By The LUPA Puppet Company Directed by Catalina Landívar
Award-winning Argentine company LUPA brings the adventures of an imaginative child who has to deal with living with a father he barely knows to Chile.
Martino is eight years old, with a mother who loves music, an invisible friend and a rage that’s bigger than the full moon. He’s just been told him that he has to spend the holidays at his father’s house. And this is what makes him mad, because his father lives far away in a strange house and - even though he’s his father - he hardly knows him. However, as is usually the case, the most exciting things happen in places we don’t want to go. Among exotic plants and surrounded by surprising characters, Martino goes on an adventure that will change his life forever. Martino Gomaespuma, a LUPA Puppet Company creation, won the Best One-Man Puppet Show for Children and Best Multimedia Show Awards, among others, at the Javier Villafañe National Puppet Awards in 2018.
Cast and crew
Directed by: Catalina Landívar | Cast: Eugenio Deoseffe | Written by: Eugenio Deoseffe, Catalina Landívar | Puppet creator: Eugenio Deoseffe | Multimedia design and animation: Andrés Llanezas | Set: Virginia Ceratto | Original score: Joaquín Deoseffe, Diego Pedraza | Technical consultant: Silvio Torres | Technical assistant: Agustina Villanes | Assistant director: Clara Giorgetti | Produced by: The Lupa Puppet Company | Sponsored by the Argentine National Theater Institute.
Winners of multiple awards for their theater pieces
This Argentine animated theater company was created in February 2014 by Eugenio Deoseffe as a result of his desire to explore other forms of expression and his fascination for the world of objects. Lupa, mundos para mirar de cerca was his first show, which went on tour and gave outstanding performances at international theater, clown and puppet festivals in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. In 2017, it won the Villanueva Award from Cuban critics for Best Foreign Show during the group’s participation in Havana’s International Theater Festival, as well as the Teatro del Mundo Award (Ricardo Rojas Cultural Center, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) and the Atina Award (Association of of Independent Theater Companies for Children and Young People, Argentina) for Best Puppet and Object Show.
“Martino Gomaespuma tells the story of a difficult time in the life of an eight year old child who believes that the world is against him but discovers that life can take him by surprise”.
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