Federico Julián Gonzàlez and Janet Moran

Looking for América

by Federico Julián González

Last summer, Fede and his 74 year old mother, set off on a quest through Havana to look for América. Shared memories, conflicting recollections, and offline maps led them through their past. A past peopled with ghosts scattered among grand avenues, dark lanes and unnerving dead ends in the city that had taken them in, more than 30 years before, after they had fled the Salvadoran Civil War. Looking for América charts the journey of that night and the journey from the catastrophe that had engulfed his country decades before. A catastrophe whose after effects still resonate today. Sometimes the idea of home has to be remade. And remade. And remade.


Made possible with the generous support of Draíocht and Mermaid. Originally commissioned by Mermaid Arts Centre and Pavilion Theatre for THISISPOPBABY's Where We Live Festival 2020.

Directed by Janet Moran

Written and Performed by Federico Julián González

Sound and AV design by Mark Jackson


Mermaid Arts Centre

1 Oct, 8pm. This performance will proceed as scheduled


This performances has been re-scheduled to Oct 15. All tickets for 3 Oct are valid for this date. If you are unable to attend on Oct 15 or would prefer a refund, please call our box office on 01 677 8899.

axis: Ballymun

10 Oct, 8pm. This performance will proceed as scheduled.




60 mins.

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