Theatre 4 Identity is one of the many artistic movements created by the Human Rights Association “Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo”, from Argentina. Theatre 4 Identity is an international initiative to draw attention to the plight of the disappeared people of Argentina with the ultimate goal of finding the grandchildren stolen from their families as babies by the Argentinian dictatorship of 1976.
The Calder Bookshop Theatre is proud to present the UK’s first Theatre 4 Identity season following in the footsteps of Buenos Aires, Madrid and Barcelona.
Theatre 4 Identity UK sees the UK premier of four short plays ("The Photo. Impressions of a Baby Shower", "At Chou’s Drycleaners", "Betrayal of Memory" and "Vaguely Familiar") newly translated and adapted from the original Buenos Aires productions. This exciting theatrical event will be accompanied by film screenings and open debate bringing the campaign of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo to the attention of the British public.
Identity is an enormous subject that affects many people in countries around the world including the UK (as seen recently in the British film Oranges and Sunshine). Theatre 4 Identity UK hopes to attract writers that can contribute from a British perspective on the subject and create a link between all the countries where Theatre 4 Identity takes place.