Agustín Rafael Martínez ist Autor und Regisseur, lebt und arbeitet in Buenos Aires. Nach Operaria, Men and Things und Russian Salad inszenierte er zuletzt sein Stück My name is Rachel Corrie, für das er beim Festival ‚Ciclo Teatro x la Justicia’ 2010 in Buenos Aires ausgezeichnet wurde. In Berlin ist er als Stipendiat des Goethe-Instituts.
Regie und Text
Agustín Rafael Martínez
Video und Text
Übersetzung der argentinischen Texte
Andrea Pani Laura
Belinde Ruth Stieve
Herzlichen Dank an Christa Hartwig, Theaterhaus Mitte, Gabriele Schohl, Tamer Yigit, Tatiana Saphir, Jeanine Meerapfel, Floros Floridis, Juan Lucas, allen Mitarbeiter/innen vom Eigenreich, Katharina Mihm, Nele Hertling, Hartmut Becher, Goethe Institut Buenos Aires, Akademie der Künste, Floros Floridis, Volksbühne.
4., 5., 8. und 9. Juli 2010, jeweils 20.30 Uhr
Theatre Eigenreich - Greifswalder Str. 212, 2. Hinterhof - 10405 Berlin
Eintritt: 9 € / ermäßigt 6 €
Die Vorstellungen sind in deutscher Sprache.
Fábrica de Azúcar
Una obra documental
El director de teatro Agustín Rafael Martínez y la documentalista Malena Bystrowicz, ambos Argentinos, residentes durante tres meses en Alemania, becarios del Instituto Goethe y de la Academia de las Artes respectivamente, presentan en Berlín su nuevo proyecto. "Fábrica de azúcar" es una pieza teatral sobre la gran empresa Ledesma ubicada en el norte de Argentina, provincia de Jujuy. Temas que aborda la obra son la última dictadura militar, la explotación excesiva los pueblos originarios y los levantamientos populares en Libertador Gral San Martín.
Dirección y texto: Agustín Rafael Martínez
Video y texto: Malena Bystrowicz
Actuación: Heribert Gietz, Stefan Klinker, Andrea Pani Laura, Franziskaos, Sonia Ortiz, Eneko Sanz-Guinea, Belinde Ruth Stieve, Sven Tjaben
Gracias a Christa Hartwig, Theaterhaus Mitte, Gabriele Schohl, Tamer Yigit, Tatiana Saphir, Jeanine Meerapfel, Floros Floridis, Juan Lucas, the people of the Eigenreich, Katharina Mihm, Nele Hertling, Hartmut Becher, Goethe Institut Buenos Aires, Akademie der Künste, Floros Floridis, Volksbühne.
4, 5, 8 y 9 de Julio de 2010, a las 20.30hs,
Teatro Eigenreich - Greifswalder Str. 212, 2. Hinterhof - 10405 Berlin
Entrada: 9 € / 6 € (reducido)
La obra se representa en idioma alemán.
The 4, 5, 8 and 9 of July in Eigenreich will be presented the play Zuckerfabrik. It is about a Sugar Mill in north Argentina, about the last military dictatorship in the country and about the indigenous people (that were forced to work at the Mill until the first half of the 20 centrury).
The text of the play is a compilation of words from real people that worked on the Mill, as simple harvesters or as big managers, and also words from the director of the Mill, the owner, the priest of that town and important activists that denounce all the bad conditions of work, the desapearance of people and the contamination.
The play will be performed in German Language.
Heribert Gietz (Deutschland)
Stefan Klinker (Deutschland)
Andrea Pani Laura (Perú)
Sonia Ortiz (Deutschland)
Belinde Ruth Stieve (Deutschland)
Eneko Sanz-Guinea (España)
Sven Tjaben (Deutschland)
Direction and Text
Agustín Rafael Martínez (Argentina)
Video and Text
Malena Bystrowicz (Argentina)
Thanks to Christa Hartwig, Theaterhaus Mitte, Gabriele Schohl, Tamer Yigit, Tatiana Saphir, Jeanine Meerapfel, Floros Floridis, Juan Lucas, the people of the Eigenreich, Katharina Mihm, Nele Hertling, Harmut Becker, Goethe Institut Buenos Aires, Akademie der Künste, Floros Floridis, Volksbhüne.
Presentations Sunday 4 of July 20.30hs Monday 5 of July 20.30hs Thursday 8 of July 20.30hs Friday 9 of July 20.30hs
Theater: Eigenreich e.V. Greifswalder Str. 212, 2. Hinterhof, 10405 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg), Tram: M4 (Hufelandstraβe), www.eigenreich-berlin.de
A little about the Mill
The history of Ledesma Zugar Mill, founded in 1908, may synthesize the history of colonization; the place that the indigenous people had in the economy until the first half of the twentieth century; some remembered historical events in Argentina –as national independence and the last military dictatorship–; the behavior of the more traditional ruling class; the relationship between the state and the army with the owners of the bigest companies in the country.
All that history could be condensed into the life, words and actions of the people who live in the that town in north Argentina. Some of them are:
Luis Ramon Aredez, who worked about a year as a doctor at the mill. Because he prescribed medicines that the company´s hospital didn´t offered, he was dismissed. And then he devoted himself to healing the unprotected people of the area; he was medical officer of the Sugar Workers Union and after years of work with the people became mayor of the town.
His wife, Olga Aredez, which became one of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo (mothers of disappeared people at the last dictatorship – they are now one of the most important human rights organization in Argentina). That was when her husband was arrested and disappeared in 1976 by the last military dictatorship. He died in 2005, suffering from lung cancer, product of bagassosis (a condition caused by inhaling the gases produced by burning bagasse, sugar cane waste). Shortly before starting a court case against the mill pollution which is still open.
Carlos Pedro Blaquier, Director and General Manager of the Ledesma Company since 1962, he is a lawyer with a degree in philosophy.
Nelly Arrieta de Blaquier, his first wife, and distinguished president of the Association of Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts. She is granddaughter of Heinrich Wollmann, German engineer who bought the company in 1911.
Jorge Weiss, who in 1968 took the decision to, what was then called, desclasarse (change of social class): leave the petty bourgeoisie, and go live and coexisting with the working class. Thus he abandoned his engineering studies in college, he traveled to the province of Jujuy, joined the mill as a worker and became one of the most remembered men in the history of Sugar Workers Union. It was disappeared by the military dictatorship in 1976.
All this history is also condensed in the popular myth of The Parent: demon who lives in the basement of the mill and signed a pact in blood with the mill owner, to ensure a good harvest, in exchange for the life of one or more workers, which disappear without trace.
See this video to know more about Ledesma and the uprising of the 90s. You can hear and see those women who fought against poverty and oppression in the town. You can see the people fighting on the streets.
This short movie was made by Malena Bystrowicz and Veronica Mastrosimone. It is part of the film piqueteras made by them in 2001. This is just for you to know more about the subject of the play.
The text of the play will include the mentioned above protagonists' own words. Extracts from reports, documents and other sources, such as the personal web page of Carlos Pedro Blaquier.
Olga Aredez, a fighter
The sugar mill. Day and night, contamination