Lola Arias is an Argentinian writer, theatre and film director and performer. Her award-winning work Minefield is a project that reunites Argentine and British veterans from the Falklands/Malvinas war to explore what is left of it in their heads 34 years later.

Learn more about Lola Arias and Minefield (and the Minefield book). And read NYU Professor Jens Andermann’s Indefinite Article on the show, written exclusively for NYU Skirball.

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July 1, 2014

Bomb Magazine Interview: Lola Arias by Elianna Kan

“I wanted people with stories, whether or not they were actors.”

Oct 27, 2017

Interview: Tom Wicker for the Stage

Minefield doesn’t try to gloss over its process.

May 29, 2016

Dominic Cavendish for the Telegraph

Minefield… proves no arid history lesson. Lola Arias has created a powerful act of remembrance.

May 26, 2016

Lyn Gardner for the Guardian

Like Arias’s previous, celebrated shows, it treats individual lives as historical documents that can tell us much, often more than any history book.

June 6, 2016

Paul Taylor for the Independent

The show doesn’t go in for phony redemptive uplift. It recognises the tensions that still exist.

War Is Hell

Apr 3, 1982

From the archives: New York Times coverage

Several thousand Argentine troops overcame 84 British marines today and seized the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.

PTSD, Ecstasy, Art

Nov 16, 2018

Debunking Stereotypes Around Veterans and PTSD

The New York Times “asked readers to tell us about stereotypes they have encountered about veterans and post-traumatic stress disorder and the ways in which they have challenged them.”

National Center for PTSD

Learn more about how the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs understands and treats PTSD, which affects approximately 10% of veterans.

May 1, 2018

Ecstasy as a Remedy for PTSD? You Probably Have Some Questions.

The drug known by the street names Ecstasy or Molly could be a promising treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study.

Arts in the Armed Forces

AITAF brings high-quality arts programming to active duty service members, veterans, military support staff and their families around the world free of charge.

Get Thee to the Library

Recommended readings to accompany Jens Andermann’s Indefinite Article.

Lola Arias, Minefield. Oberon Press, 2017.

Jordana Blejmar, Playful Memories: The Autofictional Turn in Post-Dictatorship Argentina. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Martin Middlebrook, The Fight for the Malvinas: The Argentine Forces in the Falklands War. Viking, 1989.

Noe Montez, Memory, Transitional Justice, and Theatre in Postdictatorship Argentina. Southern Illinois University Press, 2017.

Jimmy A. Noriega and Analola Santana, editors, Theatre and Cartographies of Power : Repositioning The Latina/O Americas. Southern Illinois University Press, 2018.

Extra Credit

NYU’s Hemispheric Institute/Instituto Hemisférico is an incredible resource for performance and politics in the Americas, with writing, performance archives, and live events:

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