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Uruguayan Theatre and its Afterlives

341 Eggers Hall

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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs 

Program on Latin America and the Caribbean  


Uruguayan Theatre and its Afterlives  

A talk by Sophie Stevens, King’s College London 

Award-winning dramatist Raquel Diana (1960) has described herself as a ‘teatrista’; trained as an actor, she came to writing and directing in the late 1990s. Drawing on my research into her work, this talk will illustrate the dynamic way in which Uruguayan theatre is evolving today. I will analyse key initiatives intended to create and promote national theatre in Uruguay, particularly since the return to democracy in 1985. The talk will explore current opportunities for female dramatists to share their work, including the significance of certain prizes, institutions and festivals in raising their profile. In this way, it will examine examples of how Uruguayan plays cross borders and move beyond their place of origin to have an impact in Latin America and beyond. 

Sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs; Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA; Centro de Estudios Hispánicos; Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Lino Novás Calvo Fund; Syracuse University Humanities Center; Latino-Latin American Studies Program (LLAS)   

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