For its 10th anniversary celebrations, CASA has announced that it will be joining forces with two of London’s leading off-West End theatres Southwark Playhouse and Arcola Theatre to present eight weeks of Latin American theatre and culture from the 3rd September.
The festival will open with Sergio Blanco’s highly-acclaimed Thebes Land, playing at the Arcola Theatre from the 6th September until the 7th October , leading the way for the season of four acclaimed international shows and three new works by UK-based Latin American artists at Southwark Playhouse.
Also included in the programme will be a new verbatim piece about violence against Brazilian women and girls who live in the UK, a new theatre show about Peru and its food, and an eight-week festival of play readings of Latin America’s most exciting contemporary voices.
Talking about the festival Daniel Goldman, Artistic Director of CASA said: “I founded CASA in 2007 to build bridges between two incredible theatre cultures. The importance of international festivals that push our cultural boundaries has never been greater… We are delighted that we are celebrating our 10th year anniversary CASA 2017 at two of London’s finest Off West End theatres and we can’t wait to share this outstanding theatre programme with our existing audiences and new faces.”
The line up at the Southwark Playhouse is set to include productions of: Otelo , Osmo and The Only Thing a Great Actress Needs is a Great Play and the Desire to Succeed . The theatre will also be presenting three brand new pieces of work by three of the UK’s most exciting artists of Latin American heritage as part of UK week.
The CASA Latin American Festival will take place between the 3rd September until the 29th October. For more information visit: http://casafestival.org.uk/