MATELUNA


2016

Playwright and director: Guillermo Calderón
Discipline: Theater
Duration: 1h 30 min.
Recommended for: +12
Language: Spanish with subtitles in English
Venue: Theater (100 to 800 spectators)

«MATELUNA PROPOSES RETHINKING CLEAR CONCEPTS TO ANY CIVILIZATION: JUSTICE, CITIZENSHIP, IDEOLOGY, ART, ETHICS; THEREFORE, IT IS –WITHOUT A DOUBT– A NECESSARY PLAY IN THE CULTURAL FIELD OF CHILE, TODAY » 
– EL MOSTRADOR

In 2013, Jorge Mateluna collaborated on the play Escuela about schools for urban guerrillas in the eighties. That same year, the police arrested him a few blocks from a bank robbery and accused him of being one of the robbers. Now he is a prisoner, sentenced to 16 years in jail. However, there is clear evidence to show that the trial that led to his sentencing was flawed and unfair. The play Mateluna looks into this evidence and explores the ethical and artistic problems the theater group faced when dealing with Jorge Mateluna’s sentencing and imprisonment.

Mateluna, written and directed by Guillermo Calderón, describes the horror of injustice and how recent history has refused to honor the lives of those who fought against the dictatorship. The play was premiered in October 2016 in Berlin as part of the La estética de la Resistencia – Peter Weiss 100 festival at the Hau Hebbel Am Ufer theater.

Coproduced by the Teatro a Mil Foundation – Hau Hebbel Am Ufer Berlin

Playwright and director Guillermo Calderón Assistant director Ximena Sánchez Cast María Paz González, Camila González, Carlos Ugarte, Luis Cerda, Andrea Giadach, Francisca Lewin Set, costume and lighting designer Loreto Martínez Producer Ximena Sánchez

Touring team: 10 people
Rooming list: 10 singles
Author Royalties10% of the box office. ATN is the agency in charge of collecting the author royalties

2 suitcases, 55x35x25 cms. each

Minimum stage dimensions required: 14 meters wide, 6 meters height, and 10 meters depth

Load In: 2 days
Load Out: 4 hours