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  • Title: Mujeres en trance de viaje
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:32:45
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1989
  • Location: Teatro La Mama, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Type-Format: play
  • Cast: Lucy Bolaños (protagonist), Claudia Morales (protagonist), Pilar Restrepo (protagonist), Valentina Vivas (protagonist).
  • Credits: Teatro La Máscara, producer ; Patricia Ariza, director, texts ; Eduardo Galeano ('Sobre las Brujas de Salem'), Rigoberta Menchú, texts ; Lola Luna, Clara Riasco, videographers ; Lucy Bolaños, costume design ; Pedro Alcántara, set design ; Harry Bernal, lighting design ; Julián Rodríguez, Harold Henao, music ; Pedro Rey, photography.

Mujeres en trance de viaje (1989)

Theater piece by Teatro La Máscara on political violence and displaced people in Colombia. Four women from all walks of life (a peasant, a bourgeoisie, an actress, a security guard) meet at a bus station, fleeing from the war for diverse reasons. Created collaboratively (at a time when both La Máscara members and theater director Patricia Ariza migrated, fleeing from political persecution in their native Colombia), the piece blends personal stories, fictional characters, and texts by Eduardo Galeano, Rigoberta Menchú and Patricia Ariza, in order to portray how the violence populating the regions of past and present passes on tormented memories, throwing the characters unto a place of encounters and departures, a place where dialogue is implausible, impossible, amongst torn and fragmented personal and collective histories. Haunted by their inner ghosts, the characters confront an adverse world in which they recognize, reinvent, and forget themselves.