Elaine Avila ’03

Elaine Avila ’03 updates us: “I’m the first Fulbright Scholar at the University of the Azores in Ponta Delgada, where I’m researching and writing two new plays inspired by the women of my ancestral lands through the lens of contemporary politics: one based on the Portuguese form of the burqa, the other on the first woman to be taken from the Azores by the Inquisition. My play Fado, which won national awards in Canada and the US, premieres at Puente Theatre/Firehall Arts Centre in Victoria and Vancouver this fall.”