Interview with Roberto Gutiérrez Varea and Violeta Luna (2007)

Interview with Roberto Gutiérrez Varea and Violeta Luna of Secos y Mojados, conducted by Sarah Townsend as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina under the title CORPOLÍTICAS en las Américas: Formaciones de Raza, Clase y Género / Body Politics in the Americas: Formations of Race, Class and Gender


Secos y Mojados is a Latino performance collective co-founded by Violeta Luna (Mexico), Víctor Cartagena (El Salvador), David Molina (Argelia/El Salvador) and its director, Roberto G. Varea (Argentina). The collective is based in San Francisco, California (USA).

Roberto Varea (director) was born in Argentina and lives in San Francisco, California, United States, since 1992. His work focuses on issues of performance and its relationship to state violence and resistance movements.

Violeta Luna is an actress and a performance artist. She obtained her graduate degree in Acting from the Centro Universitario de Teatro in Mexico City. Since 1998 she has been an associate artist of La Pocha Nostra under the direction of Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Her current work explores the relationship between theater, performance, and community engagement.

Background Information
  • TItle: Interview with Roberto Gutiérrez Varea and Violeta Luna
  • Alternate Title: Interview with Secos y Mojados (Roberto Gutiérrez Varea & Violeta Luna)
  • Date: 16 June 2007
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Interviewee: Roberto Gutiérrez Varea and Violeta Luna
  • Interviewer: Sarah Townsend
  • Duration: 00:17:07
  • Language: Spanish
back to top