Interview with Arístides Vargas and Charo Francés (2012)

Interview with Aristides Vargas and Charo Francés, founding members of Grupo de Teatro Malayerba. In this interview, Vargas and Francés talk about the group’s trajectory, from its origins based on the anguish that comes with the exile. They explain that finding a theatrical common territory offers both a sense of belonging and a permanent precarity, from where they have constantly reinvented themselves. Having fled from the horrors of a dictatorship, Malayerba emerged as a collective effort to follow the radical principle of equality in difference, and performing politics through the act of reinstating communal ties. Their aesthetics and political work is also related to their international theater labs - a site of communal culture and a space for constant investigation, where Malayerba ‘does not teach theater, but teaches how to learn theater.’


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  • TItle: Interview with Arístides Vargas and Charo Francés
  • Date: 12 Nov 2012
  • Location: Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York City
  • Interviewee: Arístides Vargas and Charo Francés
  • Interviewer: Leticia Robles-Moreno
  • Duration: 00:36:11
  • Language: Spanish