Piquant play for our times about art, fake news and betrayal
From the pen of one of Chile's leading writers and directors comes Dragón, a timely, sexy and somewhat dark play about a group of politically active artists: The Dragón Group. The group often gathers at a late night diner in downtown Santiago, where they clandestinely secretly plan their next installation intended to rock society. This time round they choose such an ambitious subject subject that their art threatens to be their downfall. The only way out is to take the creative bull by the horns, through an escape route grounded in betrayal. Brimming with black humour and outspoken dialogue with a deliciously sinister edge, Guillermo Calderón's Dragón reflects on the value of art in modern times. In times of fake news and disturbed power relations, who can you still trust? Calderón of course, and the Dragón Group...
Do you want to learn more about this performance and its makers? On August 16th at 19:30 h, this performance is followed by an aftertalk in which you can ask everything you would like to know!
A rigorously experimental theater artist who is also a screenwriter ("Neruda"), Calderón is inexorably drawn to those points where art and politics uneasily intersect.
Playwright and director | Guillermo Calderón
Performers | Luis Cerda, Camila González and Francisca Lewin
Stage design and light | Rocío Hernández
Assistant director | Ximena Sanchez
Director | María Paz González
Coproduction | Teatro a Mil Foundation and Teatro UC