“Paisajes para no colorear” (“Non Coloring Landscapes”) uses as its trigger countless atrocious acts of violence committed against female teenagers in Chile and around Latin America.
The brutality in these events submits us under many questions regarding the reality to which teenagers are exposed: how they develop and socialized among their peers, how they interact with history and the present of their country, with discourses, paradigms and social changes of their time and how they take position against the adult-centered speech.
Times of intense reflection and debate is approaching, defying us to reassess gender relations, giving birth to new ways of interacting among generations, sexes and social institutions.
“Paisajes para no colorear” proposes the crossing of testimonies and imaginaries from a group of more than 100 Chilean teenagers. We believe that this is a unique opportunity for these stories to leave the corner of the personal and the private to become a public and political voice. It is urgent to sum up the voices of these new generations to the debate
“Paisajes para no colorear” forces us to exercise in silencing ourselves for a little more than one hour. The time to listen to them is here and, to some extent, to listen to ourselves as well.
Nine Chilean adolescents take to the stage to show how they interpret both the world and the violence they have been witnesses to and victims of. Lissette Villa was 11 when she was asphyxiated by a babysitter who sat on top of her for several minutes. Tania Águila died aged 14 when her boyfriend hit her over the head with a rock. Florencia Aguirre was 10 when her stepfather suffocated her with a plastic bag, burnt her body and buried her where they kept the firewood. These are some of the cases that inspired Theater La Re-Sentida to create Paisajes para no colorear. On stage, the young girls give their opinions and tell stories based on real events, using cases that appeared in the press or their own experiences or those of their peers. This play is the result of a long process of workshops and meetings with diverse communities of teenagers, bringing together the testimonies of more than 100 Chilean adolescents that report the violence to which they are exposed.
Cast: Ignacia Atenas, Sara Becker, Paula Castro, Daniela López, Angelina Miglietta, Matilde Morgado, Constanza Poloni, Rafaela Ramírez and Arwen Vásquez.
Direction: Marco Layera
Director’s assistant: Carolina de la Maza
Text: Carolina de la Maza and Marco Layera
Dramaturgic advice: Anita Fuentes, Francisca Ortiz, Soledad Escobar and Cast.
Scene assistant: Soledad Escobar
Psychologist: Soledad Gutiérrez
Set and Lighting Design: Pablo de la Fuente
Costume Design: Daniel Bagnara
Technical Manager: Karl Heinz Sateler
Music composition: Tomás González
Sound: Alonso Orrego
Premiere: August 2018, Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile.
Production: GAM (Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral)
Co-Production: Theater Company La Re-Sentida
Length: 87 minutes