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Traffic

Synopsis of the work:

 

Following the line of self-fiction in which the Franco-Uruguayan playwright Sergio Blanco has been making incursions for some years now, his latest theatrical text Traffic is a monologue that recounts the life of a young prostitute on the outskirts of some Latin American city that little by little he is entering the hitman. With the only stage support being the presence of his Yamaha FZ6R sports bike, the text tells us of Alex's adventures, his encounters and misunderstandings with his clients, and especially his relationship with a client he calls "the Frenchman" and who little to little is making him enter a complex history tinged with crime .

As the piece progresses and from Alex's passionate bond with this playwright who is permanently named and who is writing a text about the biblical character of Judas Iscariot, the story will access the darkest areas of Alex's life who, parallel to his trade as a prostitute, will gradually transform into a hit man. Little by little this will begin to emerge, a fascinating plot that will mix the erotic narration of his sexual encounters with his clients and the macabre narration of his violent encounters with the people he has to murder on request.

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Brief overview of the director:  

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FRENCH-URUGUAYAN DRAMATIST AND THEATER DIRECTOR, SERGIO BLANCO LIVED HIS CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE IN MONTEVIDEO AND CURRENTLY LIVES IN PARIS. AFTER CONDUCTING CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY STUDIES, HE HAS DECIDED TO DEDICATE HIMSELF TO WRITING AND THEATER DIRECTION. ITS PIECES HAVE BEEN DISTINGUISHED IN REITERATED OPPORTUNITIES WITH SEVERAL FIRST PRIZES, AMONG THEM, THE NATIONAL PRIZE OF URUGUAY DRAMATURGY, THE MONTEVIDEO INTENDENCY PRIZE FOR DRAMA, THE PRIZE FOR THE NATIONAL TEAMATURGY PRIZE, THE MEETING PRIZE FOR THE NATIONAL DRAMATURGY FUND CASA DE LAS AMÉRICAS INTERNATIONAL AWARD AND THEATER AWARDS FOR THE BEST TEXT IN GREECE. IN 2017 HIS PIECE TEBAS LAND RECEIVES THE PRESTIGIOUS BRITISH AWARD OFF WEST END IN LONDON. HIS WORK ENTERS THE REPERTOIRE OF THE NATIONAL COMEDY OF URUGUAY IN 2003 AND 2007 WITH ITS .45 'AND KIEV PIECES. AMONG ITS MOST KNOWN TITLES, SLAUGHTER HIGHLIGHTS; .Four. Five'; KIEV; BARBARISM; KASSANDRA; THE JUMP OF DARWIN; TEBAS LAND; OSTIA; THE ANGER OF NARCISSUS; THE BELLOW OF DÜSSELDORF; WHEN YOU PASS OVER MY GRAVE; CARTOGRAPH OF A DISAPPEARANCE AND TRAFFIC. SEVERAL OF HIS WORKS HAVE BEEN RELEASED IN HIS COUNTRY AND ABROAD, AND MOST OF THEM TRANSLATED INTO DIFFERENT LANGUAGES AND PUBLISHED IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.

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Written and directed by acclaimed Franco-Uruguayan director Sergio Blanco.

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