Direction Michael De Cock
By Teatro Real Flamenco from Brussels (KVS)
Directed by Michael De Cock
Country: Belgium | Chile
Discipline: theater | performance
Duration: 60 minutes
Recommended for: +10
A young girl and her mother get in the back of a dark truck as cargo, beginning a long and uncertain journey. It’s like a space rocket on its way to an unknown planet. They have to keep really quiet. Luckily, the young girl is a world champion at keeping quiet. She asks herself why she can only take two bags with her, leaving almost everything she owns behind. And what should she take with her? Installed in a container, the audience is submerged into this young girl’s world, as she tries to reconstruct both her memories and past. She begins a journey to a promised land, a symbolic place that is as fluid as her ideas, tragedies and hope, fleeing from the madness of a country that’s been destroyed in search of a tomorrow somewhere else. From this - childlike - perspective, this play brings the audience face to face with the reality of refugees and illegal immigration. Mañana es otro país is the recreation for the Santiago a Mil Festival of a show that was first performed in Turkey and has toured Belgium, Slovenia, England, the Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary and France. Each country provides a local interpreter. In Chile, this role will be played by talented actress María José Parga. This is a KVS coproduction in conjunction with the Teatro a Mil Foundation.
Michael De Cock Born in 1972 in Belgium, this theater director, playwright and writer is currently the artistic director of the KVS Theater in Brussels. He’s a Romance Languages and Literature graduate and a Performance graduate from the Brussels Conservatory. His work has been translated into more than ten languages and some of it has been turned into films. His theatrical career includes the performances of classic texts such as Hedda Gabler and The Cherry Orchard, in which he directed a Senegalese-Belgian cast. His most well-known project is his series of pieces dedicated to immigration.
Written and directed by: Michael de Cock | Performed by: María José Parga | Artistic production: Daniel Córdova | Dramatist: Gerardo Salinas | Sound designer: Charo Calvo | Set: Stef Depover | Translated by: Ernesto Ottone Ramírez.