This year’s edition of Barcelona’s Grec Festival set its sights on Latin America and, despite the inclemency of COVID-19, which prevented travelling and transoceanic trips, from the Beckett we will look to contribute all the same to this knowledge, through the possibilities offered to us by network communications technologies. It is for this reason that we are proposed a series of in-depth conversations with some Latin-American creators, selected precisely because of their link with what the Grec 2020 should have been. We are doing it hand in hand with some specialised journalists who will enable us a rigorous approach to each of the figures involved.
The conversation on Monday 20 July is between playwright Manuela Infante and cultural journalist Oriol Puig Taulé.
Playwright, director, scriptwriter, and musician. Between 2001 and 2016 she worked as playwright and director of the Teatro de Chile company, taking to the stage the plays Prat, Juana, Narciso, Rey Planta, Cristo, Ernesto, Multicancha, Loros Negros, Zoo and Realismo. Outside of the company she has premiered Fin, at the Modena Festival; What’s He Building in There?, created at an artistic residency at The Watermill; On the beach, commissioned by Bob Wilson and premiered at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York; and Don’t Feed the Humans, premiered at the Hebbel am Uffer in Berlin. Outside of Chile, her plays have been presented in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Her most recent work is Estado vegetal, a play premiered at the Teatro Hoy season of the Fundación Teatro a Mil which has been performed in countries such as Singapore, Switzerland, and South Korea.