Cuban Theater Digital Archive

Interview with Miriam Dueñas


-Miriam Dueñas was born in Pinar del Río, where she made her first studies of Painting.

-Influence of her parents in promoting her into being creative.

-Experience alphabetizing in Guanahacabibes.

-Admission exams for the ENA (National School of Arts), in 1963, and her years at the school. Toughness of those years.

-Works with Enrique Núñez Rodríguez at the Teatro Martí, in 1969 and 1970.

-In 1970, along with Maria Elena Molinet, she made the costume designs for Los días del agua, from Manuel Octavio Gómez.

-She worked for 13 years in the Teatro Político Bertolt Brecht, with Miriam Lezcano and other directors.

-Experience in the musical theater with Jesus Gregorio.

-Her work as a costume designer for movies during the 80´s and 90´s. Special features of the costumes for Fresa y Chocolate

-Shows and other movies: El viajero inmóvil, from Tomás Piard.

-Work in Fresa y Chocolate (the musical), with Tony Diaz, 20 years after the film.

-Cuban social context at the time: poor general education.

-Advice to young designers: design is everywhere, and designers have to be always alert.


Object details:

Physical object creator:
Lugo Herrera, Lilianne, July 29, 1987- (9453)
Physical object date:
Physical object city:
La Habana, La Habana, Cuba
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Digital object format:
Audio recording
Object ID:
Voces del Diseño
CC-BY-NC-ND (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives)

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