Directed by Jaime Lorca
Directed by Jaime Lorca, seven puppet and object theater creators make up this sample, proving how powerful this style is becoming again on the local scene.
A kleptomaniac caught red-handed takes to the stand in front of an incredulous jury. A grandmother decides to accompany her granddaughter who is in the militia on the run. An obese child is left looking after his birthday cake. A granddaughter looks after her grandmother who has Alzheimer’s. A woman who vomits a rabbit dreams of imaginary lovers. A kindergarten teacher with hates her job and has recently split with her partner is forced to keep her job to feed her children. A girl who’s running away from an orphanage to talk to her mother comes across a poem by chance. These are just some of the stories six actresses-playwrights use to bring the issues and esthetics they’re interested in to the stage from a feminine and relevant perspective, giving animated theater a gender sensitivity that has rarely been seen in local creations. These pieces are a result of Viajeinmóvil’s Animated Theater specialization program in July-September 2019, run by Jaime Lorca and teachers Julia Yevnine, Luiz Cherubini and Christián Ortega.
Cast and crew
Cast: Sofía Arévalo, Karol Blum, Carlota Riveros, Loretta Stanton, María José Salinas and Pía Becerra | Directed by: Jaime Lorca | Dramaturgy teacher: Christián Ortega.
A role model for Chilean theater
An internationally famous actor, playwright and theater director, at the end of the eighties he founded and was part of La Troppa with Laura Pizarro and Juan Carlos Zagal. Their productions include the famous plays Pinocchio, Lobo and Gemelos. He has won the Altazor Award twice (in 2000 and 2004) and has toured the world with several of his pieces. His current company is Viajeinmóvil, with which he has explored puppet theater. He is director of the Bellas Artes Amphitheater, the only specialist venue in Chile dedicated to object and puppet theater.
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