Final showing by community groups participating in IntegrArte, a socially engaged performance project, financed by the Chilean Arts Council, to facilitate theatre workshops in a care home for elderly people, a special school for disabled young people, an association of mental health patients, and a home for girls in foster care, culminating with presentations in each context as well as a public performance at the San Antonio Cultural Center, at 4pm on August 9th, 2016.
Migrant Accounts, participatory performance for high school audiences, funded by the Chilean Arts Council, with the aim of engaging young people in dialogue about the contribution of immigrants to Valparaíso’s cultural identity, incorporating true stories of past and present migrants, compiled and performed by an international company of artists at Valparaíso Cultural Park, opening at 7pm July 4th, with shows at 10am July 5th through 8th, 2016.
Launch ceremony and press conference for IntegrArte, socially engaged performance project, financed by the regional Council of Arts and Culture (Fondart), held at the San Antonio Cultural Center, at 12pm on March 8th, 2016.
Presentation about “Participatory Theater in Social Contexts”, given as part of an academic forum on “Community Theater and Applied Theater Practices”, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile’s School of Performing Arts, on October 24th, 2015.
October 5, 2015 – Seminar: Learning English Though Theater – UCSH – Santiago, Chile
Seminar and workshop on participatory methodology for learning english through theater, offered for the English Pedagogy Department at the Silva Henríquez Catholic University in Santiago, Chile on October 5th, 2015.
Adaptation of Euripides’ final tragedy, contextualising the Greek classic within Chilean wine culture, with an international cast bringing together multidisciplinary techniques, including mask theater, contemporary dance, live jazz, and body art, to tell the story of Dionysis, the Greek god of wine and theater, presented in an open-air anphitheater with a vineyard as the scenic backdrop, as part of the first celebration of Chile’s National Wine Day on September 5th, 2015.
July 24, 2015 – Mask Theater Showing – Plaza Laurita Vicuña – Santo Domingo, Chile
Final presentation of mask-making workshop for children, organised by the Municipality of Santo Domingo as part of winter vacation activities program, open to the community in Plaza Laurita Vicuña, at 5pm on July 24th, 2015.
Participatory theater workshop as visiting artist for students of the Latin American School of Popular Theater in Pudahuel, an underprielidged urban area of Santiago, based on the theme of winter solstice and the natural transition between cycles of darkness and light, organised by Fundación Entepola, 4-6pm on June 20th, 2015.
December 21, 2014 – Storytelling Showing – Bajo Lircay Catholic Church – Bajo Lircay, Chile
Community Storytelling Showing as part of the Cultural Extension Center of the Catholic University of Maule’s outreach program, engaging seniors and children from Bajo Lircay, a rural community in the Andes Mountains, in tran-sgenerational storytelling about daily life 50 years ago, presented in their Christmas Mass at 12:00 on December 21st, 2014.
December 11, 2014 – IntegrArte Showing – San Clemente Municipal Theater – San Clemente, Chile
Multidisciplinary presentation created by the community as part of a new participatory arts project of the Regional Theater of Maule that enhances social inclusion by facilitating creative expression in vulnerable contexts (Radio Theater with incarcerated people in a center for social reintegration; Rhythmic Theater with disabled people from a disadvantaged urban area; Foto- Performance with the elderly people in a charitable care home; and Creative Writing with women who experience domestic violence), open to the public at 5pm at the Municipal Theater of San Clemente on December 11th, 2014.
Devised theatre piece that explores the experience of being foreign in Chile, sponsored by the Languages Program of the University of Talca, to motivate local English students to participate in cultural encounters, presented as part of the Primavera Intercultural Festival in the amphitheater of the Lircay Campus of the University of Talca at 8pm on November 19th, 2014.
Multilingual theatre piece created by Talca Players workshop, sponsored by the Languages Program of the University of Talca, incorporating Spanish, English and Portuguese in a creative, playful dialogue, reenacting real cultural encounters, presented as part of the Primavera Intercultural Festival in the amphitheater on the Lircay Campus of the University of Talca at 7pm on November 18th, 2014.
September 11, 2014 – The Wurlitzer – Liceo Marta Donoso Espejo – Talca, Chile
Youth Theater performance with at-risk high school students, sponsored by the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CCHC), based on the Chilean play The Wirlitzer by Juan Guzmán, representing the difficult reality of Chilean teenagers in the 1960s, open to the public at 7pm at the Liceo Marta Donoso Espejo on September 11th, 2014.
Multidisciplinary presentation created by the community as part of a new participatory arts project that enhances social inclusion by facilitating creative expression in vulnerable contexts (Radio Theater with incarcerated people in a center for social reintegration; Rhythmic Theater with disabled people from a disadvantaged urban area; Foto- Performance with the elderly people in a charitable care home; and Creative Writing with women who experience domestic violence), open to the public at 7pm at the Regional Theater of Maule on July 7th, 2014.
June 12, 2014 – Mask Theater Showing – Cultural Center of the Municipality – Talca, Chile
Final showing of community Mask Theater Workshop, showcasing handmade papier-mâché masks created and animated by participants in group performance based on Euripides’ Medea, 7pm at the Centro de Extensión of the Catholic University of Maule, June 12th, 2014.
Devised theatre piece that explores the experience of being foreign in Chile, sponsored by the Programa de Idioms of the University of Talca, to motivate local English students to participate in cultural encounters, opening on the Lircay Campus of the University of de Talca in the Auditorium of the Medicine School at 9:40am on May 15th, 2014.
April 26, 2014 – Espacio a Escala Inauguration – Patio Rugendas – Talca, Chile
Shadow puppet show in the window over the patio, with audience participation as puppeteers and an interactive installation inside the space with participants’ words written in the form of a staircase, based on the concept “two steps forward, one step back” as part of the inauguration of Espacio a Escala in Patio Rugendas, Talca, Chile at 12:00 on April 26, 2014.
“Parallel Accounts” installation composed of stop motion animation videos expressing the voices and visions of incarcerated women who participated in a collective creation workshop in the Female Penitentiary of Talca throughout all of 2013, presented as part of the Gendarmerie of Chile’s “Open Plaza” event in the Plaza de Armas, Talca, Chile, all day on November 26th, 2013.
November 13, 2013 – “Creative Lunch Meeting” on Entrepreneurship – University of Talca – Talca, Chile
Presentation on “Performing Dialogue: A Way to Exchange Perspectives” offered as part of the Creative Lunch Meeting on International Entrepreneurship, organised by the Faculty of Business Sciences in collaboration with the Languages Program of the University of Talca, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the FACE building of the Lircay Campus in Talca, Chile on November 13th, 2013.
Workshop on ‘Learning English Through Theater: a participatory methodology for enhancing expressivity in educational contexts’, offered as part of the Successful English Teaching Seminar coordinated by the English Pedagogy Department at the Advantist University of Chile in Chillan, Chile on October 24, 2013.
Live performance of an original play called “Love Fools & Money Matters” in the style of Commedia dell’Arte, created by English Pedagogy students, presented for an invited high school audience, followed by a participatory theater workshop, in the Aula Magna auditorium of Aunonoma University in Talca, Chile, at 9:00 AM on October 16, 2013.
Open showing of performance piece created in semester-long workshop on Learning English Through Theater with English Pedagogy students, presented in the Auditorium at Santo Tomás University in Talca, Chile at 12:00 on June 20, 2013.
Workshop on ‘Learning English Through Theater: a participatory methodology for enhancing expressivity in educational contexts’, offered as part of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language 4th Regional Conference at the Austral University in Valdivia, Chile on June 1, 2013.