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 KALEIDOSCOPE CULTURAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: ROBERTO SÁNCHEZ PIÉROLA 

 

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KALEIDOSCOPE CULTURAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: ROBERTO SÁNCHEZ PIÉROLA

April 21 – May 3, 2014

The Kaleidoscope Arts Festival welcomes playwright, poet, and performance artist Roberto Sánchez Piérola of Lima, Peru as its 2014 Cultural Artist in Residence. All events are free and open to the public. Master classes require pre-registration, and preference will be given to SRU students with previous theatre experience.

Roberto Sánchez Piérola has served as the professor of “Stage Directing” and “Analysis of Scenic Discourse” in the School of Scenic Arts of the Universidad Científica del Sur, since 2010. He has been professor of “Theatre and Literary Scripts”, “Monographic Seminar” (Contemporary Theatre Movements) and “Peruvian Poetry” in the Literature School of the Universidad de San Marcos. Founder of the theatre group CUER2. Roberto Sánchez Piérola is the author of eleven plays, all of them directed by himself.

Before forming CUER2, he directed, amongst others, “Busca un nombre en el silencio”, published in the anthology “Dramaturgia Peruana” edited by the Purdue University Calumet in 1999, and winner of the first prize of the Second Peruvian - North American Theatre Festival in 1997.

With CUER2, he directed “Víctimas”, winner of the First San Marcos University Theatre Festival (1999), “Seguros” (published in the “Dedo Crítico” magazine #7, 2000 and #10, 2004), finalist of the Seventh Peruvian - North American Theatre Festival in 2004, and “Sobre el encierro y debajo” (published in the “Muestra” magazine #11, 2003), amongst others.

Four of his plays have been performed in tours and international theatre festivals in Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and the USA. He participated in “Webs We Weave”, a play writing project organized by the BC and the Royal Court Theatre London. He directed the Lima-based British Theatre Group The Good Companions and has participated in Theatre Congresses. He was the director of the Literature Magazine “Dedo Crítico” and has published three books of poetry. His fourth book of poems (unpublished) won a Poetry Contest in 2005.

Please contact Colleen Reilly, 724.738.4586 or colleen.reilly@sru.edu for additional workshop information.

Co-sponsored by the International Arts and Culture Series, the Hispanic Latino Culture Series, and the department of Theatre.

Artist Lecture with Roberto Sánchez Piérola, “Peruvian Film and Culture”

April 22, 6:30 p.m.

Vincent Science Center 105

Master Class with

Roberto Sánchez Piérola

“Practical Workshops from the Idea to the Stage”

April 26, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

University Union Acting Studio

Pre-registration required

UnCommon Hour Lecture with Roberto Sánchez Piérola

“Testimony: A Presentation of

Independent Theatre Group Cuer2 from Lima, Peru”

April 29, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

BSB 111

Master Class with

Roberto Sánchez Piérola

“Practical Workshops from the Idea to the Stage”

May 3, 10 a.m–6 p.m

University Union Acting Studio

Pre-registration required

Artist Reception with

Roberto Sánchez Piérola

May 3, 7 p.m.

Alumni House