- Jaime Lorca is one of the main players on the Chilean theater scene. His career spans 25 years and he was part of one of the country’s most legendary and innovative projects: the Teatro La Troppa company, creator of pieces such as Pinocchio and Gemelos. To highlight his contribution and importance, the 2014 version of the Santiago a Mil Festival included a retrospective of his plays.
- Viajeinmóvil is one of the pioneers in puppet and object theater in Chile. A multidisciplinary group, they’re known for their work with object animation, puppets handled by actors and mobile sets and have produced plays such as Gulliver, El último heredero, Chef, Orates, Benito Cereno and Otelo. In 2011, they opened the first venue specializing in this type of theater – the Bellas Artes Amphitheater.
- Jaime Lorca, together with Teatroinmóvil, has spent years exploring Shakespeare in different productions. In 2015, he turned Richard III into a contemporary story about bullying in schools and, in 2016, he created his own version of Othello, a piece about which it has been said that Shakespeare was 400 years ahead of his time, since it deals with femicide. “Incorrectly, it’s thought that the classics are boring or tedious or Shakespeare is taken as if it were a museum exhibit that you can only go see and not touch. I think the playwright was the Tarantino of his times and that today he’s more alive than ever", said Lorca in the El Mercurio newspaper.
- Talking about Rey Lear, Lorca explains that it’s an investigation into the “father-daughter relationship, into the parent’s senile dementia and into tangible and intangible family inheritance”. In the play, Shakespeare “took a look both at who we are and who all those coming before us were”, says the director.
King Lear. One of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays, this tragedy written in verse and prose was published in 1608. In five acts, it tells the tragedy of Lear, the authoritarian King of Britain, who wants to divide his kingdom between his three daughters according to how much love they love him. The play deals with daughterly love and ungratefulness, based on the relationship between the monarch and Cordelia, his youngest daughter. As opposed to her sisters, she avoids flattering her father and tells him that she loves him “as much as she should”, causing Lear to fly into a rage. The play has been performed in many different formats, including theater, opera, film and radio-theater. An interesting fact is that
Lear, rey & mendigo by Nicanor Parra is considered the best Spanish translation of this play.
La Rebelión de los Muñecos (Chile). As part of their aim to create more opportunities and give animated and puppet theater a place in Chile, Viajeinmóvil hold the La Rebelión de los Muñecos International Festival, with a program that includes outstanding animated and puppet theater productions. Once a year, they bring together Chilean and foreign companies, with the aim of becoming a national and international platform that spreads, promotes, trains, tours and perfects these specializations. La Rebelión de los Muñecos has an important task: to make material theater visible country-wide; to make its program more international and to offer, at the same time, the opportunity to study under world-renowned experts.