Karina Casiano


Photo/Foto: Cristhian Ávila

ROOTLESS: La No-Nostalgia

ROOTLESS: La No-Nostalgia is a bold bilingual cabaret about migration. Karina Casiano plays a confused immigrant who begins to forget her past, her accent and even her gender after years of living away from her homeland. The foreigner shares her dilemma with the audience through music, as she confesses the transformation that exile has provoked in her and ponders her desire not to return.


Karina Casiano is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, she has worked in theater in New York, Spain and South America. In 1999, Casiano premiered her first one-woman show, Qué me trajiste: Cabaret Boricua. In 2000, she presented her second solo show, Colonia 2007 o el cabaret de los días terribles. In 2006, she premiered her first full-cast, site-specific play, Silence Is Health and, in 2008, Casiano produced her third solo work, the theatrical concert about migration, Rootless: La No-Nostalgia.

Background Information
  • Encuentro location (Bogotá): Mapa Teatro
  • Date: August 22, 24, 26, 27, 28
  • Country: Puerto Rico
Video edited by Victor Bautista
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