By Teatro de Ocasión Directed by Tita Iacobelli
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A touching multidisciplinary show that invites the audience, especially children, to travel through the world of Gabriela Mistral and her life, dreams and legacy.
Lucila, luces de Gabriela is full of surprises: it’s a play that brings acting, music and visual poetry to the stage to accompany poet Gabriela Mistral on a journey through her life. A creation for all ages, it aims to inspire the audience to follow in this Nobel Prize for Literature winner’s footsteps, to explore her different sides and to reconstruct her using their imagination. On stage, two people are on the trail of Gabriela, hoping to find her so they can follow down her same path, discovering and sharing the surprising inner world of this immeasurable and important woman from Chile’s history. Lucila, luces de Gabriela is the fourth play by Teatro de Ocasión, calling on outstanding actress Teresita Iacobelli as director. Gabriela Mistral appears in different forms, painted as “a woman who grew so much that she ended up not fitting into her country and so had to travel to fulfil her desire to see, understand, transform and sow things throughout the world”, according to director and actress María Fernanda Carrasco.
Cast and crew
Created, performed and live music by: María Fernanda Carrasco and César Espinoza | Directed by: Tita Iacobelli | Assistant director: Belén Abarza | Written by: María Fernanda Carrasco | Musical director and arrangements: Simón González | Sound designer: Daniel Pierattini | Set designer and lighting: Belén Abarza | Assistant designer: Macarena Muñoz | Costume designer and creator: Daniel Bagnara | Graphic designer: Liza Retamal | Set construction: Fernando Quiroga | A Teatro de Ocasión and GAM Center production.
A role model for animated theater
This actress graduated from the Finis Terrae University and has been working with the Viajeinmóvil theater and puppet company since 2005, together with outstanding director Jaime Lorca and developing a specific vocal, acting and visual style. She’s traveled to Chile, France, Spain, Belgium, Brazil, Hungary, Argentina, Portugal, Bolivia and Mexico with critically acclaimed pieces such as Gulliver and Otelo. Her close ties to music have led to her directing theatrical concerts with Pequeño Municipal, the Congreso group and the early childhood theater and music group Teatro de Ocasión, with whom she’s directed the shows TUM and Lucila, luces de Gabriela. In 2018, she premiered, directed and acted in Chaika, winner of the 2018 Best Play and Best Performance Awards from the Circle of Art Critics and of the Best Director Award at the Clap Awards.
Teatro de Ocasión
Shows for early childhood
Founded in 2010, this group’s style fuses theater, culture and pop music, with shows created especially for early childhood. Their plays Una mañanita partí, El viaje redondo and TUM have toured Chile and countries like Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, Bosnia Herzegovina, South Korea, China, Japan, Malta, Bolivia, the United States and Taiwan. In 2016, they released their first album, Canciones de Ocasión, which received the Pulsar Award for Best Album for Early Childhood.
“With the irresistible approach they’re known for, María Fernanda Carrasco and César Espinoza bring a kind of fun theatrical kaleidoscope to life, unleashing a string of physical games, objects and live music and songs “.
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