Latin American Readings

translated by William Gregory

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Wed 09 Mar 2011


A president makes her farewell speech on leaving office but she is not being as gracious and diplomatic as she should be. Is she saying what she really thinks or is someone putting words into her mouth?

Guillermo Calderón is one of Chile’s leading playwrights and directors. His productions have been presented at every major international theatre festival including December (Diciembre) at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2010. He attended the Royal Court Theatre International Residency in 2009, where he developed Speech.

Directed by Guillermo Calderón



During the Pinochet regime in Chile, approximately 5000 detainees were brought to Villa Grimaldi: most were tortured, hundreds “disappeared”. Today, the Villa has been demolished. Three women discuss the future of the site where it once stood. Should it have a new life or remain a memorial to the crimes committed there? How should we remember the violence of the state?

Directed by Guillermo Calderón


Cinema Red

Buy a ticket from the Kid, take a seat and enjoy the best of adult cinema. Alondra’s risking her life moonlighting to save up the money she needs for the trip of a lifetime; Sasha’s saving herself for the right man after 50 years on the game. This is Cinema Red.

Zara Abreu took part in the second Royal Court Theatre / Centro Cultural Helnico workshop in Mexico City from 2007 to 2009, where she developed Cinema Red. She attended the Royal Court Theatre International Residency in 2009.

Directed by Indhu Rubasingham


With additional support from The Anglo Mexican Foundation

These readings are presented as part of the International Playwrights Season: A Genesis Foundation Project


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