Proyecto piloto (1991) Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: Proyecto piloto
  • Alternate Title: Project Pilot
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:14:55
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 7 Nov 1991
  • Location: Cali, Colombia
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Jacqueline Vidal, Marlén García, Jaime Cabal, Osvaldo Hernández, Erick Aguilar, Henry Castillo, Hilda Ruiz, Serafín Arzamendía (performer and musician), Gustavo Vivas (musician), Juan Carlos Maya (musician).
  • Credits: Enrique Buenaventura, writer, staging ; Teatro Experimental de Cali, producer, props, costumes ; Jacqueline Vidal, staging ; José Kattan, videographer ; Luis Bacalov, Juan Carlos Maya, music ; José Campo, set design.

Proyecto piloto (1991)

Teatro Experimental de Cali's "Proyecto piloto" posits a question: what if Death ruled the world? In order to probe an answer, this play explores a dark underbelly of disgusting creatures and diverse representations of death, mainly skeletons and ghosts. Instead of a majestic Death governing human destinies, we have four unimportant deaths that defend their petty interests amid the chaos surrounding them. These different "Deaths" fight to build their new order and advance their clearly absurd projects in an equally absurd manner. They are all fighting in a dark and damp hole, trying to profit from chaos and confusion. The grotesque, tragicomic nonsense of the play evokes the nightmare and violence of Colombian politics at the end of the '80s, the years of "Guerra Sucia."