Dublin Theatre Festival Zoo
How much of what is said is valuable and how much is a fantasy and a lie?
Dublin Theatre Festival Zoo is put on by one of the most highly regarded young theatre groups in Chile, Teatro de Chile develop creative processes driven by experimentation and investigation. In Zoo, they construct a unique ethnic group and its complete worldview as two scientists present their astonishing lifetime discovery: the last two Tzoolkman people, found 18 months ago.
Obsessed with the idea of having to preserve the Tzoolkman culture they face an insurmountable problem: how can they preserve a culture when its central feature is the need to imitate as a way to survive?
Zoo explores the problematic notion of the production of knowledge by examining the most common academic performance format: the lecture. How much of what is said is valuable and how much is a fantasy and a lie? Does it even matter if we know?
- Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.*
- Co-production: Festival Teatro a Mil and Festival Internacional Buenos Aires.
- *In surtitled performances an English-language translation of the dialogue is projected as captions onto a screen above the stage