Celia Herrera Rodríguez: Conceptual Designer, The Mathematics of Love

Set for The Mathematics of Love, Brava Theater Center –  designed by Celia Herrera Rodríguez with Tanya Orellana (2017)

Set for The Mathematics of Love, Brava Theater Center –  designed by Celia Herrera Rodríguez with Tanya Orellana (2017)

Conceptual Designer for The Mathematics of LoveCelia Herrera Rodríguez is a San Francisco based painter, installation and performance artist and frequent collaborator with Cherríe Moraga.   

For The Mathematics of Love, Rodriguez has designed set and costumes and directed the overall visual storytelling of the play.

 

 

A frequent collaborator of Cherríe Moraga, Celia has been the conceptual, set, and costume designer for many of the recent plays. Rodríguez' designs are thorough, infusing every inch of the stage with a visual historical narrative that is vibrant and immediate.

Other theatrical collaborations with Moraga include The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea, La Semilla Caminante (Brava Theater Center, 2010), and New Fire (Brava Theater Center, 2012).

The Hungry Woman –  A Mexican Medea, set design by Celia Herrera Rodríguez (2005)  

The Hungry Woman –  A Mexican Medea, set design by Celia Herrera Rodríguez (2005)

 

Rodríguez's own work has been exhibited and performed around the world from Medellin, Columbia, Brussels, Belgium, to Alanya, Turkey. Her work is permanently housed in private collections as well as public collections in the Gorman Museum at UC Davis and the Institute of American Indian Art in Sante Fe, New Mexico. She lectures in Xicana Indigena Art Theory, History and Practice at UC Berkeley.

Scenes above and below from New Fire, Brava Theater Center (2012)

Scenes above and below from New Fire, Brava Theater Center (2012)

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