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Number of results found for "Jacqueline Vidal" : 13
Alt Title(s): Interview with Jacqueline Vidal (Teatro Experimental de Cali), Jacqueline Vidal
Location: Interviewed in Cali, Colombia, on Aug. 14, 1999.
Synopsis: Interview with theater practitioner Jacqueline Vidal, director of renowned theater ensemble Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez. In this interview, Jaqueline talks about her passage from her native France to Colombia with her husband (TEC's founder Enrique Buenaventura), her life as a theater artist, her collaborative process with Buenaventura, an...
Location: Performed at Teatro Municipal Enrique Buenaventura in Cali, Colombia, on June 22, 1989.
Synopsis: Play based on the short story 'El guardagujas', by Mexican writer Juan José Arreola. The action is set in a train station where trains either never show up or pass by without stopping, leaving different characters - and their families - stranded. When the train does pass, some of the passengers disappear. This sparks endless discussions on the calamitous situation of train companies in the countr...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, on Nov. 28, 1997.
Synopsis: 'Guinnaru' tells the story of a water spirit coming from Africa to the Pacific coast of Colombia. It elaborates on short stories from an anthology of African oral tradition by Swiss poet and novelist Blaise Cendrars. The play's three parts - 'Mbongo', 'Entremés del Muerto', and 'El Munú del Falemé' - are woven by multiple narrators that sing and tell a series of tales on the intricate relationshi...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, in Dec. 1999.
Synopsis: One of TEC's plays devoted to historical reconstruction as a work of fiction. The action is located in Haiti right after the French Revolution. Letizia, Napoleon's mother, tells the audience the marvelous deeds of her beloved son and the love conquests of her most beautiful daughter, Paulina. Josephine, Napoleon's wife, comes to Haiti from her exile in Martinica and introduces the political issue...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, on Nov. 7, 1991.
Synopsis: This play posits a question: what if Death ruled the world? In order to probe an answer, 'Proyecto Piloto' explores a dark underbelly of disgusting creatures and diverse representations of death, mainly skeletons and ghosts. Instead of a majestic Death governing human destinies, we have four unimportant deaths, who defend their petty interests amid the chaos surrounding them. These different 'Dea...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, in Apr. 1994.
Synopsis: Inspired by a chronicle of the Conquest of Mexico by Bernal Díaz del Castillo, this play tells the story of Gonzalo Guerrero and Jerónimo de Aguilar, two Spanish sailors who integrate themselves to a Mayan community after being captured and enslaved by the Mayans. After being freed due to their good behavior, Guerrero marries the daughter of the Mayan cacique and starts feeling like a Mayan himse...
Location: Performed in Quito, Ecuador, in 1986.
Synopsis: First theater piece by Teatro La Máscara, 'Noticias de María' is composed of two skits exploring feminine issues from the perspective of education and matrimony. 'María M.' emphasizes the sense of confinement a woman feels in her marriage, where her role as a wife is idealized in order to mask the submissive behavior expected by her husband; Maria M. is driven to madness (we find her in a psychia...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, in Jan. 2003.
Synopsis: The play tells the story of a 'barrio de invasión' (a neighborhood of internal refugees that 'invaded' an empty lot) in the suburbs of Cali. These neighborhoods are built from scratch by displaced people escaping from violence and poverty in other regions of Colombia. After building their homes, the refugees have to fight against the attempts at violent relocation by the state and the police. The...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, in May 2003.
Synopsis: This play deals with Colombian political violence through the metaphor of 'social cleansing', a process that has tainted the country with blood. The paramilitary forces and the guerrillas tend to 'get rid' of individuals they mark as 'filth': drug addicts, homeless people, prostitutes, and so on. The play suggests that this political process rests on the border that divides folly from crime, a bo...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, on Aug. 31, 1990.
Synopsis: Two old drunk, crazy witches - Verdad (Truth) and Mentira (Lie) - are condemned to wander around the world. They journey through a universe of myths and legends as ancient and contemporary as humanity. They visit the deserted and arid Village of the Hungry, the colorful Diulas Plane, the dense night of Bereber bandits, and the large desert of the Maasai. The whole trip works as an educating exper...
Alt Title(s): Interview with Lucy Bolaños (Teatro La Máscara), Lucy Bolaños
Location: Interviewed in Cali, Colombia, on Aug. 17, 1999.
Synopsis: Interview with Lucy Bolaños, theater director and founder of Colombian all-women's theater ensemble La Máscara, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez. In this interview, Bolaños talks about her life in theater, her participation as a member of the Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), and her foundation of La Máscara in 1972 as an ensemble committed to the exploration and denunciation o...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, in Nov. 1997.
Synopsis: This play has been part of TEC's repertoire since 1958. It is based on a short story by Don Tomás Carrasquilla, which elaborates on a widespread Latin American folk tale. Peralta, the main character, is a peasant, a mythical figure that represents Colombian identity against all earthly, heavenly and infernal powers. He is a gambler, but he is a generous gambler, a Robin Hood-like character who sh...
Alt Title(s): Interview with Enrique Buenaventura (Teatro Experimental de Cali), Enrique Buenaventura
Location: Interviewed in Cali, Colombia, on Aug. 11 (part 1) and Aug. 17 (parts 2 and 3), 1999.
Synopsis: Interview with renowned Colombian theater director, theorist and playwright Enrique Buenaventura, founder of the Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez. In this extensive interview, Buenaventura discusses key topics germane to his artistic work, narrating his first experiences in theater and literature, the influences and lessons of his many travels ...