Shrader Workshop Series
Graduate Student Workshop:
Information for Foreigners
By Griselda Gambaro
Directed by Guest Director Anne Kelly (Switchboard Operations)
Movement Direction by Holly Jaycox
ABOUT THE PLAY
“A guided tour through the places of repression and indignity.”
We invite you to experience the groundbreaking site-specific work of Argentina’s most celebrated playwright.
This is a graduate student workshop led by Nathan McWilliams (First-year MFA candidate in Sound Design), in collaboration with his professional colleague, Anne Kelly (Switchboard Operations), who will serve as guest director of the workshop. Purdue faculty advisers include Holly Jaycox (Continuing Lecturer, Dance) and Rick Thomas, Professor of Sound Design, Theatre).
Griselda Gambaro completed Information For Foreigners in 1973, foreshadowing the events of the Dirty War in Argentina, where 30,000 Argentines were disappeared by the military dictatorship. The piece is site-specific; Gambaro wrote it to be staged and performed in a vacant house, with "tour guide" characters leading the audience in multiple groups to witness scenes in the various rooms. This groundbreaking format initially drew us to explore the piece -- but the content and subject matter now seems even more timely and vital to share with an American audience.
Information For Foreigners is a play that tackles the subject of state terrorism. Griselda Gambaro wrote the play during a period of intense political unrest in Argentina. Physical violence, sexual violence, and abduction are depicted in the play. We do not recommend the piece for those under 18 years of age. Additionally, due to the site-specific nature of the piece, the audience will be asked to stand or walk for approximately 90 minutes.
TICKETS ARE LIMITED TO 30 SLOTS PER SHOWING. PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE.
This workshop is presented as part of the Shrader Workshop Series.
Pao Hall, 2nd Floor
Wednesday. April 24, 2019 | 8:00 PM
Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 8:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 2019 | 8:00 PM