The Woman Who Outshone The Sun Theater & Media Arts


The Woman Who Outshone The Sun

Type: Performance
Art Form: Theater & Media Arts|Exploring Cultures
Grade Level: 1-12
Scheduling Request

A beautiful and mysterious woman, connected deeply to the magic of nature, is exiled from a mountain village and takes its water source, the river with her. Through their suffering for what they have lost, the villagers learn important lessons of tolerance, forgiveness, and their impact on the ecosystem. The layers of teachings hidden in this beautiful folktale attune the audience to the cycles of nature, the messages of water, and the magical life that unfolds with living from the heart. Based on a poem inspired by a Zapotec folktale.

Program available in person. 

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Mask Making, Mask Theatre, Folktales, Early Civilizations, Native Latin American Culture

Single Performance: $950
Additional Performances: $760
Travel: $100 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts



  • 2-3 reserved parking spaces
  • 2 long folding tables
  • 4 chairs
  • Extension cord
  • Water for 4 people
  • 1-2 people to assist performers with load-in, if possible.
  • Dolly or flatbed cart to help transport equipment (if not available, please let AFLMA know)

Performance Space: 20’ by 25’ stage (if possible)

  • Offstage changing room and/or green room (if possible)
  • Electrical outlet

Arrival time before first performance: 1 hour

Strike time: 30 minutes

Time needed between performances: 15 minutes.

Teachers are asked to model appropriate audience behavior for students.

Please introduce the artists as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts ensemble.

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