PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2018: Ana Luz Ormazábal – AGNETHA KURTZ ROCA METHOD

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PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2018: Ana Luz Ormazábal – AGNETHA KURTZ ROCA METHOD

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Apr 21, 2018
Apr 21, 2018

Saturday, April 21
Segal Theatre

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

6:00pm Agnetha Kurtz Roca Method (Chile)
Written & Translated by Ana Luz Ormazábal.
Co-directed by Amelia Bande and SeungHyun Hwang.
Discussion moderated by Fabian Escalona.

A fictional Chilean philosopher and performance artist returns to her country after 30 years of self-exile. A conference play about language, identity, community, and immigration–both from and to Chile.


Photo courtesy of the artist

Ana Luz Ormazábal (Chile) is the award-winning artistic director of the ANTIMÉTODO Collective. Integrating practices of creation and research, she has developed work for the collective as a writer, dramaturg, and director. Ana teaches at Universidad Católica’s Theatre Department and is scheduled to begin work on her AL PACINO project at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center.



Photo by Angelita Kasper

Amelia Bande is a writer working in performance, theater and film. Her plays Chueca and Partir y Renunciar were staged in Santiago, Chile. She is part of the Gel Film Series and she co-founded Publishing Puppies, a press for visual work, poetry and fiction. Amelia has recently shown work, solo and collaborative, at Artists Space, The Poetry Project, Storm King Arts Center, Dixon Place, BAM, Tang Museum at Skidmore College, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, Abrons Arts Center, NGBK and Flutgraben Kunstfabrik in Berlin, and the NewBridge Project in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Her chaplet “The clothes we wear” was released by Belladonna* Collaborative in 2017.


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Originally from South Korea, SeungHyun Hwang is an actor, director, and playwright. He earned his BA in Theater from Brooklyn College in the City University of New York and his MA in Performance Studies from New York University. He has various experiences of theatre in Korea and the United States. His acting credits include Mr. Yoo – The Mortician (Southampton International Theater Festival), Loushis Red (Anna Deveare Smith’s Mattering Forum), Picnic (2014 National Board of Review Student Grant), Peace Song (UN Music Video Festival). Directing credits include Journey Following the Light, December 32, Good Friday, Macbeth. Playwright credits include Doubt, Helicopter, Journey Following the Light, December 32.


Fabian Escalona is completing his Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance at the Graduate Center of CUNY, City University of New York. He studied a BA in Art History and Theory at Universidad de Chile, and later a Master program in Latin American Studies. He wrote theatre criticism in Chile, from 2010 to 2016 for the Chilean magazine Revista Sangría. He has also contributed to the international journal Critical Stages. His academic research focuses on Latin American theatre history, contemporary Chilean theatre, political theatre and post-Colonial studies.




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