The UBC Memory and Justice Research Stream, UBC Theatre and Film, School of Social Work and the Latin American Studies Program present:
Antígonas: Women’s Tribunal
Monday, September 26, 2016, 7:30pm
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6pm
Frederic Wood Theatre (6354 Crescent Rd, UBC. Vancouver)
This modern adaptation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone will be performed by the Colombian theatre group Tramaluna Teatro. They present a powerful performance, bringing together actresses and women survivors from the Colombian armed conflict, while providing a testimony to victims’ suffering.
In this scenic play nine women arrive into an imaginary tribunal with personal objects from their disappeared or murdered family members: A photograph, a t-shirt, a toy, a bible; all used to tell their story and symbolize the victimization of their loved ones. Antígonas: Women’s Tribunal, in the words of the Artistic Director Carlos Satizábal “is a call to reclaim justice and to restore the names of the victims and to somehow pay tribute for the irredeemable loses in their lives.” Indeed, a poetical restitution in the collective memory that might be crucial to stop the vicious cycles of revenge and hatred.
Antígonas: Women’s Tribunal features Luz Marina Bernal Parra, who is currently a nominee for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize due to her work with Madres de Soacha, a group of women whose children were by members of the Colombian army and presented as guerrilla members.
The Tramaluna Theatre Company was invited to perform Antígonas: Women’s Tribunal at Ciudad Juárez (Mexico) by women’s organizations that fight against femicide. In Toronto they will be performing at Festival Rutas and in art and human rights meetings.
Cast: Angela Triana Gallego – Lina Támara. Karen Roa – Luz Marina Bernal Parra – María Ubilerma Sanabria López – Lucero Carmona – Orceni Montañez Muñoz – Fanny Palacios Romero – Mayra Lopez Severiche – Dora Lucy Arias. Artistic Director: Carlos Satizábal. Video, Choreography, Music, Lighting: Francesco Corbeletta
Tickets will be sold at the theatre box office (open in advance). The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the actors and director.
Antígonas will also be playing on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, with an opening by the group of Indigenous women, “Butterflies In Spirit: Honouring Lost Women Through Dance”
September 28, 2016, 7pm
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, 1803 E 1st Ave, Vancouver
Suggested Donation $20