Director: Sebastián Farfán
Playwright: Lola Arias
Institution: Francisco Jose de Caldas District University - Higher Academy of Theatre Arts (ASAB)
Venue: Univalle Theatre - Aud. 4
Time: 16:00, May 21, 2015
Event: ATEC 9th International Forum
Sebastián Farfán is an eighth-semester student of Performing Arts at the Faculty of Arts-ASAB with an emphasis in Theatre Direction. During his training, he has worked with teachers such as Dubian Dario Gallego, Ignacio Rodriguez, Jose Assad, Sebastian Illera, Arley Ospina Navas and others. He performed in the play Hispanics potpourri and directed Love is a Sniper. He is also the leader of the playwriting research group at the Faculty of Arts-ASAB.
Love is a Sniper is a musical which uses Russian Roulette to evoke the pains that human beings take to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from achieving love. Participants who choose to play must follow the rules proposed by the referee (an eleven-year-old girl) and openly confess their quarrels and disillusionments surrounding their experiences of heartbreak; this in order to earn a chance at the final draw, when only one of them will die by the bullet and win the game. The work is a statement on what Barthes once claimed about the figure of the lover: "The lover, in fact, cannot keep his mind from racing, taking new measures, and plotting against himself. His discourse exists only in outbursts of language, which occur at the whim of trivial, of aleatory circumstances." This frenzy of the language of lovers is captured in a series of speeches that make up the spirit of the work.