Lysistrata (2003) Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: Lysistrata
  • Alternate Title: Lysistrata (reading)
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:58:44
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 3 Mar 2003
  • Location: Plaza Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Type-Format: performance, demonstration
  • Cast: Jesusa Rodríguez, Sasha Sökol, Tito Vasconcelos, Marisol Gasé, Nora Huertas, Margarita Isabel, Angélica Aragón, Alejandro Calva, Julieta Egurrola, Boris Schoeman
  • Credits: Jesusa Rodríguez, producer, director ; Liliana Felipe, producer ; Aristophanes, writer ; Gonzalo Rocha, scenographer

Lysistrata (2003)

Reading of Aristophanes' anti-war comedy "Lysistrata," directed in Mexico City by Jesusa Rodríguez and performed by an array of renowned artistic and intellectual figures of current Mexican cultural sphere. This event is celebrated in the context of the Lysistrata Project ("The First-Ever Worldwide Theatrical Act Of Dissent") through which on Monday, March 3rd, 2003 (03/03/03), fifty-nine countries hosted 1,029 readings "to protest the Bush Administration's unilateral war on Iraq" ( After the reading, a public forum was celebrated, making an open call to join pacifist/activist efforts to come up with proposals for the denunciation of "Mexico's national war": the political issue of the murders in Ciudad Juárez. Also, a call was made to boycott American products for two months as a way of protesting the war on Iraq, while demanding, as citizens, a firm repudiation of the war by Mexican President Vicente Fox.