BY LAGARTIJAS TIRADAS AL SOL, IN SPANISH WITH SURTITLES IN GERMAN
The Largatijas Tiradas al Sol collective was established in 2003 by Luisa Pardo and Gabino Rodríguez. It is one of the best known and most successful theatre ensembles in Mexico. The members aim to relate their work to everyday life, find artistic meaning in the ordinary and to articulate this. Largatijas Tiradas al Sol makes socio-political theatre, which deals with biographies in a documentary fashion. The personal is always put into the context of collective history, and is intended as being supraindividual in nature.
In the play “Esta escrita en sus campos”, the group turns to the topic of “narcotrafficking”, which remains a sensitive topic in Mexico. The production is the result of a long process of historical research and the attempt to understand the history and development of drug trafficking over the last century. The text, which is conceived as a monologue, addresses the question of how the inglorious path taken by the country’s drug trade is connected to policies of prohibition. Why has this development radicalised over the past decade to such an incredible extent?
Today a broader range of illegal substances than ever before is in circulation, accompanied by an increase in consumption and a heightened readiness to carry out inhuman violence. Paradoxically, the “war on drugs” has also resulted in the stabilisation – or even increase – in the power of cartels within the government. “Esta escrita en sus campos” is the “attempt to create a map of an area which I no longer know. The narration of a story that is foreign to me. My reclamation of a country”, wrote Francisco Barreiro, the playwright of this production, about his work.
Part of Endstation Sehnsucht – Theater in Mexico: A festival about flight, identity and the representability of violence
Curated by Christoph Gurk and Ilona Goyenche.
In cooperation with Goethe-Institut Mexiko. Funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Supported by Secretaría de Cultura de México, Goethe-Institut München and Instituto Cervantes.
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FESTIVAL PASS (for 6 days): 60 Euro / discounted 40 Euro
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