Country Chile

Discipline Theater

Audience Youth | Adults

Recomended for +13

Duration 90 minutes

Language Spanish

Dates January 18, 19 and 20, 19.00h

'Paisajes para no colorear', one of the outstanding plays so far this year, is an collective emotional way of venting, the cry of a whole generation of young girls and young women finding their voice in order to demand respect and be heard for the first time

–La Tercera

Stigmatization, violence and rebellion. Nine Chilean adolescents take to the stage to show how they interpret both the world and the violence they have been witnesses to and victims of. Lissette Villa was 11 when she was asphyxiated by a babysitter who sat on top of her for several minutes. Tania Águila died aged 14 when her boyfriend hit her over the head with a rock. Florencia Aguirre was 10 when her stepfather suffocated her with a plastic bag, burnt her body and buried her where they kept the firewood. These are some of the cases that inspired director Marco Layera – who, on this occasion, is working without his company La Re-Sentida – and his team to create Paisajes para no colorear, a play that gives young Chilean girls a voice, showing how vulnerable they are as underage women. On stage, the young girls give their opinions and tell stories based on real events, using cases that appeared in the press or their own experiences or those of their friends. This play is the result of a long process of workshops and auditions, bringing together the testimonies of more than 100 adolescents and tells of vulnerability, domestic violence and feminism in the words of young girls aged between 13 and 17.

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Direction

Marco Layera

(Santiago, 1978)

Marco Layera studied law at the University of Chile and carried out his theater training at both the La Matriz and the Imagen Theater Schools. In 2008, he founded the La Re-sentida company of which he is director and which has performed Simulacro, Tratando de hacer una obra que cambie el mundo, La imaginación del futuro and La dictadura de lo cool, productions shown at different venues and at different festivals worldwide. He has headed up theatrical research as part of the Elencos ciudadanos and Laboratorios de montaje projects, as well as working as a teacher at theater schools. He was awarded the Eugenio Guzmán prize at the University of Chile’s Festival of Theater Directors, the award for best performance at the Las Condes Festival of Young Theater and has twice been nominated for an Altazor award.

A group creation, based on more than 100 testimonies from young Chilean women | Writing consultants Anita Fuentes and Francisca Ortiz | Director Marco Layera | Cast Ignacia Atenas, Sara Becker, Paula Castro, Daniela López, Angelina Miglietta, Matilde Morgado, Constanza Poloni, Rafaela Ramírez and Arwen Vásquez | Assistant director Carolina de la Maza | Stage assistant Soledad Escobar | Psychologist Soledad Gutiérrez | Set and lighting designer Pablo de la Fuente | Costume designer Daniel Bagnara Music Tomás González | Produced by GAM | Coproduction Teatro La Re-sentida

  • The play has been unanimously praised by critics, who have highlighted both the directing and the performances. “The theatrical poise and composure the director manages to bring out in these young girls is impressive and its discourse causes moments as touching as they are funny, surprising and even horrifying. The ensemble is an urgent and organized generational manifesto that coincides with the explosion of the ‘feminine revolution”, writes El Mercurio critic, Pedro Labra.

  • This production is the result of a long collective creative process, including workshops in different Santiago neighborhoods and open casting calls from which 11 young girls were chosen from around 140 candidates. Nine of them act and two are part of the writing team. Cases that have appeared in the press and more than 100 testimonies from them and their friends shaped this play.

  • The 11 young girls who took part in this project describe what motivates them in the following way: “We want to create a caring and supportive society, we want to transform this system from the bottom up and get past its unfairness and inequality … to achieve the most liberating, incredible, magnificent and scandalous rebellion that humanity has seen. We’re going to be the stars of an unprecedented cultural revolution”. They add that “we’re inspired by the violence we’re victims of – domestic and social violence, violence within our families and at school and specifically abortion and teenage female femicide”.

  • One of the things audiences and critics have most been impressed by is that, for an hour and a half, these young girls have the chance to voice issues that urgently need to be addressed.

  • Paisajes para no colorear is the first solo piece by Marco Layera, one of the most outstanding and interesting theater directors on the Chilean scene who, together with his company, La Re-Sentida, has performed in more than 20 countries at the most prestigious venues in the world, such as the Festival d’Avignon, the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin, the Brussels National Theater and the Ville de Paris.
  • La Re-sentida was founded in 2008 and aims and hopes to consolidate a poetic voice that embodies the pulse, vision and ideas of their generation with the aim of creating collaborative performances, thus distancing themselves from hegemonic artistic forms and discourse. They confer great political responsibility to theatrical creation as an instrument for critique, reflection and construction. Over 10 years, this company has positioned itself as one of the most outstanding and irreverent ones on the local scene, thanks to plays such as Tratando de hacer una obra que cambie el mundo and La imaginación del futuro. Several of their productions have taken part in the Santiago a Mil Festival.

  • Documentary theater. This concept goes back to the second half of the twentieth century, when there was an interest in bringing political and historical themes to the stage, thus blurring the lines between fiction and reality. This kind of theater not only uses documents but also collects testimonies, presenting not only the facts themselves but also a more intimate, touching and personal side to the story.

«A passionate proclamation of feminine freedom (…) It’s not only one of this season’s must-see plays, but one of the last few seasons’ must-sees»

El Mercurio, Pedro Labra

«'Paisajes para no colorear' is a surprising play (…) visceral in nature and with honest testimonies, (the stars) put on a moving and much-needed show»

El Mercurio, Andrea Jeftanovic

«An amazing play by director Marco Layera»

–La Tercera

«Staging that is as face-paced and fresh as it is touching and profound, making no concessions for theater and allowing its stars to talk on behalf of all of Chile’s girls and young women»

Marietta Santi, santi.cl

'Paisajes para no colorear', one of the outstanding plays so far this year, is an collective emotional way of venting, the cry of a whole generation of young girls and young women finding their voice in order to demand respect and be heard for the first time

–La Tercera

«A passionate proclamation of feminine freedom (…) It’s not only one of this season’s must-see plays, but one of the last few seasons’ must-sees»

El Mercurio, Pedro Labra

«'Paisajes para no colorear' is a surprising play (…) visceral in nature and with honest testimonies, (the stars) put on a moving and much-needed show»

El Mercurio, Andrea Jeftanovic

«An amazing play by director Marco Layera»

–La Tercera

«Staging that is as face-paced and fresh as it is touching and profound, making no concessions for theater and allowing its stars to talk on behalf of all of Chile’s girls and young women»

Marietta Santi, santi.cl

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