ARTS@DRCLAS / Southern Cone Initiative / RLL / Mahindra Humanities Center: Found Theatre: Biodrama and Biography on the Argentine Stage


Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:30pm


CGIS South, S250

ARTS@DRCLAS / Southern Cone Initiative / RLL / Mahindra Humanities Center

A public talk by Vivi Tellas, Argentine theater director, curator and Belknap Fellow at Princeton University.

In 2009 she was a Visiting Professor for the Creative Writing Program at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at NYU. She has developed her work in Amsterdam, London, Barcelona, Sao Paulo, New York and Dublin. Some of the highlights of her career as a theater director include the staging of John Cage's Europera V and Lecture on Nothing at the Colón Opera House Buenos Aires, as well as a version of García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba in collaboration with artist Guillermo Kuitca. She is the founder of Biodrama, a revolutionary project on stage biographies. Finding theatricality outside theater has become the core of her work, and her unique vision of documentary theater has led to a series of live archives with non-professional performers: Mi mamá y mi tía (My mom and my aunt), Tres filósofos con bigotes (Three Philosophers with Mustache), Cozarinsky y su medico (Cozarinsky and his Doctor), Disc jockey, Escuela de conducción (Driving School), Mujeres guía (Guide Women), Rabbi Rabino (Coil Festival, PS122, New York, 2011), O Rabino e seu filho (The Rabbi and his Son, Sao Paulo 2012), La bruja y su hija (The Witch and her Daughter), Maruja Enamorada (Maruja in Love) and her latest piece Las Personas (The Persons).

Since April 2013, she hosts a radio show, Gualicho, conversations with artists, at the Buenos Aires University (UBA) radio station.  She is a TEDxRio de la Plata speaker 2013.


Free and open to the public