Direction Guillermo Calderón

Discipline Theater
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Recommended for +12
Language, Spanish with subtitles in English

In 2013, Jorge Mateluna collaborated on the play Escuela about schools for urban guerrillas in the eighties. That same year, the police arrested him a few blocks from a bank robbery and accused him of being one of the robbers. Now he is a prisoner, sentenced to 16 years in jail. However, there is clear evidence to show that the trial that led to his sentencing was flawed and unfair. The play Mateluna looks into this evidence and explores the ethical and artistic problems the theater group faced when dealing with Jorge Mateluna’s sentencing and imprisonment.

Mateluna , written and directed by Guillermo Calderón, describes the horror of injustice and how recent history has refused to honor the lives of those who fought against the dictatorship. The play was premiered in October 2016 in Berlin as part of the La estética de la Resistencia – Peter Weiss 100 festival at the Hau Hebbel Am Ufer theater.

Coproduced by the Teatro a Mil Foundation – Hau Hebbel Am Ufer Berlin


Guillermo Calderón Guillermo Calderón is a playwright and director. In Chile, he wrote and directed Neva, Diciembre, Clase, Villa, Discurso, Escuela and Mateluna, being asked to stage an English version of Neva, Villa and Discurso in the most importants stages. His productions have been performed in more than 25 countries and he have premiered Beben and Kuss in Dusseldorf, Goldrausch at the Basel Theater in Switzerland and his most recent play, B, at the Royal Court Theater in London. He co-wrote the movies Violeta se fue a los cielos by Andrés Wood and El club by Pablo Larraín, winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. He wrote the script of Neruda, also directed by Pablo Larraín.


Playwright and director Guillermo Calderón | Assistant director Ximena Sánchez | Cast María Paz González, Camila González, Carlos Ugarte, Luis Cerda, Andrea Giadach, Francisca Lewin | Set, costume and lighting designer Loreto Martínez | Producer Ximena Sánchez.

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Touring team 10 people
Rooming list 10 singles
Author Royalties 10% of the box office. ATN is the agency in charge of collecting the author royalties

Andrés García