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MARCH 2019
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The beginning of the end of the impunity


Claudia is based on the story of a young Argentinian woman, a systems engineer and sci-fi fan who lives in Buenos Aires. At twenty-two, Claudia Victoria Poblete Hlaczik discovered that she was the child of two “disappeared” people and that she had lived a life invented by a couple who were not her real parents. Claudia’s case meant a turning point in Argentina, as it marked the beginning of the end of the impunity that military officers had hitherto enjoyed.

film & edit: Rob van Pelt

Her experience is now brought to the stage in the form of a fragmentary account, conducted by Claudia herself, in interaction with documentary images and material from the research carried out by the company in northern Argentina. Based on experience narrated by the protagonist, La Conquesta del Pol Sud explore the relationship between collective history and individual life in a language that fuses documentary, visual poetry and theatre.

Unflinching and direct, Claudia forces us to investigate elemental ideas of revolution, memory and education.

Claudia is the second show of the trilogy about history and identity made by La Conquesta del Pol Sud. The company, currently devoted to documentary theatre, returns here with a fusion of theatre language and journalistic research to create a stage poem on memory, justice and identity.

Serra d’Or Award

-Dutch text
-Catelanian text

Genre: Documentary theater, Installation
Executives: La Conquesta del Pol Sud
Language: Spanish, Dutch and English surtitles


Carles Fernández Giua

Cast and creation
Claudia Poblete Hlaczik, Carles Fernández Giua en Eugenio Szwarcer

Claudia Poblete Hlaczik, Carles Fernández Giua en Eugenio Szwarcer

Set and video design
Eugenio Szwarcer

Light Design
Luis Martí

Damien Bazin

Executive production
Aina Pociello

La Conquesta Del Pol Sud SCP, Festival Grec I CCCB

With the support of
L'institut Català de les Empreses Culturals

95 min


  • Tue 12 Mar 20:15
    Stadsschouwburg, Groningen
  • Wed 13 Mar 20:15
    Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Heerlen
  • Thu 14 Mar 21:00
    Frascati, Amsterdam
  • Fri 15 Mar 20:30
    Chassé Theater, Breda
  • Sat 16 Mar 20:30
    Theater Rotterdam, Schouwburg
  • Mon 18 Mar 20:30
    Het Nationale Theater, Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag
  • Tue 19 Mar 20:30
    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

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Festival info

Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Frascati (Amsterdam), Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Het Nationale Theater (Den Haag), Zuiderstrandtheater (Den Haag), Theater Rotterdam, Chassé Theater (Breda), Parkstad Limburg Theaters (Heerlen en Kerkrade)