Juan Carlos Martel Bayod
Teatre Lliure Gràcia | 18/07 - 20/07
Using the lie of the theater to explain, if that is possible, one of the least questioned human truths so far: love. Let's complement that truth with the testimony of women who, through their lived experiences, will build and destroy myths around this need of affection that moves us all. It is about putting into play on stage the definition of love that lies in our collective imagination and conditions the way we understand and experience our relationships. In this line, the story of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare is the starting point from which women will debate for and against this romantic love. The show narrates, in the first person, the existence of a social mentality that shapes our affections and our company, especially that of women. And on the contrary, it also shows us what we understand by love from experience, and therefore, from life, before what we are shown in fiction, literature or cinema.
Juan Carlos Martel Bayod works to make drama with social content where all layers and groups can be represented. With this theatrical project he wants to show the harshness and, often, part of the same beauty and represent on stage the society that made be, and participant in the creation process. This is the second show that follows this ideological line after Sis personatges - Homenatge a Tomás Giner (2018). Martel Bayod has also directed other productions such as L'inframón, Joc de miralls or Una Ilíada. Since February of this corrent year he has been the new director of the Teatre Lliure in Barcelona.
A co-production of Teatre Lliure and Grec Festival of Barcelona.
With the collaboration of La Fundació Amics de la Gent Gran, La Fundació Privada Avismón Catalunya, el Teatre de L’Artesà del Prat de Llobregat and el Teatro della Pergola / Teatro Nazionale della Toscana.
Acknowledgements: Eva Garcia, Art i Part, Cruz Roja, Departament de promoció de la gent gran de l'Ajuntament de Barcelona.
Idea and direction: Juan Carlos Martel Bayod Dramaturgy: Marc Artigau Dramaturgist: Georgina Oliva With: Rosó Amades, Genoveva Garriga, Isabel Linares, Maria Dolores López, Clara Manyós, Àurea Màrquez, Mariona Mayolas, Alícia Pueyo, Maria Salvador, Paquita Soler Space and Costume design: Xesca Salvà Lighting design: Marc Lleixà Sound design: Lucas Ariel Vallejos Video design: Joan Rodon Assistance to direction and actors’ training: Clara Manyós Contents and advice: Mireia Estrada Photographies of the process: Juan Lemus
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