Interview with Colombian actress, director, playwright and founder of Teatro Itinerante del Sol, Beatriz Camargo, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.
A former member of the Grupo de Teatro La Candelaria (Bogotá, Colombia, directed by Santiago García), Camargo founded her theater ensemble in 1982; originally based in Bogota, the Teatro Itinerante del Sol later moved to the rural village of Villa de Leyva in search of a connection with nature and the development of a creative space for their work. In this interview, Beatriz discusses her artistic trajectory; in terms of the Teatro Itinerante del Sol, Camargo talks about the centrality of myths, dreams, rituals, and masks in their theater work. Defined by the artist as "biodrama," her theater pieces are conceived as explorations on myth and collective memory. Camargo also comments on how her theater projects, through the interplay between the mythical and the historical, address political issues of women and of indigenous peoples in Colombia.