Under Jorge Videla’s dictatorship in Argentina, in 1976-81, Marta Cocco was among the founders of the Cultural Movement Against the Dictatorship and the Workshop of Theatrical Investigation. These organisations used theatrical performance to resist repression. Marta will start the meeting with a short talk about this experience, followed by questions and discussion. All welcome.
Marta is the author of The Workshop of Theatrical Investigation: political and artistic action under Argentina’s last military dictatorship (Taller de Investigaciones Teatrales: Acción política y artística bajo la última dictadura militar (Buenos Aires: Isla de la Luna, 2017)). In recent years Marta formed a Theatrical Workshop for Political Investigation, working in a similar tradition, in Italy. Its performances included Antigone Furiosa, an adaptation of Sophocles’s Antigone about the struggle of women against the state, by Griselda Gambaro; Break the Borders, worked on with refugees; and It can’t continue like this any more, against war and homophobia.
The photo is of an event held by the Workshop of Theatrical Investigation in 1979, under the dictatorship.
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