Interview with Lisímaco Núñez (1999)

Interview with Lisímaco Núñez (1999) HIDVL

Interview with Colombian actor and member of the theater ensemble Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC) Lisímaco Núñez, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez. In this interview, Núñez talks about his artistic trajectory and his experiences working as a member of TEC. The actor discusses the aesthetic idiosyncrasies of the group, their acting techniques, the choices of dramatic texts, the exploration of elements seemingly external to the theater realm (martial arts, etc.), and some of the theoretical and artistic influences shaping the work of the group. Lisímaco also talks about the interplay between arts and politics, discussing theater as a possible alternative space for social expression. Collective creation is discussed, as well as the points of contact and divergence between the TEC and other renowned Colombian theater groups (like La Candelaria, directed by Santiago García). The artist extends his analysis of the connections between theater groups to the influences and relationships between Colombian, Latin American and Chicano theaters, posing a reflection on the complexities of culture inserted in a broader socio-political and artistic hemispheric context.


Additional Info

  • TItle: Interview with Lisímaco Núñez
  • Alternate Title: Interview with Lisímaco Núñez (Teatro Experimental de Cali)
  • Date: 12 Aug 1999
  • Location: Interviewed in Cali, Colombia
  • Interviewee: Lisímaco Núñez
  • Interviewer: Alma Martinez
  • Duration: 00:55:38
  • Language: Spanish