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Circle Up Play Reading Festival: Atacama

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Join ESFL and Full Circle Theater for the First Annual Circle Up Play Reading Festival!

Written by Augusto Federico Amador
Directed by Lara Trujillo
Saturday, December 8th at 2:00pm

Atacama is about two people in Chile digging in the Atacama desert for the remains of their family members who were “disappeared” under the Pinochet military regime in the 1970’s.  It is a play about the deep pain and complicated history of that period and the process of reconciliation.  Atacama was developed through the Humanitas Prize and a recent finalist for the 2018 BBC International Playwriting Competition, runner up for the National Latino Playwriting Award, and selected for 50 Playwrights Project list of best unproduced Latino plays. It was recently selected for Steppenwolf Theatre’s “The Mix”  list of plays recommended by that company.

The mission of Full Circle Theater is to produce heartfelt, groundbreaking theater that artfully addresses issues of human nature and social justice for 21st century audiences. Full Circle Theater values theater that

Is multiracial and multicultural in its representation of life.
Is deeply inclusive of artists of color who share in the artistic vision and leadership of the company.
Reflects a deep awareness of feminist perspectives.
Incorporates intergenerational artistic collaboration.
Incorporates color conscious casting and diversity in the creative process.
Supports the development of emerging theater artists.
Powerfully engages diverse audiences and communities.

Performance schedule

Friday, December 7th at 7:30pm: Fire in the New World
Saturday, December 8th at 2:00pm: Atacama
Saturday, December 8th at 7:30pm: The Empathy Project
Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm: The Lady M Project and Glass

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East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St.
info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org and 651-230-3294


December 8
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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