• Radio theater

  • Theater


By Tryo Teatro Banda


  • Spanish
  • 50 minutes
  • +8 años

Known for its highly visual shows, Tryo Teatro Banda rolls out their art in an audio version, with a story that covers the rise and fall of the Incan Empire.

A Chilean woman from the Mapocho valley is invited by King Huayna Cápac to visit the city of Cusco, capital of the Incan Empire, so she can demonstrate the magical powers she’s famous for. Together with her family, they stay in Cápac Ñan on the Inca Trail for six months, discovering the magnificent culture right before their eyes: bridges, aqueducts, gold palaces, riches, order and progress. They also realize though that many villagers are unhappy and unwilling to bow down to strict foreign domination. In this amazing imperial city - and after fulfilling the wishes of the Incas - they’ll survive the abrupt fall of the greatest pre-Columbian civilization.

This new show by Tryo Teatro Banda is in a radio theater format for all the family, with an original score and live sound effects.

Cast and crew

Written and director by: Francisco Sánchez | Actors-musicians: Alfredo Becerra, Daniela Ropert, Eduardo Irrazábal, Diego Chamorro, Javier Bolívar, Ignacia Goycoolea | General producer: Carolina González | Production assistant: Natalia Araya | Sound engineer: Julio Gennari.

Francisco Sánchez

Writer and director

Master minstrel

This actor, musician, researcher, playwright, teacher and director founded Tryo Teatro Banda with Carolina González. He studied acting, the trombone, piano and composing in Chile and opera directing, musical dramaturgy and opera librettos in Italy. Together with this company, he’s developed a theatrical style of ‘contemporary troubadours’, reviving the old minstrel art in a style that combines theater, music and literature with a nomadic air. Their shows tell the story of different episodes in Chile’s history in and they’ve toured the country, Latin America and Europe.

Tryo Teatro Banda

The company

Contemporary minstrels

Tryo Teatro Banda is an independent and nomadic theater company that was formed in 2000 with three main aims: to put on productions either by Chilean authors or about topics related to the country, to visit places not usually featured on artistic circuits and to combine the art of acting with literature and original live music. They aim to work with founding episodes from Chile and America’s history, researching and using the origins of Chile’s mixed-race identity, as seen in the plays La expulsión de los Jesuitas, ¡Parlamento!, Afrochileno, La Tirana, Pedro de Valdivia: la gesta inconclusa, Cautiverio Felis (sic), La Araucana, Jemmy Button, O´Higgins, un hombre en pedazos, Tragicomedia del Ande and Foster, el observatorio del cerro Tupahue.

“By applying minstrel esthetics to national issues, they come up with a really appealing show that reestablishes the importance of events from our history”.

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