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Hotel Accommodations

Time goes by really fast and we know that many of you are already looking for accommodation for the days of the conference.
Here are some recommendations for hotels and hostels – located within the perimeter of our event, with whom we have made some agreements so that WPIC Chile participants can have a special price when confirming their reservations.

Lastarria Boutique Hotel has 14 rooms, in 4 categories, offering a variety of spaces designed for all tastes.
Comfortable beds, high tech equipment, decoration, desks, frigobar, wi-fi, digital safe and the best comfort created for each guest. They also offer 2 housekeeping services per day, more than 1 employee per room and although it is a house from 1927 it offers an elevator to access all the rooms of the hotel.

Discount: Hotel Lastarria Boutique offers a 10% discount applicable to all participants of WPIC Santiago 2018. The only condition is that the reservation is made directly by contacting the hotel reservations department.


The hotel has an entrance hall, bar, sauna and restaurant on the first floor. A terrace of 300 square meters on the roof with bar, heated pool, and views of the Forest Park.
The building is a historical jewel in the heart of Lastarria’s gastronomic and cultural district. Originally developed by the architect Luciano Kulczewski in the 1920s, by the time of its construction, this was the tallest building in Chile, and the first with an elevator and central heating.
Discount:  Hotel LUCIANO K offers a 10% discount applicable to all participants of WPIC Santiago 2018. The only condition is that the reservation is made directly by contacting the hotel reservation department.

Su Merced Hotel Boutique is a small hotel that combines history and modern facilities. It offers a 24-hour reception service and Wi-Fi connection in all rooms and public areas. The rooms have air conditioner, minibar and TV. The private bathroom includes a shower and a hairdryer. In addition, the rooms have cable TV and telephones free of charge for your international calls.
Discount:The management of Su Merced Hotel Boutique offers special discount to all participants of WPIC Santiago 2018. The only condition is that the reservation is made directly by contacting the hotel reservation department and communicating their participation in the event.
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La Casona Hostel is located in the Bellas Artes neighborhood, a very central place close to museums, parks, historic center, in a perfect neighborhood to start touring the city and only 50 meters away from the Bellas Artes metro station. In La Casona Hostel you can find private rooms as well as shared rooms. Free WiFi is available in the entire property.
Guests at La Casona Hotel can use the property’s shared facilities, such as the shared kitchen, the shared lounge and the garden.

Discount: For the WPIC CHILE 2018 event, we will have a special discount of 15% by booking directly on the website by entering the WPICHILE code.

TRAVESÍA HOTEL, is a bed and breakfast of six rooms and has the advantage of being very well located. It is a very nice house from the early twentieth century, located three blocks from Plaza Italia, in the Bustamante Park sector (GAM, for example, is reached by a ten minutes walk).

Discount: TRAVESIA Hotel offers all participants of WPIC Santiago 2018 a 13% discount on their reservation. The only condition is that this is done directly by contacting the hotel reservations department, communicating their participation in the event, and that the payment is made by cash or by bank transfer.

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Interview with Pamela López, Programming Director at GAM


Pamela is the director of programming and audiences of the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center (GAM) and here she gives us her vision on the importance of a collaboration between an international event like WPIC and one of the most relevant cultural spaces in Chile.

Why is it important for GAM to host WPIC Chile; besides having the role of our sponsor for funding applications?

WPIC Chile is a project that in the first place is related to visualize the work of women in performing arts, female dramaturgy, but in particular also with a relevant part of our national theatrical heritage, I mean this is an organization that in 2018 will celebrate 30 years of its foundation, of that first encounter between playwrights where Isidora Aguirre also participated.

GAM is also in a relevant action plan in the field of internationalization, and from that perspective, this type of instances – that bring together theatrical specialists from different countries of the world – are a valuable instance to show what our Cultural Center is as well. To expand our international networks is something with which we certainly agree as a work purpose.

More than been your representatives for the funds, we feel fortunate to be able to welcome this initiative.

How does an event related with Gender Subjects fits in GAM’s programming?

GAM has a programming line dedicated to gender. I am not only talking about our line for scenic art shows, but also through the area of intervention. We are involved with projects that protect and encourage the rights of certain groups in the society. If we can do it through initiatives that can also put the cultural activity as a mechanism for debate and reflection, it is even better for us.

From your role’s perspective, what can you say about the work of female artists in the context of chilean and latin american scenic arts?

It is a challenge without a doubt, the work of women in the world of performing arts goes beyond the specificity of Playwriting and it also contemplates those professionals who work in management, production, as artists, designers, theater  technicians, directors, etc. This are works that are socially more related to be executed by man and I think this type of events can help to change realities.

There was a study on gender that was launched last year in Chile, a research, where the data showed the problems in the inequality of salaries, the challenges of motherhood for those who want to have a family, anyway. In Latin America we have been able to discuss these issues with artists and cultural   managers, we realize a reality in which we can contribute from our spaces, with our voices. But, without a doubt, we don’t have enough spaces for conversation and reflection.

I applaud initiatives in Chile such as “Lapiz de mina” Festival, for example, which has been key in our  country to showcase the work of female playwriting, or sometimes realize that there are many female leaders in groups or guilds.  All this contributes to the construction of a more equal context.  

Pamela López Rodríguez is an actress graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Thanks to the support of Becas Chile and a Fulbright scholarship she attended the M.A in Arts Administration at Columbia University, New York. She was part of the founders of the website  (2007 – 2009) an online theatre billboard, and she is also a researcher in the fields of theatre and management.  Between 2014 and 2016 she served as the Executive Director at Teatro Universidad Católica. She is currently professor of art management courses at the same university and Programming Director at Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (GAM).
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