Blue Box

Photo of Carmen Aguirre in Blue Box at The Cultch. Photo by Itai Erdal.

 

Quotes

"Aguirre is a hot tamale: passionate, at times very poetic, blunt and outspoken." - Mondo Magazine

2012 Tour Dates

undercurrents Festival - GCTC, Ottawa February 7-12, 2012 The Cultch, Vancouver May 1-12 2012 In association with Neworld Theatre Pan-American Routes Festival, Aluna Theatre, Toronto May 22-27, 2012 at Theatre Passe Muraille UNO Festival of Solo Performance, Intrepid Theatre, Victoria June 1-2, 2012 Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Calgary June 14-17, 2012

2013 Tour Dates

Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa January 15-February 3, 2013 The Banff Centre, Banff February 23, 2013 The Sandbox Series Globe Theatre, Regina February 27-March 3, 2013

2014 Tour Dates

The Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver October 9-November 1, 2014

Carmen Aguirre's Blue Box

An intimate and sensual story of lust and revolution set in Chile, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box weaves together two stories: one from Carmen’s underground work in the 1980s Chilean resistance movement; the other of a passionate and complicated relationship with a charismatic Chicano actor, each exploring how to get what we want when no one wants us to get it. Funny, sexual, moving and deeply political, Blue Box reveals a woman committed to a cause to which she could have sacrificed her life, and committed to a man who refused to sacrifice anything for anyone. It’s a story of terror, romance, fear and abandon that takes us from the dangerous mountain passes of Chile to the dangerous roller coasters of Hollywood, from her passionate love affair with a TV star, to her passionate love for the revolutionary political movement that strove to free and change an entire nation. Take Carmen’s charisma and vivid storytelling, add a few shots of Latin music, a salsa dance break with the audience, and you have Blue Box: a powerful woman addressing key issues in her life, and in the lives of her audience. Nightswimming commissioned, developed and produced Blue Box, premiering it in Spring 2012 as part of a national tour produced in association with Neworld Theatre to Ottawa, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary and Toronto. Blue Box has been touring successfully since 2012 and is currently available to tour. To learn more about the world of Blue Box, visit The Comrade Dossier. Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box is published by Talonbooks. Carmen’s CBC Canada Reads Award-winning memoir, Something Fierce, is published by Penguin Random House.
Development History Carmen Aguirre's Blue Box was commissioned and developed by Nightswimming. It has received public workshops through Alameda Theatre (Toronto), Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s Hysteria Festival (Toronto), Alberta Theatre Projects PlayRites Festival (Calgary) and Neworld Theatre (Vancouver). Thank you to Marilo Nunez, Moynan King, Vicki Stroich and Marcus Youssef, Adrienne Wong and Kirsty Munro at Neworld Theatre. Blue Box was written, in part, during a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts Playwrights Colony.   The Team Written and performed by Carmen Aguirre Dramaturged and directed by Brian Quirt Production Design by Itai Erdal Sound Design and Composition by Joelysa Pankanea Stage Managers: Robin Richardson; Jaimie Tait; Esther Howie; Nefren Feizo-Gas; Samira Rose Producer: Rupal Shah Associate Producer, Premiere: Kirsty Munro Associate Lighting Designer: Alia Stephen  


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