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Mixing video art and a sculptural stage environment with piercingly poetic text, this Mexico-City collective blurs the line between fiction and reality, using multimedia productions as mechanisms to link work and life and give voice to overlooked moments in social and political history. With movement and text, performer Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez depicts a man’s social experiment, in which he mysteriously appears as a new resident of a neighborhood with a new sweatshop job and a secret history. What does democracy mean in Mexico today for some 50 million people living on the minimum wage? What do we expect from democracy today? What do we expect from politics beyond democracy?
Written by: Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol
Directed by: Lázaro Gabino Rodriguez and Luisa Pardo
Cast: Lázaro Gabino Rodriguez
Based on texts and ideas by Andrés Solano, Arnoldo Galvez Suarez, Martin Caparros and Gunter Walraff.
Lighting design: Sergio Lopez Vigueras
Set design: Pedro Pizarro
Sound design: Juan Leduc
Video: Chantal Peñalosa and Carlos Gamboa
Artistic Collaborator: Francisco Barreiro
CLATA is a part of a growing coalition of performing arts venues and producers across Chicagoland that have agreed upon Covid-19 Vaccination and Mask Requirements for audiences through the end of 2021. This unified COVID-19 protection protocol will be in effect for indoor productions, requiring audience members to provide proof of vaccination or negative test certification upon entry and to wear masks.