Conversations on Playwriting and Social Unrest in Chile - September 25th

Friday, September 25, 2020

Photo: Teatro del Puente Archive, October 2019

Friday, September 25th - 12PM ET

We discuss Chile’s feminist vanguard and the performance of gender in Chilean theatre. Playwrights Nona Fernández, Flavia Radrigán, and Cristián Ruiz.

The event will be moderated by Leonardo González (New York University) and Jennifer Joan Thompson (University of Pennsylvania). Translation Bruce Gibbons. 

Details on live-streaming will be announced soon. If you would like to attend, please RSVP HERE.

This event is one of two virtual English-language roundtables with some of Chile’s most innovative playwrights. Presented by The Theatre Arts and Latin American and Latino Studies Programs at the University of Pennsylvania and Interdram, the Theatrical Platform for New Playwriting, we discuss how theatre is responding to the social, environmental, and public health crises confronting Chile. These conversations will introduce us to Chile’s vibrant theatrical scene and illuminate the parallels between the unrest in Chile and the U.S.

The events are an extension of the “Interdram Interviews” project, a series of interviews with renowned Chilean playwrights working with urgent themes and in innovative formats. The interviews have been published bimonthly in English and Spanish, alongside translated extracts of the playwrights’ works on the website, The project aims to introduce Chilean playwrights to an English-speaking audience and is supported by a 2020 Fondart grant for National Diffusion from the Chilean Ministry of Culture, Arts, and Patrimony.  

For details on the October 2nd talk, click here.