CLAW – Contemporary Latin American Writers Festival is a week-long celebration of the vibrant theatre talent of Latin America, presenting a riveting and altogether different take on drama.
The Festival will show 3 new Latin American plays, performed in English: Mona and I, Tales of Bed Sheets and Departure Lounges and Turmoil.
Mona and I, by Brazilian writer Rogerio Correa, combines magic realism and radical politics, exploring the theft of the Mona Lisa and what happens when the painting comes alive and challenges her abductor.
Performed in English, see below for Portuguese language reading of the play on 5th July.
Monday 3rd July 7.00pm / Tuesday 4th July 8.30pm / Wed 5th July 5:30pm / Thursday 6th July 7.00pm / Friday 7th July 8.30pm / Sat 8th July 7.00pm / Sunday 9th July 7.00pm
Portuguese reading of Mona and I – Wednesday 5th July 2:30pm
Tales of Bed Sheets and Departure Lounges, by Venezuelan writer Montague Kobbé, presents the longings and intimacy of complete strangers as they come into contact with one another in their ordinary lives.
Performed in English, see below for Spanish language reading of the play on 8th July.
Monday 3rd July 5:30pm / Tuesday 4th July 7.00pm / Wed 5th July 8.30pm / Thursday 6th July 5:30pm / Friday 7th July 7.00pm / Sat 8th July 5.30pm / Sunday 9th July 5:30pm
Spanish reading of Tales of Bed Sheets and Departure Lounges – Saturday 8th July 2:30pm
Turmoil, by Jô Bilac, directed by André Pink, is a physical tragicomedy is set in an OTT South American Jane Austenesque world. It features live music, Flamenco and a tap dancing goat.
Performed in English, see below for Portuguese language reading of the play on 9th July.
Monday 3rd July 8.30pm / Tuesday 4th July 5:30pm / Wed 5th July 7.00pm / Thursday 6th July 8.30pm / Friday 7th July 5:30pm / Sat 8th July 8.30pm / Sun 9th July 4.00pm
Portuguese reading of Turmoil – Sunday 9th July 2:30pm