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Livestreamed on this page on Monday 14 September 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 6 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 8 p.m. EEST (Cluj, UTC +3).

Monday 14 September 2020

Revenge by Laura Uribe and Juan Carlos Saavedra

A viewing of the documentary play, followed by a discussion with the creators about micro vs macro political theatre

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Monday 14 September 2020

Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right presented Revenge by Laura Uribe and Juan Carlos Saavedra livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 14 September 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 6 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 8 p.m. EEST (Cluj, UTC +3).

Due to technical error, the video archive is missing a few minutes from the end of the performance and the beginning of the conversation.

Romanian noun

  1. Wet earth (soaked by rain water or melted snow)
  2. Mud
  3. Clay

From the Hungarian galád or the Russian глуда (gluda)

Join us to watch Revenge by Mexican theatremakers Laura Uribe and Juan Carlos Saavedra, followed by a discussion about micro vs macro political theatre and their unique making process.

Revenge, es una pieza documental, sobre la violencia que vivieron dos niños dentro de su núcleo familiar. Es un viaje hacia la memoria y la identidad en donde a partir del yo, se despliega la mirada hacia la violencia que vivimos en México. Esta obra busca preguntarse; ¿Qué nos lleva a ser violentos? ¿La violencia se hereda o se aprende?

Revenge, es un grito contra el horror y la barbarie de la guerra. De cualquier guerra. De todas las guerras.

Revenge, is a documentary piece about the violence that two children experienced within their family unit. It is a journey towards memory and identity where, starting from the self, the gaze unfolds towards the violence that we experience in Mexico. This work seeks to wonder; What leads us to be violent? Is violence inherited or learned?

Revenge is a cry against the horror and barbarism of war. From any war. Of all wars

The piece is in Spanish, with English subtitles.

Press note form Eugenia Galeano Inclán / Magazine Benjamin Bernal. 30th July 2015:

Revenge, dado que es una historia verídica y que le tocó vivir a Laura y a Juan Carlos Saavedra la misma está plena de emotividad. No sólo capta el interés del espectador sino que lo conmueve. (…) Además, el concepto creado por Laura Uribe, hace que el espectador se sienta invitado especial y en confianza al narrarle teatralmente algo vivencial y documentado de primera mano. Laura Uribe tiene una visión inusual del teatro. Entre otras cosas, acostumbra fusionar la ficción con la realidad en forma tal que es imposible distinguir la una de la otra."

Revenge, given that it is a true story that Laura and Juan Carlos Saavedra had to live, it is full of emotion. It not only captures the spectator’s interest but it moves them. (…) In addition, the concept created by Laura Uribe, makes the spectator feel like a special guest and in confidence by narrating something experiential and documented first-hand theatrically. Laura Uribe has an unusual vision of the theater. Among other things, it is customary to fuse fiction with reality in such a way that it is impossible to distinguish one from the other.

More information on panelists to follow.

All performances and discussions are free, please register your interest for the event.


About Laura Uribe
Laura Uribe is a Mexican performing artist; director, playwright, performer, teacher and stage researcher. Graduated from the National Theater School (ENAT).

Co-Founder of the “Laboratory of Sustainable Artists: L.A.S.” within the designer Sabina Aldana. L.A.S. appropriates the concept of sustainability to generate an inexhaustible and fertile system of thought, generator of diverse experiences, proposing the participation and exchange between artists, researchers, scientists and social agents. Looking for the symbiosis between disciplines, languages and media. As well as pollution between fiction and reality, thus generating a liminal approach between art and life, investigating new practices, poetic and aesthetic, to question and dislocate the dominant ideologies of macro politics, always starting from the intimate sphere.

Laura Uribe, has participated as a director, actress and playwright in more than 20 productions. Invited to be part of the International Playwrights Laboratory “Out of Sight” a collaborative project of Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (LCB) and the Maxim Gorki Theater. Her productions have participated in National and International Festivals (Germany, Barcelona, Italy, Denmark, France, Chile and Colombia).

About Juan Carlos Saavedra
Juan Carlos Saavedra is a Mexican actor, director and executive producer. He graduated from the M&M Studio, acting school of the Mexican actress Patricia Reyes Spíndola, in Mexico City, and studied at the CIT (Centre for Indigenous Theatre), Toronto, Ontario, Canadá.

As an actor he has participated with directors as Natalia Traven, Horacio Almada, Paul Thompson, Lorenzo Mijares, Berta Hiriart, Blanca Salces, Carmen Ramos, Anabel Saavedra and Laura Uribe.

In 2007, he founded Teatro Ciego / Arte Ciego A.C., Mexican theater Company that professionally promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in the performing arts, integrated primarily by researchers and blind scenic creators. The company fosters an inclusive theater culture, based on respect for differences and equal opportunities.

He is the founder and artistic director of the Scenic Inclusive Arts Encounter “Other territories”, a space where art and disability get together to create spaces for reflection and share experiences between inclusive artistic companies and a diverse audience from different latitudes.

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A British Romanian theatre company making work that investigates societal inequalities & confronts institutional & normalised violences. Pivotal to our work are close collaborations with activists & academics during field research, inclusion of communities in our process & emancipatory actions to enact lasting change.

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