Montevideo, December 4 (Prensa Latina) Theater as a zone of influence and reflection of social and political phenomena will be the subject of discussion from today in a forum that brings together playwrights and critics from the region.
The International Theater Symposium returns to its personal style under the title “Making/Thinking Theater from the South.” Post-pandemic, political unrest and social divisions.
Organized by the Department of Theory and Methodology of Literary Research at the Faculty of Humanities and Pedagogical Sciences at the University of the Republic (Audelar), the symposium held its first edition in 2005 and was held annually until 2015.
The newspaper “La Diaria” reports that repetitions have become less frequent, and the thirteenth edition took place in the midst of the crisis caused by the epidemic, which forced many activities to be carried out virtually.
The event, coordinated by researchers Gustavo Remedy and Florencia D’Ancilio, expects that “current social and political events in Latin American countries will pose inevitable challenges to the study of regional theater scenes.”
Within the thematic themes, there is interest in “Popular Theaters and Public Spectacle”, which tomorrow will be the subject of a panel composed of Brazilian and Uruguayan experts.
Today there will be theses on ‘Rehearsal for the Academic Carnival’ and also on Tuesday on ‘Uruguayan Carnival as Popular Theatre’, with presentations such as ‘Contributions to Thinking about Humor in Uruguayan Parody’.
Circus as popular theater and puppet shows will be shared between speakers from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
Memory of the past, censorship, new rights, sexual domination and dissent, as well as the influence of public policies, will also be a topic of reflection in the working sessions that will be held in the emblematic Teatro Solis in this capital. Until December 6.
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