[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for this information.] The Contemporary Latin American Writers Festival (CLAW) takes place from July 3 to 9, 2017, at the Cervantes Theatre (Arch 26, Old Union Street Arches) located at 226 Union Street, Southwark, London, England. One of the plays to be performed is Tales of Bed Sheets and Departure Lounges, written by Montague Kobbé (Venezuela/Germany) and directed by Álvaro Flores (Mexico).
CLAW is an initiative to confront London with the vibrant talent driving the new creative scene from Latin America. A week-long celebration of Latin American theatre talent, it offers a riveting and altogether different take on drama. The Festival will show 3 new Latin American plays, performed in English. One of the plays is Tales of Bed Sheets and Departure Lounges, written by Montague Kobbé (Venezuela) and directed by Álvaro Flores (Mexico). It presents the longings and intimacy of complete strangers as they come into contact with one another in their ordinary lives. Tales of Bed Sheets and Departure Lounges is an unorthodox play articulated around a sequence of brief snippets that look into deeply personal aspects of daily life. Strangers silently flirting at a bar, a stalker following a potential victim unobserved, passengers absorbed in trivial thoughts midair, moments of desire but also of profound frustration in the bedroom, these dramatic tales open a peephole into secret passions shared – albeit behind closed doors – by all.
During CLAW, Tales of Bed Sheets and Departure Lounges will be performed 6 times in English and once in Spanish.
Montague Kobbé is the author of the novels The Night of the Rambler (2013) and On the Way Back (2016), both set on the island of Anguilla, and recently co-edited the collection Crude Words: Contemporary Writing from Venezuela (2016). Tales of Bed Sheets and Departure Lounges was published in book form by Fruit Bruise Press in 2014; we reported on its launch in Anguilla here.
For Kobbé’s website, see http://montaguekobbe.com.