Cuban Theater Digital Archive

Interview with Graciela Fernández Mayo


  • At 16, her mother enrolled her at the ENA to study Makeup. She changed to Costume Design because she did not like it. Cultural richness of the time.
  • The ‘parametración’ process as she lived being a student.
  • After 5 years she graduated and was sent to Baracoa to do her Social Service.
  • In Havana she starts working with Ruben Vigón. Anecdotes.
  • She was born in Bueycito, in the Sierra Maestra, peasant origins.
  • She directed various institutions, such as ISA and the Centro Nacional de Ensenanza Artistica. Prejudices regarding management positions vs creation
  • She writes poetry but has never published it.
  • Her family and its influence
  • The vision of arts education in Cuba and the need for a revaluation
  • Gap between the scenic image and visual richness of the visual arts in the country. Deterioration of material production during the special period: mind narrowness of some directors.



This interview was performed by Jesus Ruiz and Luis Enrique Duarte.

Object details:

Physical object creator:
Ruiz, Jesús, 1943-June 1, 2014 (5351)
Physical object date:
January 1, 2012
Physical object city:
La Habana, La Habana, Cuba
Physical object type:
Digital object format:
Audio recording
Object ID:
Voces del Diseño
CC-BY-NC-ND (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives)

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