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Queralt Riera / Dir.: Àlex Mañas

La Badabadoc 06/07 - 24/07

What scars does the system we live under leave on people’s lives? This the focus of a young text about young people, that looks at both the everyday and the political, arising from the On el teatre batega call for submissions.

Two young people find each other on a dating app and meet for the first time. They like each other, take a stroll, and start cuddling and kissing in a doorway, until they hear a series of gunshots, explosions and chases force them to seek refuge inside the building in a flat that isn’t their home. They've been there three days, and have the feeling that the holocaust is happening outside. Is it the end of our civilisation, a war, a catastrophe? Whatever it is, they can’t leave their refuge for fear of being murdered, and during the time they’re shut inside this flat together they forge an increasingly intense bond. These are two people trapped by a system in decline that they want to flee from, but they have nowhere to go. 

The text was created by playwright Queralt Riera, a graduate in stage direction and dramaturgy from the Escola Superior d'Art Dramàtic - Eòlia. She is an author, stage director, acting coach and producer who won the 2019 Adrià Gual award and the 2021 Carme Montoriol Grant. Pruna premièred at the Grec 2020, her play Misèria was staged at the Grec 2021, and for last year's edition, she wrote one of the works selected to be performed as a dramatised reading as part of On el teatre batega, a joint project from the Grec Festival de Barcelona and local theatres. This year, the work comes to the stage directed by Àlex Mañas, playwright, scriptwriter and theatre and film director who combines this work with teaching, and who directs both his own and works and those of others. At the Grec 2007 he directed En cualquier otra parte, and in the 2013 edition presented Béla Bartók: exili a Nova York, two of his own plays.

A Grec 2023 Festival de Barcelona and La Badabadoc co-production.

Artistic card

Authorship: Queralt Riera. Directed by: Àlex Mañas. Performing: Júlia Ferré, Enric Pera. Lighting design: Demian Iglesias. Set: Àlex Mañas. Audiovisuals: Desilence. Music by: Sergi Andrades. Movement and choreography advice: Elia López. Executive production executiva: Guada Cejas, Àngel Grisalvo. Production assistance: Agu Doz Costa. Press office: Néstor Lozano (La Badabadoc). Technician: Demian Iglesias. Photography: Martí Fradera.

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Discipline Theater

Dates and schedules 6 - 24 July. Thursday to Monday at 8 pm

Space La Badabadoc

Duration 60 min

Language Catalan

Price 14-22 €

Other criteria Coproduction Where the Batega Theater

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