Mijita Fridita Study Guide (English)
Mijita Fridita Study Guide (Spanish)
Against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, young Fridita, growing up in her family’s blue house in Coyoacan is diagnosed with polio. Bedridden, Fridita escapes into the world of her imagination, meets another girl that looks just like her, and together they journey to the center of the world for a fiesta with all the characters of her imaginings. Back in the real world, her peers taunt her for being different, but her father Guillermo encourages her, and awakens her interest in art with his love of photography. Strong and resilient, Fridita learns to overcome hardships and stay true to herself in order to become the legendary artist that continues to inspire.
Ajai Terrazas Tripathi, originally from Corvallis, Oregon, where he graduated from Oregon State University with a BA in Theatre, Ajai has directed, and produced Stories of Discrimination, two original plays The Death Rattle, and The Anti-Bullying Project, both based on real life stories. This is his seventh year in the Milagro touring company as a performer and teaching artist. At Milagro, Ajai is a grant writer, as well as the development, marketing, and production assistant for Milagro touring and educational programs, where he assists in curriculum development and community outreach efforts. He is a resident playwright, having recently written and directed the touring show Sueños de Fútbol, and he has performed in FRIDA, un retablo, B’aktun 13, Duende de Lorca, Cuéntame Coyote, Searching for Aztlán, and Broken Promises.