The Ph.D. Program in Theatre and the DTSA

 invite you to attend


Guest Lecture

Symbols of Resistance: 
The Legacy of Artists Under Pinochet


Joanne Pottlitzer 


Joanne Pottlitzer, a two-time Obie Award recipient, is a freelance playwright and theatre director who has produced many Latin American plays in New York. In 1966 she founded TOLA (Theatre of Latin America, Inc.), a New York-based nonprofit organization that pioneered artistic exchange between the U.S. and Latin America. Her translations of plays by Mario Vargas Llosa, Marco Antonio de la Parra, Griselda Gámbaro and José Triana have been produced in New York and around the country, and she has taught courses on Latin American theatre at Yale School of Drama, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Hunter College, among others. Ms. Pottlitzer is the recipient of two senior Fulbright awards to Chile. Her lecture is based on her forthcoming book, Symbols of Resistance: The Legacy of Artists under Pinochet, about the influence of artists on the political process. In her talk, Pottlitzer capsulizes memories of theatre and music artists and members of the avanzada visual arts movement during 17 years of dictatorship in Chile, 1973-1990, and their strategies to create change.  


Thursday, April 19, 2012

4:15 PM

Theatre Program Green Room

(Room 3111)


Sponsored by a grant from the Doctoral Students' Council