L'UQAM, Montreal
Friday, March 20th at 5-30pm
"Satire as a Feminist Strategy" - a talk by Susana Cook

Written and performed by Susana Cook, with sound design by Julian Mesri.

The Fury of the Gods is an exercise in pop blasphemy. An ecclesiastical experiment in heathenism. A sharp, biting satire that skewers the sacred. Written during the dark era of Bush’s government and the ascent of the right-wing theocracy in the US. this performance looks at and satirizes the center from the point of view of the periphery, by claiming a right to self-representation onstage.

“La Teatralidad del Género”
Fecha: Lunes 30 de marzo, Martes 31 de marzo, Miércoles 1 de abril
Lugar: Sala Mandrágora - CCE
Horario: 9h00 a 12h00

Función Oficial La Furia de los Dioses
Fecha: Martes 31 de marzo
Lugar: Teatro Variedades
Ciudad: Quito
Hora: 20h00

Función Espacio Alternativo La Furia de los Dioses
Fecha: Jueves 2 de abril
Lugar: Cárcel de Mujeres
Hora: 10h00

Realización de un taller abierto de 1 día:
“La Teatralidad del Género”
Lugar: Centro Cultural Eugenia Mera
Ciudad: Ambato
Hora: 17h00

Función Extensión La Furia de los Dioses
Fecha: Viernes 3 de abril
Lugar: Centro Cultural Eugenia Mera
Ciudad: Ambato
Hora: 19h30


December 1st, 2008

NoPassport theatre alliance & press in collaboration with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents HIBERNATING RATTLESNAKES: An Evening of Excerpts from and Short Works for Performance, moderated by Ephraim Lopez, written and read by Mando Alvarado, Alex Beech, Susana Cook, Migdalia Cruz, Randy Gener, Jason Grote, Alejandro Morales, Saviana Stanescu, Caridad Svich and Michael Tisdale.

December 1st, 2008
Doors open 7 PM
Event begins 7:30 PM
Suggested Donations: $10 at the door.
@ Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East 3rd Street (bet B & C), NYC

NoPassport is an unincorporated Pan-American theatre alliance & press devoted to expressions of diversity and difference in the arts.

I Think of you when I
Thursday, June 19th, 7-9pm
I think of you when I is a one-night-only program of diverse performances by, for, and about queer women from the disciplines of performance art, theater, dance, film and video. These short pieces span the breadth and explore the depth of queer experience in both subtle and overt ways. Some artists are drag kings, some are lesbian icons, some are superheroes, some are two-dimensional, some are not women. The night will be emceed by Murray Hill and drag king, Dred.
Artists include: J. Bob Alotta, Lily Baldwin, Susana Cook, J. Dellecave, Dynasty Handbag, Erin Markey, Tara Mateik, Sofia Varino and The Hungry Hearts and Yalinidream.

I think of you when I is a presented in conjunction with Pink & Bent: Art of
Queer Women, a show of visual art currently on view at Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation.

Opening reception at 6:30.
Show starts at 7.
$8 suggested donation for the performers at the door (no turned away).
Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation
26 Wooster St. (Grand & Canal), NYC

NoPassport Theatre Conference
Dreaming the Americas:
The Body Politic in Performance

DATE: February 22nd, 2008
LOCATION: Martin E. Segal Center at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue,
New York City

Susana Cook will be presenting a talk at NoPassport, Theater and Social Justice-
Art and Politics -panel. Feb 22nd, 11am. CUNY Grad Center.

NoPassport Dreaming the Americas: Art and Politics Conference
on Feb 22nd, 2008, in collaboration with Frank Hentschker at the Segal Center/CUNY
Grad Center,

11:00 AM – 11:45 Theatre and Social Justice – Art and Politics - panel moderated
by Catherine Filloux, Playwright.
Susana Cook, Argentine Playwright/Director/Performer
Erik Ehn, Playwright; Dean of Theatre at California Institute of the Arts
Barclay Goldsmith, Artistic Director of Borderlands Theater, Arizona
JT Rogers, Playwright
Betty Shamieh, Playwright

MORE: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/mestc
Free event; suggested NoPassport donation at the door: $5.
Reservations not required - seats: First come, first served.
Call 1.212.817.8215 or continuinged@gc.cuny.edu.

NoPassport presents this one-day conference with the support of The Alliance for
Inclusion in the Arts, Translation Think Tank, and in collaboration with Frank Hentschker and the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center. Initiated by Caridad Svich.

US/Mexico Playwright Exchange Program
November 11 - 20, 2007

Susana has translated Ana Paola Morales Izquierdo's play PRÍNCIPES, PRINCESAS
Y OTROS BICHOS for a roundtable reading which will take place on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 in the Lark Studio, 939 Eighth Avenue, Suite 301 (between 55th and 56th).

The Word Exchange is a 10-day residency and theatrical dialogue between 5 Mexican playwrights, 5 US playwrights, and the Lark community. The program was initiated for the purpose of translation of plays (by bi-lingual U.S. playwrights), development of the plays (working with bi-lingual U.S. actors and directors), and cultural exploration (meeting artists and theatre leaders as well as seeing shows). There are several public roundtable readings of the work and then a huge community event/celebration at the end of the residency.

365 plays in 365 days
Susana is direccting two plays for Suzan-Lori Parks' project 365 plays in 365 days. The plays are commissioned by Dixon Place and will be presented on Sunday July 8th at 8pm at Dixon Place, and on August 4th at The Public Theater at 2pm and at 7pm.
Click here for more information.


Susana is performing on Friday June 22 at 8pm at OUT LIKE THAT AT BAAD
841 Barretto Street
Bronx, NY 10474


2007 Encuentro of The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 8-17th 2007.

Susana presented The Values Horror Show at the Cafe Concert in the basement of the Bauen Hotel, on Thursday June 14th, 10-30pm.

Dyke Dystopias: A Dialogue with Susana Cook and Anurima Banerji
Sunday, February 25th
721 Broadway, Tisch Building
Lower Concourse, Room 1

Anurima Banerji interviews Susana Cook, a New York-based political theatre worker and icon of the lesbian underground. Born in Buenos Aires, Cook lived through the dictatorship in Argentina, working in political theatre groups like Parakultural, in opposition to the military rulers. Her current work focuses on parallels between the dictatorship in Argentina and the present U.S. regime. Concerned with issues such as racism, classism, nationalism, and homophobia, Susana creates powerful political satires that use humor as a tool for exposing the rationales used to justify oppressions against minorities. Since moving to the United States, she has written and directed 16 original plays, as well as performing in them. In this dialogue, we will speak about her most recent works, The Values Horror Show (2005) and The Idiot King (2006), discussing the power and significance of political theatre in the current environment; the responsibility of the artist at this moment; the relationship between politics as a theatre of discourse, and theatre as a stage for politics; counter-hegemonic artistic practice; and mobilizing lesbian dystopia as a strategy of representation.





© Susana Cook 2009
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