Divine Preludes: "Mateluna"

21 November 2017

In 2013, Jorge Mateluna collaborated on the play "Escuela” about schools for urban guerrillas in the 80s. That same year, the police arrested him a few blocks from a bank robbery and accused him of being one of the robbers. Now he is a prisoner, sentenced to 16 years in jail. However, there is clear evidence to show that the trial that led to his sentencing was flawed and unfair. The play ”Mateluna” looks into this evidence and explores the ethical and artistic problems the theater group faced when dealing with Jorge Mateluna’s sentencing and imprisonment.” 

"Mateluna”, written and directed by Guillermo Calderón, describes the horror of injustice and how recent history has refused to honor the lives of those who fought against the dictatorship. The play premiered in October 2016 in Berlin as part of the The Aesthetics of Resistance - Peter Weiss 100 Festival at the Hau Hebbel Am Ufer theater.

Directed by/Script by Guillermo Calderón 

Set design/Costumes/Lighting design by Loreto Martínez 

Assistant Director: Ximena Sánchez 

Cast: María Paz González, Camila González, Juan Pablo Troncoso, Luis Cerda, Andrea Giadach, Francisca Lewin 

Running time: 90 min. (no intermission)

Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin – Fundación Teatro a Mil – Mario Matos Teatro Municipal, Lizbona

Producer: Ximena Sánchez 

Commissioned by HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin

Co-production:  HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin –  Fundación Teatro a Mil – Mario Matos Teatro Municipal, Lisbon

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation within “The Aesthetics of Resistance – Peter Weiss 100“, a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin