Ingredients in Cultural Production in Revolutionary Venezuela

In socially normal times, art is often presented as forms which are in ADVANCE of the social organization of the time. But in revolutionary Venezuela where social organization is constantly in motion, what is the role of art? Does the art simply intend to clarify, consolidate and support these social changes or does it try to go beyond them? If the subject of a play is no longer an individual but a collective, how is this collective represented on the stage? Two of the innovations discussed are presenting the play in present tense and in the first person. The purpose is to resist the temptation for the play to be about something that already happened.

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