By Teatro La Peste Research Center
Based on a moving testimonial book and with a cast of young actors, this piece tells the stories of children who have survived the Sename (Chile’s children’s home system).
Based on the book My Hell in the Sename by Edison Llanos, Feroz brings to the stage the stories of four children, who tell of everything they’ve seen and experienced in these children’s homes. These extreme testimonies aim to delve right into the heart-rending routine of their lives, no holds barred, in an attempt to give the main victims of the violence and death in this institution a voice. This production is a piece of experimental theater from the Teatro La Peste Research Center, a company that is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2019 and which, for the first time, has decided to work with a cast of mainly pre-teen children, who play the story’s main characters.
Cast and crew
Written and directed by: Danilo Llanos Quezada | Cast: Alanis Ibáñez, Martina Ibáñez, Diego Jaramillo, Diego Becker, Felipe Carvajal, Daniella Misle | Assistant director: Francisco Ruiz | Original score: Nagasaki | Designers: Danilo Llanos and Luis Felipe González | Producer: Miguel Alvayay | Lighting designer: Jorge Espinoza | Audiovisual producer: Francisco Olmos | Technicians: Andrés Ulloa and Joaquín Huenufil | Technical manager: Eduardo Sepúlveda | Choreographer: Macarena Celsi | Photographs: Sebastián Olavarría | General producer: Gabriela Arancibia | Assistant producer: Andrés Ulloa.
Training new generations
This actor, director and drama teacher has a Masters in Arts, specializing in Theater Direction from the University of Chile. Co-director of the Teatro La Peste Research Center in Valparaíso, his career has mainly focused on teaching and directing and he’s given classes at different higher education and secondary schools in the region. He’s recently been invited to direct the University of Antofagasta Theater Company’s research, creation and production process for the script Los perros comen de la basura, a version of Los papeleros by Isidora Aguirre.
Teatro La Peste
Two decades of theater in the port town of Valparaíso
Formed in Valparaíso, this group has been working steadily on the performing arts for 20 years, not only creating 20 premieres to date but also carrying out notable consultancy, educational, mediation and site work. “In terms of the issues and areas that theater should tackle, we’re interested in what’s uncomfortable and in issues where it’s difficult to keep our footing. That’s where the questions with perhaps no answers come from; these are exactly the ones we want to ask”, says its members.
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