Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas

Mariano Pensotti: Cineastas

 "A marvel of theatrical wit and ingenuity.”

— The New York Times 

 

"A tour de force in which fiction and reality converge."

— British Theatre Guide

Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.

This masterful work of inventive stagecraft and incisive writing tells the story of four filmmakers in Buenos Aires who are each starting a new project, not knowing that the creative process will change their lives forever. Mariano Pensotti‘s “filmic drama” is performed by a handful of actors seamlessly switching characters on an elaborate split-screen set that allows for fluid shifting between the characters’ lives and the films being shot. This critically acclaimed conceptual collision of art and life ingeniously adapts cinematic techniques for the stage—flashback, montage, cross-cuts, voice-over—to tell compelling stories of love, loss, joy, and despair. REDCAT introduced virtuoso director Pensotti on his first US tour with El Pasado es un Animal Grotesco (The Past is a Grotesque Animal) in 2012.

 

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Esta obra maestra de escritura incisiva e ingeniosa puesta en escena, narra la historia de cuatro cineastas en Buenos Aires; cada uno de ellos está a punto de iniciar un nuevo proyecto, sin saber que este proceso creativo cambiará sus vidas para siempre. Un grupo de actores que desempeñan diferentes papeles, escenifica este "drama fílmico" de Mariano Pensotti a partir de un escenario que funciona como una doble pantalla, permitiendo que se alternen las vidas de los personajes y el rodaje de las películas. Esta críticamente aclamada colisión conceptual entre vida y arte, adapta ingeniosamente técnicas cinemáticas dentro del espacio escénico—flash back, montaje, montaje paralelo, voz en off— para narrar persuasivas historias de amor, pérdida, alegría y desesperación. En 2012, REDCAT presentó al virtuoso director Mariano Pensotti en su primera gira estadounidense, con su obra El pasado es un animal grotesco.

This tour of Cineastas is supported by Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

This engagement of Mariano Pensotti is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. Additional support provided by El Cultural San Martin and Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Associated Images: 

Date/TimeGM/STCA
THU 2/12
8:30 pm
$20$16$10
FRI 2/13
8:30 pm
$20$16$10
SAT 2/14
8:30 pm
$30$24 $15
SUN 2/15
3:00 pm
$30$24 $15
WED 2/18
8:30 pm
$20$16 $10 
THU 2/19
8:30 pm
$20 $16 $10 
FRI 2/20
8:30 pm
$20 $16 $10 
SAT 2/21
8:30 pm
$30 $24 $15 

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff