By the University of Antofagasta Theater Company Directed by Jaime Lorca
Topics like contamination, centralism, immigration and life in mining towns feature in this play directed by renowned Chilean actor Jaime Lorca.
Every year, a group of people living on the outskirts of Antofagasta prepare a show to celebrate their neighborhood’s anniversary. This time, their source of inspiration is a leader who used to live there and who will serve as the basis for telling the area’s story. However, the arrival of a new member of the group - someone from Santiago who comes to work in the mines - and the secret business he has with the head of the neighborhood association unleash a conflict that will destroy the harmony in the neighborhood, which has been peaceful up to then. In this situation, the community’s real concerns are revealed: increasing immigration, contamination and intolerance in a town affected by mining. Caporal is directed by renowned actor and director Jaime Lorca, with a script by Antofagasta-born playwright and scriptwriter Rodrigo Gijón.
Cast and crew
Guest director: Jaime Lorca | Original idea by: Jaime Lorca, Rodrigo Gijón | Written by: Rodrigo Gijón |Cast: Jorge González, Ángel Lattus, Raúl Rocco, Ornella Rocco, Pamela Meneses, Sebastián Bretón, Viannis Díaz, Alejandro Durán, Christian Godoy, Roxana Khamg, Pamela Trujillo | Audio operator: Claudio Ortiz | Lighting operator: Guillermo Cortés | Technical support: Lorena Quezada and Eduardo Pérez
A key name on the Chilean stage
Founder of the Viajeinmovil company famous for its innovative pieces of puppet theater, Jaime Lorca (Chile, 1960) is a nationally and internationally renowned actor, playwright and theater director. He was one of the founders of La Troppa, won Altazor Awards in 2000 and 2004 and has toured the world with several of his pieces. He’s director of the Bellas Artes Amphitheater, the only venue in Chile dedicated to object and puppet theater.
A long and distinguished career in TV
Born in 1962, this Catholic University graduate is an actor, playwright and scriptwriter with a long and distinguished career in theater and TV. He’s taken part in Chilean series like Los Venegas, Infieles and Sudamerican Rockers, as well as being scriptwriter and creative consultant for the play Chaika, winner of the Best Play Award from the Circle of Art Critics in 2018.
Teatro Universidad de Antofagasta
University of Antofagasta Theater Company
Almost 60 years of theater in the north
Founded in 1962 by Pedro de la Barra as Teatro del Desierto and then as the University of Chile Theater Company based in Antofagasta, it took on its current name in 1981. With a history spanning more than 30 years, it’s the only professional university theater group in northern Chile. Winner of various awards in Chile, it has put on more than 120 performances and, as well as theater, has worked on reaching new audiences, holding workshops at different venues. It has also performed in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Paraguay. Today, the company is directed by Raúl Rocco Rojas.
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