By Dea Loher Directed by Jesús Urqueta
Jesús Urqueta, one of the most outstanding directors on the Chilean theater scene, is back with a play about loss and healing.
Is there a certain way of remembering? Can we reconstruct what we’ve already lived through? And find the answers that’ll save us in what remains? In Junto al lago negro - the latest production from renowned director Jesús Urqueta (Arpeggione, Prefiero que me coman los perros, Lear, el rey y su doble) - Else, John, Cleo and Eddie get together for the first time in years at the place their lives changed forever. Together, they’ll embark on the most difficult of exercises: seizing onto memories to try and look for answers and desperately restore what they’ve lost. This is the Hispanic American premiere of the play by renowned German author Dea Loher, who puts the characters in a difficult scenario of loss but who, rather amusingly, can only heal their wounds as a group. The cast of this production is the same one that took part in the acclaimed play Prefiero que me coman los perros, which won the Best Actress Award from the Circle of Art Critics for Nona Fernández’ performance. She once again shares the stage with Monserrat Estévez and Cristián Keim, as well as Moisés Angulo.
Cast and crew
Written by: Dea Loher | Spanish translation: Olga Sánchez | Directed by: Jesús Urqueta | Cast: Nona Fernández, Monserrat Estévez, Cristián Keim and Moisés Angulo | Set and lighting designer: Belén Abarza | Producer: Ana Cosmelli | Costume designer and creator: Daniel Bagnara | Musical score: Álvaro Pacheco | Lighting designer and technical manager: Francisco Herrera | Visuals and teaser: Eduardo Bunster | Assistant director: Roxana Naranjo | Assistant designer: Macarena Muñoz | Wardrobe assistants: Florencia Borie, María José Stuardo and Beatriz Zamora | Set construction: Fernando Quiroga | Recording, mixing and mastering: Gonzalo Rodríguez | Graphic designer: Javier Pañella | Sound operator: Felipe Lehmann | Photographs: Andrés Cárdenas | Multimedia consultant: Gabriela Lazcano.
Behind today’s most acclaimed theater plays
This actor, academic and theater director is in charge of Teatro Versión Oficial, a company that deals with political issues and events from the last 40 years in Chile. With this group, he’s developed the project Chile: pentalogía teatral fragmentada del bicentenario, directing the productions H (honor), Ele (la oficina) and C (civil) and writing the last two. He’s also a renowned independent director, working on pieces like Taská (2013), Prefiero que me coman los perros (2017), Cuestión de principios (2018) and Arpeggione (2018), receiving the award for Best Theater Director from the Circle of Art Critics for the latter.
One of the most important German writers of her generation
After studying German philology and philosophy in Munich, this Bavaria-born writer (1964) lived for a long time in Brazil. After her time in South America, she settled in Berlin, where she worked in radio and studied Theatrical Writing at the School for Dramatic Arts. She currently works as an independent author. Her writing has won several awards, including the Volksbühne Award for Playwrights in Hamburg in 1990; the Royal Court Theater’s Playwrights Award in 1992; the Award for Young Playwrights from Theater Heute in 1993 and the Mülheimer Theatertage Award in 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001 and 2005. In that last year, she also won the Else Lasker-Schüler Award from the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern for her work as a whole.
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