The Panza Monologues
Author: Virginia Grise, Irma Mayorga
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Pub Date: January 06, 2014
The Panza Monologues is an original solo performance piece based on women's stories about their panzas--tu sabes--that roll of belly we all try to hide. Written, compiled, and collected by Virginia Grise and Irma Mayorga and fashioned into a tour-de-force solo performance, The Panza Monologues features the words of Chicanas speaking with humor and candor. Their stories boldly place the panza front and center as a symbol that reveals the lurking truths about women's thoughts, lives, loves, abuses, and living conditions.