PROYECTO 34ºS

ARTISTIC EXCHANGE: AFRICA-LATIN-AMERICA

Proyecto 34°S is an independent organization that produces festivals and events with a focus on contemporary performing arts and active artistic exchange and contact between the diverse peoples and cultures of Africa and Latin America. Our activities aim to foster creative relationships and dialogue between artists and audiences, as well as artistic appreciation, social consciousness and cultural understanding.

Proyecto 34ºS long-term goal is to establish a biennial festival of African theatre in Latin America and counterpart festival of Latin-American theatre in Africa.

In 2009, Proyecto 34°S was nominated in the category of Institution by the Teatro del Mundo Awards in Argentina.

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PROYECTO 34°S PRESENTS LUZ VERDE BY MIKE VAN GRAAN IN BUENOS AIRES!

Luz Verde, translated by Patricia Labastie from the original Green Man Flashing, South African winner of Proyecto 34°S 2011 edition of Theatre in Translation will be staged in Buenos Aires in November 2012. In addition to being published online and in print as part of a collection of the finalist plays, the staging of the winning play is the prize for the winning playwright. The stellar cast includes Leonora Balcarce, Verónica Mc Loughlin, Marcos Martinez, Vicente Santos and Carlos Da Silva and is directed by Joaquín Bonet.

There are only two performances this year: Tuesday 20 and 27 November, 20h30, at the El Cubo theatre in Abasto, Buenos Aires. Tickets are selling fast and are available at the theatre box office or online at http://www.alternativateatral.com/obra25878-luz-verde

The winning playwright, Mike van Graan, will attend the performance on the 27th of November and will be in Buenos Aires for a week, meeting other playwrights, seeing local theatre and presenting two public talks. For more information, email t_t@proyecto34s.com or follow updates on Facebook.

About Luz Verde / Green Man Flashing:

Green Man Flashing is a fast-paced political thriller written in a filmic style. It explores themes of personal and political violence, as well as the lengths people will go to in the name of greater political good. All this is played out against the backdrop of a young democracy still dealing with its racist history, but where violence against women is of national crisis proportions. Green Man Flashing takes on the challenge of deep moral and political questions for which there are no easy answers and provides insight into the very real themes that occupy thinking South Africans.

It is six weeks before the country's second elections in 1999.  The white personal assistant to a high profile, black government minister with an impeccable anti-apartheid struggle record, alleges that he has raped her.  Should the allegation become public, it would seriously damage the governing party in the elections. The party sends a two-member delegation to persuade the alleged victim not to go through with the charges, offering her tempting alternatives...