Director: Jorge Iván Grisales
Playwright: Jorge Iván Grisales
Institution: Universidad de Antioquia
Venue: Univalle Theatre - Aud. 4
Time: May 20, 2015
Event: ATEC 9th International Forum
Jorge Ivan Grisales is a poet, actor, playwright and theatre director. A journalist, he has specialized in: Drama (University of Antioquia), Scenic Voice (ENAD District University of Bogota), Master's in Playwriting and Directing (U. of A.) Co-founder and member of Medellin Arts Workshop (1976). With his stage productions and performance she has toured Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba and Spain. He has published The Blind Swimmer Verses (1997); A Method for Mastering the Stage Voice, From Voice Memory to the Image of the Word (2006). On social issues he has published The Dramaturgy of the Social Event, Best Regards From Mom! Angie Forever Dead or the Pig's Nightmare; The Dramaturgy of the Social Event II, Searching for my Bones. Playwright and director in: Instincts and Displaced Persons, among others. Assistant director, voice and body in Antigone, Ismene, Polynices and other Siblings directed by Farley Velasquez and produced by the Department of Theatre at the U. of A. (2009).
The Courtyard is a play that proposes a theatre laboratory, a dramaturgy of the social event whose central concept is the dramaturgy of the actor. It is a collective creation on the universe of the women and men in the armed conflict, using references taken from the actual experiences, distant or close, of the actors. The play takes place in a courtyard, where the archetypal human drama establishes and supports its intimacy. There, a woman calls the wandering spirits of the exiles and the missing from the armed conflict. Joining together, one by one, the bones she has found, she gives them life for an instant to tell their stories, before letting them make their final journey. The story is told so that the living don't repeat the events that make us so miserable.