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“El Grito”: the challenge of directing theater in pandemic, in Madrid

"The Scream" is presented at the Fernán Gómez Theater, Madrid “El grito” is introduced at the Fernán Gómez Theater in Madrid

I lived right here in Spain for greater than 15 years, all of it started between a spherical journey the place I fell in love, that puncture led me to determine, with the love of that second, to reside right here all that interval.

My Argentine theater coaching was blended with all these years in this Iberian land. Evolving in this territory consolidates me as the director that I’m right now, producing a relentless hyperlink between these two cardinal factors. I returned to Buenos Aires after that journey intertwining the union from one aspect of the ocean to the different.

In these occasions of pandemic, the place vulnerability is an everlasting current, I’m conscious of my fortune to have the ability to land once more in Madrid to direct in the Major Corridor of the Fernán Gómez Theater, The Scream.

The joint human constructions transfer me, that is one of the explanation why I get entangled again and again in theatrical motion.

On March 8, 2020, I launched 100Ladies bringing collectively 100 ladies on stage from three to 83 years outdated in the Sala Caras y Caretas of the Buenos Aires metropolis, in a Bio-documentary proposal of my authorship.

A couple of days later, the information of a illness of Chinese language origin unfold, the place it was spreading quickly via Asia, Europe and the whole planet. From this, the confinement in the face of the pandemic.

Personally, I imagine and really feel that going via difficulties strengthens. Hopefully, as a society, we be taught that joint human constructions are at all times enriching and far simpler. From individuality, there isn’t a human or humanitarian path, that is another excuse to proceed on this theatrical journey.


And in this context, surprisingly shaken by the Covid, in the uncertainty of the future, and the concreteness of the current, I plan to launch The Scream in Madrid; from the hand of Pilar de Itzaguirre (creator of the Autumn Competition, one of the most necessary theatrical occasions in the world). She contacted me due to the prestigious Carlota Ferrer, who suggests my title for this montage with the conviction that I’m the perfect individual for this activity.

Right here I’m, in Madrid, in a pandemic, after the snowfall of the century and the flood that’s approaching today. Prepared to inform a fictional story primarily based on actual occasions.

That is how I attempt to form this theatrical construction along with this prestigious forged of Spanish artists: Nuria García, Ana Fernández, Lucía Barrado, Carlota Ferrer, Elsa Chávez, José Luis Alcobendas, Alberto Iglesias, Oscar Codesido Y Pablo Turegano. Dramaturgy of Itziar Pascual Y Amaranta Osorio.

Till the rehearsals started, I didn’t know most of them. Solely to Alberto Iglesias placeholder pictureYears in the past we agreed on a montage and I used to be lucky to have beforehand directed Ferrer; however the different actresses and actors had been unknown to me till that second.

Discovering myself in that first studying with a devastating human group, dedicated to this seek for territory from the interpretation, stimulated in every essay.

Ladies and men, artists prepared to recreate this expertise; actual, in fiction, from motion. Again and again in each scene, in each rehearsal. In the embodiment of this tangible story, with the ability to clearly and exactly understand the experiences of these individuals of flesh and blood to whom they provide life from the interpretation. Holding each its place and dwelling house. The important factor that I uncover with them in every scenic portray live territories, which beat time and again in these theatrical areas. They open up a world for me to proceed advancing in placing this piece in which they’re concerned.

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Like an expressionist portray, my montage is full of brushstrokes, in this hour and a half that the present will final, I attempt to not reduce them, producing a relentless motion with out gaps for every spectator to be concerned in this civil plot.

Nuria garcia, (who has labored hand in hand with Robert Lepage), Ana Fernandez (winner of a Goya) are actresses of a sensitivity dreamed of for a director like me. What I attempt to search for in creation is enhanced by them. Provides Lucia Barrado to this vibration; Daniel Veronese He warned me of this excellent artist that I’m lucky to have round and direct right now.

The male staff that accompanies me are masterful stage animals, Jose Luis Alcovendas, Alberto Iglesias placeholder picture, excellent and the delicate sensitivity of Oscar Codesino.

The Scream It’s a manifestation of justice, in the face of patriarchal phallogocentrism, it tries to weaken, destroy, manipulate, the rights of a girl.

We see how this heroine confronts a perverse system of which she is a sufferer. From the starting of the meeting it’s a constructing beneath development. The dramatic motion solidifies on a wrestle for the place that this lady occupies, from the actual to the scenic. Combat explicitly and implicitly in this journey of years. The confrontation is fixed in the exterior motion in search of justice and fact. It is vitally fascinating to see how every of the actors on this staff are affected by the sensitivity of this true story. At occasions grotesque conditions crossed with a spread of colours, nuances that transfer.

Aina wonders again and again, why doesn’t anybody imagine me? As a result of I’m a girl? For being a single mom of twins?

Struggling anguish and affected by not realizing the father of her youngsters attributable to the malpractice of the clinic the place she was fertilized with sperm from one other man, and never that of her associate.

She is slandered as adulterous by the society round her. Being pressured to face the elevating of her youngsters alone, morally broken. Assuming alone, with out contributions of any type, neither financial. Addressing an absolute change in your life, in phrases of time, care {and professional} progress. Looking for exits in that his actuality.


His struggle has been above all, the seek for the fact. An goal and concrete fact. Patricia (Lucia Barrado placeholder picture) A public defender is who believes in her past her mom Empar (Ana Fernandez), who accompanies the protagonist crossing the obstacles of “Justice”, with none private curiosity exterior the legality of this lady.

After years and years of fixed and exhausting recourse, a Justice of the Peace (Carlota Ferrer) understands and legitimizes this fact that’s this The Scream of justice for this lady.

We empowered ladies in the office, aspiring to construct equality. Ladies started to take a higher position in sustaining the range mannequin, producing sources to consolidate ourselves.

With an all-female artistic group, Anna tussell in the scenography, it affords a minimalist house fragmented into three preliminary areas, that are present process mutations, contributing to the story, together with the mild creation of Paloma parra; coming with ingenuity, squeezing the potentialities in these varieties of areas that the course proposes. Guadalupe Valero, costume designer, at all times their beautiful contribution contributes to the passage of the piece. Elvira Ruiz Zurita from the Audiovisual, in conjunction with the whole artistic staff. Elsa chavez who’s my assistant director, assembles this constructing.

With this massive group of individuals, regardless of this context, which overwhelms, modifies, anguish, in this susceptible actuality that we’re going via; there may be the refuge, the stimulus of the each day collective act, trusting the theater as the axis of my motion; This generates transformation and union in gratitude; with the ability to develop my artwork with them.

I’m challenged to inform this story. I don’t imagine in coincidences, if in causes that lead us to realities. Aina, the protagonist, represents many of us, producing a voice; a cry, to not permit, endure, disguise, or be silenced and humiliated.

Actions taken collectively are as much as us. We’re accountable as a society, as human beings, as artists, inhabiting this very important house that’s the earth. Want is not passive or affected person, it’s energetic in freedom, fact, justice and equality.

Going again to the starting, about this current of mine, right now right here in Spain, solidifies my path in the lady and director that I wish to be.


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