Three Early Plays
¿QUE PASA with LA RAZA, eh?, based on the experiences of The Latino Theatre Group, with whom this play was co-written, centres on the complex lives of a group of young Latinos in Vancouver. In the play, a young woman must decide how to confront the man she recognizes from her childhood in Guatemala - one of the secret police members who "disappeared" her parents. Chile Con Carne is a darkly comic one-woman show on the theme of exile, culture shock, and internalized racism from the point of view of a Chilean eight-year-old refugee in mid 1970s Vancouver. In a Land Called I Don't Remember is an autobiographical piece that takes place entirely on a bus in the Andes mountains, crossing from Argentina into Chile. In it, Aguirre explores her dual identities of Chilean and Canadian, through the two lead female characters.