Timely and sexy play about art, fake news and betrayal
From the pen of one of Chile's leading writers and directors comes Dragón, an amazing, timely, sexy and somewhat dark play about a group of politically active artists: The Dragón Group. The collective often gathers during late evenings at the same restaurant in downtown Santiago, where they clandestinely decide about their next installation intended to rock society. This time round they choose such a complicated subject that their art threatens to be their downfall. The only evasive solution is to take the creative bull by the horns in extreme fashion: an escape that is 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: what is still true and what is not in times of fake news and disturbed power relations? Who can you still trust? Calderón of course, with his Dragón Group.
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