In My life after six Argentinian actors born in the 70’s and early 80’s reconstruct their parents youth from photos, letters, tapes, used clothes, stories, dim memories. Who were my parents when was I born? What was Argentina like before I learned to speak? How many versions are there about what happened before I existed or when I was so young that I can’t remember?
Each actor reconstructs scenes from the past in order to understand something from their future. As if they were their parents’ stunt doubles, they put on their clothes and try to represent their lives.
Carla reconstructs the conflicting versions about the death of her father, who was a sergeant in the People’s Revolutionary Army (ERP).Vanina looks at her childhood photos again trying to understand what her father did as an intelligence officer. Blas puts on his father’s cassock to represent his life at the seminary. Mariano listens again to the tapes left by his father, who wrote a column about cars and was a member of Juventud Peronista, the Peronist Youth. Pablo relives the days of his father as a clerk in a bank taken over by the military government. Liza revisits the circumstances when her parents left Argentina and went into exile.
My life after operates around the borders of reality and fiction, the encounter of two generations, the intersection of national history and private stories.
Performers: Blas Arrese Igor, Liza Casullo, Carla Crespo, Vanina Falco, Pablo Lugones, Mariano Speratti, Moreno e Ismael Speratti da Cunha
Written and directed by Lola Arias with the collaboration and original material supplied by the actors.
Dramaturgy: Sofía Medici
Music: Ulises Conti and Liza casullo (with colaboration of Lola Arias)
Set desing: Ariel Vacaro.
Choreography: Luciana Acuña
Video: Marcos Medici.
Light design: Gonzalo Córdova
Costume design: Jazmín Berakha.
History Advisory: Gonzalo Aguilar
Photos: Lorena Fernández.
Production: Gustavo Kotik.
Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires, steirischer herbst, Theater Spektakel Zurich, International Summer Festival Kampnagel Hamburg, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival and Grand Theatre Groningen.
With the special support of:
BIT Teatergarasjen, Spielart Festival and Goethe Institute
The play was performed in more than 22 theaters and international festivals: International Summer Festival Hamburg/ Theater Spektakle Zurich/ Noordezon Performing Arts Festival Groningen/ Sterischer Herbst Festival Graz/ BIT Theater Garasjen Bergen/ Spielart Festival Munich/ Theater am Kirchplatz (TAK) Lichtestein/ HAU Berlin/, Radicals. Teatre Lliure. Barcelona/ Extra. Theatre Bonlieu. Annecy/Transversales, México DF/ FIAC, León, Guanajuato/ ArtCena Festival, Río de Janeiro/ Frankfurt Messe (Feria del Libro Frankfurt 2010), Frankfurt/ FIAC, Festival Internacional de Artes Escénicas de Bahía/ Salvador de Bahía, Brasil/ TACEC, Teatro Argentino de La Plata/ FITAM, Festival Internacional de Teatro Santiago a Mil, Santiago de Chile/ FIDAE, Festival Internacional de Montevideo/ Theâtre de Cornouaille, Quimper/ Theatre de la Ville. Paris/ , Festival Internacional de Teatro de Río Preto/ Festival Cena Contemporánea de Brasilia.