Theatre in Argentina- anyone know anything? Kate O'Connor, 27 January 2013 This session actually occurred in all the hours that led up to it. The people who had information about Argentina or wanted to discuss Argentina were: Amy Diego Niki Omar Phil From these informants I found out that Argentina's theatre is largely based in Buenos Aires. There are several ‘official’ theatres plus a complex of 3 National Theatres. Then there are over 300 underground theatre venues. Diego reckons there are more shows happening at one time than in London. It is generally cheaper to make work there, but also less likely to make money back than on the London Fringe. These underground venues will often offer no charge or a 30/70 box office split in the favour of the company. Two of the official theatres are Teatro San Martin and Teatro Cervantes. Three of the Underground venues are: Belisario, Celcit, Timbre 4 and El Camarin de las Muzas. Diego particularly mentioned a recent show called La Omision de la Familia Coleman, which was incredible but he can't remember the name of the director. We also talked about De La Guarda, a large circus company who have had great success in the UK with their show Fuerzabruta. You can find work of all styles from physical to circus to Naturalistic. Other hints for tracking down info were: the Casa de las Americas festival www.outofthewings.org So, I'm going to go to Argentina in the next few years and make some work and now feel like I know where to start. Thankyou! Tags: Argentina, buenos aires, working abroad, latin american theatre Comments: 2 Chris Grady, 28 January 2013 Friends of mine are producers of Musical Theatre in Mexico (and some commercial plays) and they also work extensively in the commercial sector in BA. If you would like me to connect you to them please shout. Chris [email protected] Chris Grady, 28 January 2013 Sorry PS - the resident director of Les Miserables is Mariano Detry at the Queens Theatre. He is from BA and has directed there before moving to the UK.