CHIFLÓN, THE SILENCE OF COAL is a play staged by the Silencio Blanco theatre company which is based on a real Chilean community engaged in mining. It is adapted from the story El Chiflón del Diablo by Chilean writer Baldomero Lilo. The play unfolds as a mining shaft collapses and the plot is presented to the audience without the use of any word of text or dialogue. The plot made the play connect with audiences regardless of race, social status, cultural identity or age. Silencio Blanco is a group of seven puppeteers based in Santiago. Their montage represents human sensations through everyday situations and familiar gestures. They present plays that connect with the audience’s thoughts and opinions and make a mark in their minds.


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