Direction Javier Casanga
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Country Chile
Discipline Theater
Recomended for +12
Duration 90 minutes
Language Spanish

El amarillo sol de tus cabellos largos is the story of Alma, whose one year old son was taken away by her family, who questioned her sexual orientation and doubted her capacity to be a good father/mother. With the help of her transvestite friends, Alma will do anything to get her son back, including denying who she really is. This play questions the roles of mothers and fathers in a patriarchal society ruled by heterosexuality, giving new meaning to how families are formed in modern times. The acclaimed company La Niña Horrible, headed up by playwright Carla Zúñiga and director Javier Casanga, returns to Santiago a Mil with this production, in which the body is a political weapon used to talk about misery, insecurity and outcasts. Putting transvestites on the stage is a way of breaking the rules and losing the fear of ennobling a beauty that is horrible. It’s a production in which the company once more explores and questions the strict gender roles that exist in our society.

DIRECTOR

Javier Casanga is an actor, director and teacher who has learnt about vocal studies for actors in different seminars held by Paula Molinari and Noah Pikes. As well as teaching at different universities and institutes in Santiago, he is also one of the founding members of La Niña Horrible, a company for whom he has directed successful productions such as Sentimientos, Historias de amputación a la hora del té, En el jardín de rosas: Sangriento vía crucis del fin de los tiempos, La trágica agonía de un pájaro azul and Los tristísimos veranos de la princesa Diana.

DRAMATURGY

Carla Zúñiga is an actress, director, playwright and teacher. She studied as a playwright under Juan Radrigán and took part in the Royal Court Theater in Latin America’s workshops, an initiative involving the Teatro a Mil Foundation and institutions in Argentina and Uruguay. She has put on productions of more than a dozen scripts, consolidating herself as one of the most interesting voices on the Chilean theater scene. Founder of La Niña Horrible company, Zúñiga has no qualms about using her creations to laugh at certain Chilean bad habits - such as social climbing, discrimination or appearances - in order to show the existence or breakdown of mediocrity in the current system.

TECHNICAL INFO

Written by Carla Zúñiga | Directed by Javier Casanga | Assistant director Loreto Araya | Cast Maria Nelly Miranda, Bárbara Vera, Ítalo Spotorno, Claudia Vargas, Ignacia Lizama, David Gaete, Alonso Arancibia, Paula Calderón, Javier Varas, Gerard Henry, Víctor Vergara | Set and graphic designer Sebastián Escalona | Costume designer Elizabeth Pérez | Music Alejandro Miranda | Technicians Diego Rojas y José Miguel Carrera | Production coordinator Catalina Latorre | Community Manager Manuel Pacheco Produced by Minga producción escénica| Co-produced by the Camilo Henríquez Theater and the Teatro a Mil Foundation

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