CASA, a London-based theatre organisation, exists with three main purposes: to provide audiences in the UK with the best Latin American theatre, to encourage Latin Americans in the UK to go to the theatre and to provide opportunities for inter-cultural exchanges between theatre artists.
For a week straight CASA will be holding their third rendition of the Latin American Theatre Festival in London, following the success of their 2007 and 2008 festivals.
From the 5th to the 13th of November, CASA will bring a rich collection of performances to the United Kingdom stage. Performances will be held by award-winning companies from Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador and Uruguay, making their debut here.
Showing on the 9th and 10th of November will be ‘Tercer Cuerpo’, a play that follows five lonely hearts in their search for love. ‘Tuercer Cuerpo’ was directed by Claudio Tolcachir, one of Argentina’s most well-renowned theatre directors, and has won a handful of awards including Argentina’s National Theatre Award for Best Show.
‘Cabrerita’, a play that reflects on the life of Raul Javiel, Uruguay’s most important 20th century artist, will be performed on the 9th, 10th and 11th of November. ‘Cabrerita’ won Uruguay’s National Theatre Critic’s “Florencio” Awards for Best Actor and Best Play.
On the 12th and 13th of November ‘Acefalos’, a non-narrative experimental play by one of Colombia’s most exciting experimental theatre companies will be performed. ‘Acefalos’ explores the occurrence of violence in Colombia today through a poetic form.
Also showing on the 12th and 13th of November is ‘El secreto más terrible’, a play based on Eduardo Pavlovski’s ‘Potestad’ which explores the kidnapping of children during Latin American dictatorship.
Alongside the festivities of theatrical productions will be events scattered about London, including free live music, playreadings, spoken word events, art exhibitions and more.
For more information and booking visit: http://www.casafestival.org.uk/site/casa/casa-festival-2010/