The unPatriotic Act: Homeland Insecurities (2007) Photo/Foto: Marlène Ramírez-Cancio
  • Title: The unPatriotic Act: Homeland Insecurities
  • Alternate Title: Inseguridades de la seguridad nacional
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:49:35
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Date: 14 Jun 2007
  • Location: Performed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 14, 2007, as part of the Sixth Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Corpolíticas en las Ámericas / Body Politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Susana Cook, performer ; Guillermo Gómez-Peña, guest performer.
  • Credits: Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer ; Centro Cultural Recoleta, producer ; Susana Cook, creator ; Julián Mesri, original music ; Anurima Banerji, lighting design ; Gray Wetzler, videographer.

The unPatriotic Act: Homeland Insecurities (2007)

Video documentation of Susana Cook's "The unPatriotic Act: Homeland inSecurities," performed 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." Susana Cook ( is an Argentinean-born, New York-based political theater worker. Since 1991, she presented more than 16 original shows in NY. During the 1980s, she presented her pieces at the Centro Parakultural in Buenos Aires. "The unPatriotic Act: Homeland inSecurities" is a solo performance on the spectacles of nationalism and homophobia that combines political satire and dark humor to unveil the links between the horrors unleashed by the repressive military dictatorship in Argentina and the current Bush regime in the United States.

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