ÑUKE

2016

Playwright: David Arancibia Urzúa
Director:
Paula González Seguel
Discipline:
Theater
Duration:
1h 15 min.
Recommended for
+15
Language:
Spanish.
Subtitles to be confirmed
Venue:
Theater (100 to 1000 spectators)

«AS A CHILEAN SPECTATOR, YOU FIND YOURSELF ON A MORAL TIGHTROPE»

– GACETA BLACKOUT

Carmen suffers her son’s imprisonment as a result of his opposition and that of the rest of his family and community to police repression. The public witnesses the story inside an actual ruka (a Mapuche dwelling), specially installed as an architectural, aesthetic and political testament to the Mapuche people’s way of viewing the world. “The script is inspired by actual episodes of violence that have occurred in Mapuche communities in the Araucania region and the ‘disappearance of a child’, based on the scene from Fear and Misery of the Third Reich by Bertolt Brecht”, explains David Arancibia, the play’s author.

Ñuke was written by Arancibia during the first Playwriting Workshop run by the Royal Court Theater in London in Chile. Directing it is Paula González Seguel, who has been gathering testimonies from and working with Mapuche women and their families since 2009 to create plays such as Ñi Pu Tremen – Mis antepasados, which received the Apes award for Best Play in 2009.

Coproduced by Fondos Cultura, Balmaceda Arte Joven, Mawidache Native Population’s Ceremonial Center

Viviana Herrera Martínez, Claudio Riveros Arellano, Elsa Quinchaleo Avendaño, Francisca Maldonado Herrera, Karime Letnic Vallejos, Fabián Kurinaw Astudillo and Jesús Jorquera Aguilera 

Touring Team: 17 people
Rooming list:
8 doubles, 1 single
Author Royalties:
10% of the box office per autor royalties. ATN is the agency in charge of collecting author royalties

2 boxes of 23 kilos of props
If the ruka can travel from Chile or be built in the country of destination is to negotiate

Minimum stage dimensions required: To be confirmed

Load In: 3 days
Load Out: 1 day