A synthesis of the production of northern women theater artists

A synthesis of the production of northern women theater artists
A synthesis of the production of northern women theater artists

This afternoon, the “Second Anthology of NOA Playwrights” will be presented at the Virla Center, with 20 chosen texts and their critical studies.

Dramaturgical production in the region goes through a double dynamic: there is a creative effervescence that spans different generations and different aesthetic options are explored in the texts, whose expressions are completed in the staging.

A demonstration of this dynamic can be seen in the “Second Anthology of NOA Playwrights”, the book that will be presented this afternoon, from 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium of the Virla Cultural Center (May 25, 265). In this case, the cut is especially attractive since it focuses on the theatrical writing carried out by female theater artists from Tucumán, Jujuy, Salta and Santiago del Estero, with the fundamental addition that each work has an introduction by an expert who gives his critical gaze.

“The publication continues the Project started in 2021 with ‘Tantakuy. First Anthology of Playwrights of the NOA’, and both the previous one and this one were published by the Humanitas Editorial label, of the Publications Department of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the UNT. On this occasion, an open call was held in which 32 texts were presented, of which 20 were chosen to publish,” he says. Valeria Mozzonimember of the selection committee along with Patricia Garcia already Cecilia Salman.

At this afternoon’s launch will be García, Sonia Saracho (researcher who writes about the Jujuy work “Kuntur Mama”) and Elena Acevedo (author of “Humans, cats and books”, part of the anthology). During the event there will be a musical intervention by Romina Ponce and Francisca Valero, who will perform one of the songs that make up the work “Hilos de sugar”; and a scene from “The cold looks for a way to sneak in” will be seen in semi-edited format, by Luciana Galvanunder his direction and with the performance of Guadalupe Mothe.

Different ages

“There are authors of different ages and also those who are publishing for the first time, along with those who already have texts in other editions. Until a few years ago it was quite difficult to find published dramatic writings by women in the NOA; The search for this corpus of works is what motivated the anthologies that seek to disseminate and make visible the production of authors from the region,” Mozzoni tells LA GACETA.

– What does the project entail?

– Nowadays, anthologies have become an important space for gathering and publishing, especially in the case of the dramatic genre, which is the least published. An example of this is the case of the five volumes published digitally by the Celcit Authors’ Collective.

– With the addition of a special contribution, with conceptual views on the works…

– Exactly, not only do they include the artistic texts but each one of them is accompanied by the presentation written by prominent researchers from different provinces. The incorporation of these 20 federal perspectives is proposed as a crossing of territorialities to present local productions in their relational dimension and to build new alternative series to the hegemonic or centralist ones. They write from NOA, NEA, Cuyo, Centro and Patagonia, designing a particular theatrical-literary cartography.

FRONT PAGE. “Second Anthology of NOA Playwrights.”

-What genres do the authors address?

– In the book you will appreciate a diversity of micropoetics, not only as dramatic texts in its traditional meaning but rather as expanded writings that find different paths to inscribe themselves in the theatrical. In this variety of themes and formal structures, common threads can be recognized: female characters of notable strength and sensitivity abound, embodied in the recovery of figures of real existence – both public and private – who left marks in their immediate contexts and transcended socially; the work on traumatic memories of our local, national and Latin American history through varied resources (acid humor, metonymic and metaphorical references to historical times and figures, the stylized representation of intersectional violence and exploitation, etc.); domestic and everyday scenes to address the great themes of the human condition such as love, loneliness, tenderness, resilience and fear; the body as pretext (previous text) and center of the writings; among others.

A very powerful birthday at the Virla Cultural Center

– How is the NOA inserted into national production?

– The region as a poetic node is configured in the works that make up this book in very different ways: as a specific setting of recognizable urban and rural geographies (especially in Jujuy and Tucumán); in certain linguistic registers; in local characters/people; as a historical background that invites the exercise of memory; in the recovery of its myths and legends; and, fundamentally, in the representations that are played above all of this.

– A theatrical work is complemented by the audience, in the staging…

– I hope that each reader organizes their own reading itinerary and that the texts find their way to the stage and thus multiply their meanings in the convivial event that is theater.

– In times of extreme virtuality, what value do you give to this printed edition?

– The paper edition – a beautiful volume of 500 pages – is a pampering of the authors and a tribute to the book object and was possible, in part, thanks to the subsidy support granted by the Provincial Independent Theater Commission of the Cultural Entity of Tucumán .

Authors and texts: regional presence

The second volume of Dramaturgas del NOA brings together works of diverse styles and aesthetics. From Tucumán (with authors from Tafí Viejo and Concepción) there are “Cardumen”, by María Elena González and Karina Toloza; “The little bag”, Candelaria Rojas Paz; “The cold looks for a way to sneak in,” Luciana Galván; “On the shore”, Luciana Dimarso; “Threads of sugar”, Romina Ponce; “Humans, cats and books. Entremés in one act”, Elena Acevedo; “The look of the girl Lucía”, Cecilia Gutiérrez; “The mistonga muses”, Clara Xamena; “Damn Promise,” Norah Scarpa; “Parts of me – A story”, Sofía Alarcón; “Tiros multiplicados”, María Laura Nuñez and “TV’S Bien”, collective creation of Milena Segovia Prelli, Yoca Gil, Andrea Robles and Rebeca Ahumada. From Jujuy there are “Storm Tamer”, Rosana Herrera; “Sleep, Domitila, sleep”, Vanesa Vásquez; “Kuntur Mama”, Elisa Barrientos, Julia Suárez and Natalia Aquino; “Pachakuti, invisible revolution”, Flavia Molina and Olga Chiabrando; “Puna five point zero”, Meliza Ortiz and “Swift”, Elena Bossi. Santiago del Estero contributes “Juira diabolo”, puppets by Mariela Roxana Díaz and Salta adds “The happiness of goodbye”, Paula Olazo.

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