One of Latin America’s most important and prolific writers, Griselda Gambaro has Information for Foreigners is a drama of disappearance, an experimental. Information for foreigners: three plays. Front Cover. Griselda Gambaro. Northwestern University Press, Mar information. QR code for Information for foreigners. Information for Foreigners by Griselda Gambaro – book cover, description, publication history.

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Information for Foreigners

RSS feed for comments on this post. In witnessing such crimes, voyeurism becomes passivity and inaction, and the audience is gambaroo to suspend disbelief and process the actions performed in front of them. In Scene 11, the two tour guides once again interact with each other. Was it the idea of inevitability or fear that stopped people from acting in Argentina?

Can it be stopped? You are commenting using your WordPress. This section is in constant transition, but I will update it as necessary. The guard sends them all out. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Email required Address never made public. Behind intormation translucent screen is a table and a group of prostitutes.

Notify me of new comments via email. This confusion and confinement of action is vividly reminiscent of the Argentine history, and places the audience right in the core of the predicament.

Information For Foreigners

Although I was born 4 years after the fall of the regime, and therefore I have not experienced it directly, my identity was formed as a result of the transition from a totalitarian regime to democracy, a process that has not been completed, even after 24 years. The guide leads the group out saying they entered the wrong room and will go foreiyners. A girl lying on a bed sits up and foriegners a monologue about how she wishes to die quietly and peacefully.


You are commenting using your Facebook account. As the group is about to leave the room, an usherette comes in with a tray of wine offering it to the guests and assuring them there is no charge. They don’t seem to see the child monster. Who will stop it? Scene 19 There are prisoners “heavily made up with false eyelashes and lots of Rouge” handcuffed next to a wall.

The setting evokes the spaces used for detention and torture — residential houses — and, in doing so infor,ation the boundaries of the public space versus the private space. Living in tabla sudlon 1 cebu city Scene 1 The group enters a dark room. The music ends and the screen is lowered. The Interactive and site-specific nature of Information For Foreigners “forces its audience to engage the subtle interinvolvement between theater and the theater of state terrorism.

Northwestern Univ Press Amazon. The other Guide tells him they must hurry into the next room, for if they miss the beginning they won’t understand anything.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. You are commenting using your WordPress. The children sing and play “Anton Pirulero. Retrieved from ” https: Uncategorized on October 3, at 7: The idea of public secrets means the acknowledgment of something that is happening, yet keeping silent about such events in order to avoid confronting the reality; the reality in which by keeping silent we become accomplices and contributors to the enforcement of terror.

Police come and kill the man and drag them both off. Personally, I applaud Gambaro for her dedication to her own identity as an Argentine, and I honestly think that it is one of the best theater performances I have encountered so far. It is episodic, fractured and there are no clear arcs in any of the scenes.


An old woman comes in and asks to see her son. Hello, I’m Kate Marcus, and welcome to my blog.

Northwestern University PressMar 1, – Drama – pages. You are commenting using your Facebook account. They find a woman that the shoe belongs to who recites a poem. They begin to fight, and it escalates. Her work fully embodies the psychic ifnormation of the country, the state in which everyone is aware of the self-inflicted terrorism, yet no one speaks about it, and thus perpetuates inaction and conformity.

Information for Foreigners by Griselda Gambaro

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Thus, he is rendered as both active participant and inactive spectator. He is then is killed by the “child monster” with a finger handgun. While theater in itself is not torture, foreingers aim is to let the spectator experience pain, but from a distanced perspective, so that it can be understood.

Northwestern University Press- Drama – pages. Email required Address never made public. Scene 16 The guide tries to enter a room, but the men inside won’t let him enter saying they are still rehearsing. The experiment was conducted in the United States, as well as Germany.

He accuses the wet girl of drawing it, accuses her of lying, and berates her lack of virginity. Then a gunshot is heard in the next room. In the same way that I believe Pope L.