ATACAMA

Atacama

Full Circle Theater

ATACAMA

APR 20 – MAY 1, 2022

Proscenium Stage
By Augusto Federico Amador
Directed by Lara Trujillo

A play of magical realism and profound reconciliation

Run Time: approximately 90 minutes with no intermission

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Set in the landscape of Chile’s Atacama desert, this play takes you on a metaphoric quest beginning with the meeting of two strangers searching for the remains of children killed by the Pinochet regime. Chile’s history becomes an examination of the opposing choices, views, and actions that tear families and countries apart; and explores the transformative possibilities that can lead from transgression to remorse, reparation, forgiveness, and redemption — all so relevant to our world today.   

Who should you bring? Deep and passionate thinkers, people ready to grapple with the universal themes of parenting and intergenerational tensions, religious and political divides, and who want to explore pathways to transformation.

A man and a woman look up toward the stars. He has short dark hair and a rust-colored jacket. She has long dark hair and wears a rose-colored blouse.
Pedro Bayon and Lara Trujillo. Photo by LKBachman.

Dates and Showtimes

  • Wed, Apr 20, 7:30 PM – preview 
  • Thur, Apr 21, 7:30 PM – opening night
  • Fri, Apr 22, 7:30 PM
  • Sat, Apr 23, 7:30 PM
  • Sun, Apr 24, 2:00 PM – PAYA | American Sign Language (ASL)  | Audio Description | Post-show Discussion

 

  • Thur, Apr 28, 7:30 PM – PAYA | Post-show Discussion
  • Fri, Apr 29, 7:30 PM
  • Sat, Apr 30, 7:30 PM
  • Sun, May 1, 2:00 PM

Live Pre-Show Chilean Music by Ina-Yukka: April 21, 22, and 30

Watch a video conversation with the director and designers, hosted by the East Side Freedom Library.

About the Director

Lara Trujillo, Full Circle Theater Core Artist, is a vocalist, actor, educator and director, and has served as music director for productions ranging from light opera to classic musical theater. As a performer she has appeared with the Minnesota Opera; The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company; Mu Performing Arts; Chanhassen Dinner Theater; Teatro del Pueblo; Theater Latte Da; Flying Foot Forum; Mill City Summer Opera; History Theater, and the Ordway Center.

She appeared most recently in the Ordway’s production of In the Heights. Lara co-wrote Full Circle Theater Company’s initial production of Theater: A Sacred Passage. She co-directed Full Circle’s staging of 365 Days/365 Plays, in collaboration with Full Circle’s Artistic Leadership team, and directed Full Circle’s initial staged reading of Atacama in 2018. Lara appeared in Full Circle’s virtual productions of The Empathy Project and Atacama in 2021.

About the Playwright

Augusto Federico AmadorAugusto Federico Amador was born and raised in Silicon Valley and is the son of a music composer, Peruvian father and culinary chef, Austrian mother. His playwriting fellowships include: The Public Theater in NYC, The Humanitas Prize in Los Angeles, Latino Theater Alliance/L.A. and Lincoln City Fellowship in NYC.

Mr. Amador’s plays have had readings and productions across the country, including at The Public Theater in NYC, Cherry Lane Theatre NYC, Abingdon Theatre NYC, The Kennedy Center, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles Theater Center, Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe and National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

Mr. Amador is a recipient of the Disney/NBCUniversal/NHMC TV Writers Fellowship as well the prestigious Humanitas Prize New Voices Award in television writing. His screenplay “Rat Catcher” finished on the TOP 50 Nicholl Fellowship Screenplays and his plays have been finalists for the Carlo Annoni International Dramaturgical Prize, the Princess Grace Fellowship, the Terrence McNally Award, BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition, and runner-up for the National Latino Playwriting Award from the Arizona Theater Company.

To see all his plays visit https://newplayexchange.org/users/1791/augusto-amador

Tickets

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