Digna: A solo show based on the life of Mexican human rights attorney Digna Ochoa, Digna explores resistance–its modalities and its costs–and its essential, transformative power. Find more on the play, and its production in Tucson by the brand-new Digna Theater, here.
Alternative Methods: Alternative Methods was produced in the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival, garnering a Pick of the Fringe recommendation from New York Theater Review and a Best Director award (Director: Josh Liveright). It was also produced at the Capital Fringe Festival and selected for readings at Urban Stages, Georgia College and State University, Catholic University, in collaboration with Theater J, and Busboys and Poets, in Hyattsville, Maryland, as part of the Beltway Drama Series. Click here to visit a website dedicated to Alternative Methods.
Cleared: A fifteen-minute play incorporating Guantanamo, arrests at the White House, and the compromises made–or not–by a suburban mom with highly placed friends, Cleared was selected by Theater Alliance for presentation in the Kennedy Center’s 2013 Page-to-Stage Festival.
After the Blood: Two activists during the summer of 2014 paint banners and share secrets late into the night, becoming close. But one of them is keeping a big secret to herself. A reading of After the Blood took place through La MaMa Experimental Theatre in January 2015.
The Blindfold’s Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth, by Dianna Ortiz, with Patricia Davis
The searing memoir of an American nun abducted in Guatemala, whose ongoing search for healing and justice shows that the human spirit is a force stronger than violence and fear.
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in The Nation, Hispanic, Foreign Policy in Focus, Common Dreams, and Counterpunch. Her work has also been published by the North American Congress on Latin America, the Copenhagen Initiative for Central America and Mexico, and the Center for International Policy. Read some articles below: