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Number of results found for "Teatro La Máscara" : 13
Alt Title(s): Memorias Teatro La Máscara
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, in 2005.
Synopsis: Documentary on Colombian theater ensemble Teatro La Máscara, a testimony and chronicle of the group's artistic and activist trajectory, documenting key pieces in their repertory, scholarly work, their involvement in feminist struggles in Colombia along with the Red Nacional de Mujeres, and the hosting in Colombia of the International Theater Festival 'Magdalena Pacífica' in 2002, as a part of the...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, on May 16, 2003.
Synopsis: Performance/ installation developed by Colombian theater ensemble Teatro La Máscara around the theme of 'water wars', exploring issues around conservation, environmental aspects, contamination, consumption, waste, and resource management of water. Staged in an empty house in the San Antonio neighborhood in Cali, Colombia, and based on a concept by Jill Greenhalgh, La Máscara reflects on the scarc...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, on Sept. 11, 2001.
Synopsis: Written by Enrique Buenaventura and adapted by Pilar Restrepo, Teatro La Máscara's 'Un Episodio Banal' is the story of two sisters confronting the psychological labyrinth of domestic violence. The younger sister, pregnant, seeks shelter in her sister's house and family; while there, she unveils the complex violent dynamics of power, luxury, abuse and denial in which her sister is immersed through...
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...
Alt Title(s): Profiles of waiting [2003 version]
Location: Performed at the Powerhouse Theatre, Visytheatre Brisbane Powerhouse, Australia, on Apr. 10, 2003, for the Teatro La Máscara, Magdalena Women's Festival (Australia 2003). First version opened in Cali, Colombia in 1998.
Synopsis: Originally conceived in 1998 for two actresses, and later a one-woman show (its final version, here shown), the piece is centered on the labor of waiting. The character represents the many women, at home or in their workplaces, who are living the anguish of waiting for their disappeared family members. We see the woman in her private space, as she performs mundane tasks; as the character attempts...
Alt Title(s): Dial-a-mom
Location: Performed at the Powerhouse Theatre, Visytheatre Brisbane Powerhouse, Australia, on Apr. 16, 2003, for the Teatro La Máscara, Magdalena Women's Festival (Australia 2003).
Synopsis: Teatro La Máscara is the oldest - and one of the only - feminist, all-women's theater in Colombia. Founded in 1972 in Cali, La Máscara was a political theater initially comprised of male as well as female actors; by the early 1980s, when only the women stayed and wanted to continue the theatrical trajectory of the group, Lucy Bolaños decided to make La Máscara a women's ensemble fully dedicated t...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, in Mar. 1997.
Synopsis: A co-production of Teatro La Máscara (Colombia) and Bekereke Antzerki Taldea (Basque Country), 'A Flor de Piel' is a Latin-feminine performance about sexuality from a feminine point of view. Four women meet at a bar, sharing their romantic and erotic dreams and stories between drinks, love letters, and pop quiz questions on love and sex. Abandoning traditional social certainties in order to explo...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, in 1992.
Synopsis: Collective creation by Teatro La Máscara, a free version of a series of poems in 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf' by American writer Ntozake Shange. The poems, revolving around feminine stories, characters and issues, were performed in the diverse rooms of the empty house in the San Antonio neighborhood in Cali, Colombia, where La Máscara eventually built t...
Location: Performed as part of the Magdalena Project Festival in Cardiff, Wales, in Sept. 1994.
Synopsis: 'Bocas de bolero' is a collective creation by Teatro La Máscara on the relationships women have with everyday activities in the domestic realm. The melodrama of marriage, the notion of waiting, domestic chores, religion, mother-daughter relationships, gender conventions, etc., are woven with the romantic and melancholy sounds and themes of bolero. Through a polysemic treatment of space, reiterati...
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 at Teatro La Mama, Bogotá, Colombia, in 1989.
Synopsis: Theater piece on political violence and displaced people in Colombia. Four women from all walks of life (a peasant, a bourgeoise, an actress, a security guard) meet at a bus station, fleeing from the war for diverse reasons. Created collaboratively (at a time when both La Máscara members and theater director Patricia Ariza migrated, fleeing from political persecution), the piece blends personal s...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, on Mar. 28, 1995.
Synopsis: 'Luna menguante' poses a theatrical immersion into women's 'intimate and secret' universe. Meshing religious and popular myths, rites, and beliefs, along with music and circus skills, four women of different generations (grandmother, mother, and two daughters) weave a complex fabric of taboos and desires around natural and biological processes - menstruation, deflowering, menopause, senile dement...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, on July 29, 2005.
Synopsis: Farce performed by three 'bald grim reapers' rehearsing for a soirée in celebration of the Day of the Dead. The theme of the 'rehearsal' is hair, legends of the long hair of ancestral feminine characters like Medusa, Lady Godiva, Mary Magdalene, among others. The piece questions the tradition of patriarchal thought which depicts women's bodies as incarnations of evil; with the complicit help of s...