Romina Paula, Gerhard Meister

4 D
UA: Februar 2011 · Espacio Callejón, Buenos Aires
"Rosa was born in Argentina. She has lived there all her life. Rosa's mother died. Rosa does not know her father. The only thing she possesses from him are a few photo slides. He is probably a German. Rosa is considering the possibility of looking for this man, to get to know him. Rosa has never been to Europe, and neither have Bárbara, Evangelina and Raquel. All that they know of the First World is what they have heard somewhere. Or read. Now they intend to give Rosa advice. Is there such a thing as belonging? Is it possible to have roots and an inheritance? Is there an older and more stable First World? In no case, however, can there be a space which is free of discourse. And when the earth belongs to the Father (Fatherland), language belongs to the Mother." (Romina Paula)

"This play is about the images and ideas that we have about ourselves and about strangers. The stranger is longed for and feared, he is both daydream and nightmare. But what do we know about ourselves and and about strangers? To what extent do these images and ideas refer to a truth that is hidden, and to what extent do they produce this truth? In a kind of laboratory situation, four women go on a research trip that confronts them with such pictures and stories. At the center is Rosa Tureo, a young Argentinian in search of her German father, whom she has never seen before." (Gerhard Meister)

The play was created within the framework of DRAMATURGIAS CRUZADAS (directed by Erik Altorfer and Hartmut Becher), with the support of the Swiss Cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia and the Goethe Institute in Buenos Aires. The workshop production of the preliminary version took place in Espacio Callejón in Buenos Aires on 6 September 2010 and was directed by Romina Paula.