“He said, ‘The day will come when they don’t cut our heads off in front of people.’ And I asked him, ‘Why?’ And he said, ‘Because we’ll cut them off ourselves.’”
A lecturer in Chile.
A study group in the USA.
A guard in the desert.
A hangman in Mexico.
A woman who won’t stop dancing in Peru.
Pablo Manzi’s darkly comic odyssey across the Americas explores whether violence brings us closer together and what it takes to make a community.
Developed on a residency at the Royal Court, A Fight Against…marks the English language debut of one of Chile’s most significant new voices. Royal Court Associate (International) Sam Pritchard directs.
The development of A Fight Against… was supported by the British Council. Teatro a Mil Foundation is a project partner.
Odd and unflinching, this is a scorching series of portraits
A harrowing and humorous depiction of Latin America
A subtle study of the nature of violence
Darkly comic interconnected stories of violence
Its comparable interest in our innate capacity for violence deserves attention
Effective, impactful theatre
Chilean playwright’s sparky sketches
There's some humour in the pieces, some outlining of character