Translated by William Gregory
Directed by Tracy Cameron Francis
Dramaturgy by Sarah Rose Leonard
Featuring Rebecca Lingafelter, Cristi Miles, & Dana Millican
Curated & Produced by Ruth Wikler-Luker/Boom Arts
In Guillermo Calderón’s Villa (2011), three young women debate the future of the site of a former villa turned into a torture barracks by the military dictatorship. Originally performed inside the infamous Villa Grimaldi, this “spare, intense” play by one of Chilean theatre’s fiercest new literary voices grapples with the legacy of atrocity using “stark lyricism and dreamlike imagery” (LA Times).
VILLA was originally produced as co-production between Teatro Playa and Santiago a Mil International Theater Festival.
To help you navigate this year’s Festival, we’ve put together a few clusters of activities—performances, workshops, talks, and screenings—that center on a theme, region, or particular artist’s work. For more events related to Contemporary Latin American Politics & Performance, explore the connected projects below.