By Teatro del Antagonista
Written by outstanding playwright Carla Zúñiga, this play uses irony and humor to draw attention to the multiple types of discrimination that still exist in Chilean society.
Yo también quiero ser un hombre blanco heterosexual is the story of a lesbian woman from Haiti who has been the victim of abuse and harassment her whole life and is triply marginalized: for being a woman, for being black and for being a lesbian. She’ll do anything she possibly can to leave this behind - to try and find another place in the world, to find a position of power in a patriarchal society and, at the same time, to find happiness. This production, written by acclaimed playwright Carla Zúñiga and brought to the stage by Teatro del Antagonista reflects on the norms that govern our society and the possible transgressions that we can generate as individuals. Is it possible to rethink power from a place that isn’t masculine? Can women start a real revolution? These questions are the common threads in the lead character’s life and in her ridiculous attempt to find her place in today’s - also ridiculous - society.
Cast and crew
Directed by: Manuel Morgado | Written by: Carla Zúñiga | General producer: Kristopher Gómez | Cast: Juan Pablo Fuentes, Gabriela Arancibia, Renata Casale, Tamara Ferreira, Coca Miranda, Ariel Hermosilla, Nicolás Venegas | Set: Manuel Morgado | Costume designer: Zorra Vargas | Lighting: Daniela Valenzuela | Sound designer: Gonzalo Hurtado | Sound setting: Mirko Petrovich | Set creation: German Martínez and Teatro del Antagonista | Costume creator: Julio San Martín | Assistant designer: Nicolás Muñoz, Tomás Ahumada | General coordination: Catalina López | Producer on location: Althia Cereceda | Press: Claudia Palominos.
A fusion of knowledge brought to the stage
This actor from Fernando Cuadra’s Teatro La Casa has a diploma in Esthetics and Philosophy from the Catholic University. He has studied choreography under Milán Kozanek and, as an actor, has worked on productions directed by Aldo Droguett. He was a member of the Teatro de la Palabra Theater Project, directed by Víctor Carrasco and produced the plays La amante fascista by Alejandro Moreno and Clase by Guillermo Calderón. He premiered El malentendido by Albert Camus at Matucana 100 in 2016 and Yo también quiero ser un hombre blanco heterosexual in 2018.
One of the most important voices of her generation
An actress from ARCIS University with a diploma in the Elements of Contemporary Theater Critique from the University of Chile, her work has mainly been focused on dramaturgy, holding workshops and doing work experience with Juan Radrigán. She’s written two books: Trilogía de la fatalidad, published by Chilena de Edición and La trágica agonía de un pájaro azul published by Oximorón. She’s premiered more than ten plays, including Sentimientos, Historias de amputación a la hora del té, La trágica agonía de un pájaro azul, Los tristísimos veranos de la princesa Diana and Prefiero que me coman los perros, a play given the Best Dramaturgy Award by the Circle of Art Critics in 2018. She founded the La Niña Horrible company with director Javier Casanga.
Teatro del Antagonista
The ‘baddie’ as the driving force behind stories
Formed in 2011 by Manuel Morgado, Kristopher Gómez and Gonzalo Hurtado, the work of this group is based on the figure of the antagonist as an important dramatic subject and on developing pieces that bring the maximum number of possibilities to the stage, creating a kind of ‘twisted realism’. Some of the topics their plays deal with include violence, decadence, failure and murder as the subject of action.
“A play whose long and curious title, meaning and point of view are captured on stage, dealing with a topic as well-known as discrimination from a fresh, fierce and fiery perspective”.
“An invitation to take responsibility for the difficulties migrants face, for the needs of minorities within these groups and for the way in which the country systematically creates the desire to be a man”.
—Arte al Límite Magazine
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