EL AÑO EN QUE NACÍ
(The year I was born)

2011

Text and direction: Lola Arias with the collaboration of the artistic team and the actors
Discipline: Theater
Duration: 1h 50 min.
Recommended for: +14
Language: Spanish, subtitles in English
Venue: Theatre (100 to 800 spectators)

«THERE IS NO WAY TO LEAVE UNFAZED. THERE IS NO WAY TO AVOID FEELING IDENTIFIED, RECOGNIZING CHILDREN, FRIENDS, PARENTS» 
– LA SEGUNDA

In The year I was born, ten Chilean performers born during the dictatorship reconstruct their parent’s youth from photos, letters, tapes, used clothes, stories, dim memories. Who were my parents when was I born? What was Chile like before I learned to speak? How many versions are there about what happened before I existed or when I was so young that I can’t remember?

Each performer reconstructs scenes from the past in order to understand something for their future. The year I was born operates around the borders of reality and fiction, the encounter of two generations, the intersection of national history and private stories.

The year I was born is based on the same concept of Mi vida después, a play based on the biography of performers born during the Argentinean dictatorship, written and directed also by Lola Arias.

Text and direction Lola Arias with the collaboration of the artistic team and the actors Artistic assistant, investigation and production Paula Bravo Audiovisual direction Nicole Senerman Sound edition and graphic collaboration Jorge Rivero Original music and sound design Ulises Conti with the collaboration of Alejandro Gómez Scenography and lightning Rocío Hernández Stage musician Alejandro Gómez Choreography Soledad Gaspar Cast Alexandra Benado, Leopoldo Courbis, Ítalo Gallardo, Soledad Gaspar, Alejandro Gómez Sepúlveda, Fernanda González, Viviana Hernández, Ana Laura Racz, Jorge Rivero, Nicole Senerman

Touring Team: 16 people

Rooming list: 6 single and 5 double

Author Royalties: 13% of the box office. ATN is the agency in charge of collecting the author royalties in Chile. Argentores in Argentina

6 cases 60x40cms. each
80 Kilos total

Minimum stage dimensions required: 14 meters wide, 6 meters height, and 11 meters depth

Load In: 2 days
Load Out: 4 hours