Homodramaticus, originally written by an Argentinean dramatist, is restaged in the artists’ production as an interdisciplinary performance, including a live video and soundscape by video artist Shige Moriya and composer Grundik Kasyansky. In the 1960s, Adellach had a clear political and theatrical objective concerning the Argentinean dictatorship, the war, and the constrained structures of Latin American theater at that time, while also considering the universal human drama. Now, other wars are going on around the world, theatrical structures are already broken, and thus the anecdote is still relevant. Homodramaticus questions the ambivalence of human nature itself and transports the theatrical conflict directly to the body of the actors.
Performance co-conceived, directed, and designed by
Shige Moriya, Ximena Garnica
Spanish Repertory Theater, 2005
Performed by the LEIMAY Ensemble:
Ana Crouseilles, Ximena Garnica*, Juan Merchan, Hiromi Iuchi, Ignacio Vera
Documentation Images: Piotr Redlinski
The Van Lier Directing Fellowship Production of Homodramaticus is presented by Repertorio Español at the Festival for young directors funded by The New York Community Trust, The Edward and Sally van Lier Fund, The Oakley L. and Ethel Witherspoon Alexander Fund.
Grundik Igor Kasyansky (sound composition), Marc Ates (additional lighting design), Ximena Garnica, Juan Merchan (dramaturgy), Catherine Wilenchek (costume fabrication)
*Core Ensemble Member