ESTADO VEGETAL
(VEGETATIVE STATE)

2017

Direction: Manuela Infante
Playwright: Manuela Infante and Marcela Salinas
Discipline: Theater
Duration: 1h 30 min.
Recommended for: +15
Language: Spanish, subtitles in English
Venue: Theater (100 to 400 spectators)

«LUCID REFERENTS, NECESSARY DISCUSSIONS AND A PARTICULAR AESTHETIC MAKE VEGETABLE STATE ONE OF THE BEST WORKS OF THE SEASON» 
– REVISTA HIEDRA

Vegetative State is a polyphonic, branching, exuberant, reiterative, divisible and sessile monolog. Its protagonist is a woman, who is not an individual; she is a multitude, a swarm. This is not an animal play, it is a vegetable play.

Based on the revolutionary thinking of plant philosopher Michael Marder and plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso, the exploration consists of probing the ways in which new concepts such as plant intelligence, vegetative soul, or plant communication can transform our creative practice.

If we accept that plants have other ways of thinking, feeling, communicating, another way of being intelligent, a different form of consciousness and another notion of time, perhaps we can see our own notions of thinking, feeling, communicating and being aware, transformed. In Michael Marder’s words, “recognizing a “valid other” in plants is also beginning to recognize that vegetal other within us”.

Vegetable State dances tirelessly around an impossible dialogue, that of humans and plants. A failed dialogue with nature that is, perhaps, our most innate monolog.

Coproduction NAVE Centro de Creación y Residencia – Fundación Internacional Teatro a Mil

Direction Manuela Infante Dramaturgy Manuela Infante y Marcela Salinas Cast Marcela Salinas Design Rocío Hernández Production Carmina Infante Prop Design Ignacia Pizarro

Touring Team: 5 people

Rooming list: 5 single

Author Royalties: 10% of the box office

3 suitcases, 60 kilos total

Minimum stage dimensions required: 14 meters wide, 7,5 meters height, and 15 meters depth

Load In: 2 days
Load Out: 4 hours