'When I was 7 years old I used to wear my mother’s clothes and walk around the house stepping on my dress like a miniature queen. Twenty years later, I find a pair of my mother’s jeans from the 70s and they are just my size. I put them on and begin to walk toward the past.'
Who were my parents when was I born? What was life in Argentina like before I learned to speak? How many versions are there about what happened before I existed or when I was so young that I can’t remember?
In My Life After, created by writer-director Lola Arias, six actors born in Argentina in the late 70s and early 80s reconstruct their parents' youth - using photos, letters, tapes, clothes, stories and memories.
Each actor reconstructs scenes from the past in order to understand something from their future. As if they were their parents’ stunt doubles, each actor recreates dimly remembered, half-understood scenes from their shared history.
Both playful and political, the explorations of My Life After reveal complexity and dark secrets alongside the joy and humour of lives recovered.
View the event programme here
- Fri 24 – Sun 26 May
Fri 8pm, Sat & Sun 7pm
- £15, £17.50
Festival Standby £10