Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Arts

First Committee Member

Jeffrey Koep

Number of Pages



If it is true that theater reflects the human condition, then it can be said that for three decades Nicaragua has been struggling with its own humanity. Some would argue this has been the case since the Somoza dynasty in Nicaragua which ended in 1979. As the Theater of Nicaragua is interwoven in its politics, this paper will bring the reader a closer view of that reality. In an analysis of the history of the theater of Nicaragua, three women have stood out. These three women---Dona Gladys Ramirez de Espinoza, Socorro Bonilla Castellon, and Lucero Millan, have made the theater we are familiar with here in America possible and accessible to the Nicaraguan people. This thesis closely examines the lives of these three women and their particular contributions to Nicaraguan theater and to the country as a whole.


Bonilla; Castellon; Dona; Espinoza; Gladys; Lucero; Millan; Nicaraguan; Pioneering; Ramirez; Socorro; Theater; Three; Women

Controlled Subject

Theater; Biography

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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