Direction Mariano Tenconi
Director and p laywright Mariano Tenconi Blanco
Duration 80 min.
Recommended for +13
It is 2068 and the Third World War has just ended. As opposed to what was originally thought, the conflict lasted many years and the great world powers were devastated. In the midst of this global lack of leadership, the countries in South America experience a silent economic upturn. To consolidate this supremacy, South America decides to turn its destiny around by becoming an important, independent continent through space travel.
Astronautas is the story of the first expedition into space led by two women: a Chilean and an Argentine. A South American space odyssey in which taking over another planet is the only way to save the continent. A dystopic interstellar story, a piece about spaceships played out in a theater, a group of countries looking for revenge, one utopia on top of another. Brought to the stage by the Teatro Futuro company, this performance is an Argentine-Chilean co-production that had its world premiere in January 2018 as part of the Santiago a Mil International Festival.
Mariano Tenconi Mariano Tenconi Blanco (Buenos Aires, 1982) is a writer, playwright and theater director, one of the leading examples of off-stage Argentine theater. His work has been presented in different countries, with La fiera (2013) being the most internationally toured. He has also tried his hand at opera as régisseur of La Libertad Total and Le Malentendu, which was presented at the Teatro Colón’s Experimental Center. In 2016, he was selected as a participant in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, the most prestigious writing program in the world. Among other honors, he won the Germán Rozenmacher award for New Playwrights (2015) and came first in the 18th version of the National Institute of Theater’s National Competition for Theater Plays (2016).
Written and directed by Mariano Tenconi Blanco | Cast Paula Zuñiga and Claudia Cantero | Original score Ian Shifres | Producer Carolina Castro | Co-produced by the Teatro Futuro Company, the Third of February National University (UNTREF) and the Teatro a Mil Foundation