Dramaturgia Guillermo Calderón

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

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 Playwright and director who has written and directed Neva, Diciembre, Clase, Villa, Discurso, Escuela and recently Mateluna in Chile. His productions have been performed in more than 25 countries and he was asked to premiere the plays Beben and Kussen at the Dusseldorf theater, as well as being invited to ...


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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