presented by ACTLab and Thriving Artists
Dates: Nov 2-18 (Preview performance on November 1)
Running Time: approximately 120 minutes, with one 10-minute intermission.
1968: Young people across Latin America are leading the revolution, following in Che Guevara’s steps, protesting capitalism and imperialism. In Uruguay – as in many other countries – these protests are met with extreme police violence and government persecution, leading to the incarceration, death, or disappearance of approximately 10,000 people from 1968-1985.
Juan Palmieri is the winner of Casa de las Américas Award. This production will be the first time this play is presented in English.
Thriving Artists is a social venture uniting two essential industries in Seattle culture: coffee and theatre. Our mission is to use the profitability of the former to ensure the sustainability of the latter. Our belief is that when artists thrive, communities thrive. We present plays that have never been translated before in mainstream venues and in communities with limited access to the arts. We are dismantling the commonly accepted notion of the starving artist, one cup of coffee at a time!
Launched in 2007 as The Central Heating Lab, ACTLab serves as an incubator and catalyst for new works. Uniquely positioned to provide space and resources in a collaborative environment, ACT partners with emerging and seasoned local artists, giving them the sustenance and pressure required to experiment, grow, and transform their work and reach new audiences.
ACTLab is investing in the imagination of audiences and artists, cultivating new ideas through experimentation, excellent art, and meaningful partnerships.
Thriving Artists is born out of the belief that, if theatre is going to thrive in our community, we must question its aesthetic and structural roles in relationship to the world.