with Ralph Lee: Casey Compton
A Popol Vuh Story was developed in association with The Mettawee River Company. Casey Compton, Managing Director, Ralph Lee, Artistic Director
This presentation of A Popol Vuh Story was made possible, in part, by a grant from AT&T. All Actors and Stage Managers in this production are members of Actors╣ Equity Association.
Special thanks to Robert and Mimi Laughlin, Sna Jtz îBajom Mayan Writers Collective, Dennis Ferguson Acosta, Eva Brune, Max Ferra, Maria Irene Formes, Spider Woman Theatre, Materials for the Arts, Wilson Heredia, Dale Spencer Weeks, Liza Colon, Ellen Abrams and Eva Atsalis for the contribution to the development of the piece.
RALPH LEE is an internationally respected designer and puppet-master whose low-tech style brings folktales to life with haunting masks, puppets of all sizes and shapes, and ingenious effects wrought with dazzling simple simple means. He founded the Village Halloween Parade, and is Artistic Director for his Mettawee River Company. For the past six years, he has worked with a Mayan writer╣s cooperative company in San Cristobal de las Casas (Chiapas, Mexico), assisting them in the development of an acting company and the direction of original plays.
INTAR HISPANIC AMERICAN ARTS CENTER emerged in New York City in 1966 as a response to the Existing-language stage which had failed to encourage interest in the multi-cultural richness of our nation. Their mission is to identify, develop and present the work of Hispanic-American theatre artists and multi-cultural visual artists, as well as to introduce American audiences to outstanding works by internationally respected artists.