Interview with Vivian Martínez Tabares, conducted by Mila Aponte-González, during the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia under the title Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas. This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship. In this interview, Vivian Martínez Tabares talks about her take on how her particular performance-related work makes a political intervention in the public sphere.
Vivian Martínez Tabares is a Cuban critic, researcher, editor, and professor, whose work has been compiled in critical anthologies, and she has collaborated in specialized publications in the Americas and Europe. She directs the journal on Latin American Theatre Conjunto, and has recently published a compilation of her reviews in Pensar el teatro en voz alta (To Think on Theatre Aloud). She is presently Cultural Attaché of Cuba in Mexico.