THE FURY OF THE GODS
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”
Función Oficial La Furia de los Dioses
Función Espacio Alternativo La Furia de los Dioses
Realización de un taller abierto de 1 día:
Función Extensión La Furia de los Dioses
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
I Think of you when I
of you when I is a presented in conjunction with Pink & Bent:
Opening reception at 6:30.
NoPassport Theatre Conference
DATE: February 22nd, 2008
Susana Cook will be presenting a talk at
NoPassport, Theater and Social Justice-
NoPassport Dreaming the Americas: Art and Politics Conference
11:00 AM – 11:45 Theatre and Social Justice – Art and Politics
- panel moderated
NoPassport presents this one-day conference with the support of The
US/Mexico Playwright Exchange Program
Susana has translated Ana Paola Morales Izquierdo's play
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.
plays in 365 days
Susana is performing on Friday June 22 at 8pm at OUT
LIKE THAT AT BAAD
Encuentro of The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Dyke Dystopias: A Dialogue with Susana Cook and Anurima Banerji
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