Direction Sebastián Vila
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Country: Chile
Discipline: Theater
Duration: 90 minutes
Recommended for: + 12
Language: Spanish

The new musical show from Tryo Teatro Banda tells the story of one of the most ridiculous episodes of the conquest of America: the exploits of Spanish duo Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro in their search to find and conquer the Inca Empire by capturing its last emperor, Atahualpa. The play depicts the meeting of two worlds, with a story marked by selfishness, greed and betrayal. It also reflects on Chile’s role in this feat, which triggered a tragic end. The show is accompanied by a live chamber orchestra that is incorporated into the theatrical histrionics and completes this novel troubadour production.

Tragicomedia del ande is a Teatro a Mil Foundation and GAM Center coproduction, with financing from a 2018 National Cultural and Artistic Development Grant (Fondart).

DIRECTOR

Sebastián Vila An actor, director and drama teacher, he has taken part in plays such as La negra Ester and La consagración de la pobreza, directed by Andrés Pérez, as well as Las siete vidas del Tony Caluga, Woyzeck, Los ojos rotos and Grita, among others. In 1997, he founded the La Trompeta theater company, staging plays by different authors. He has also directed El Cautiverio Felis (sic), Pedro de Valdivia, la gesta inconclusa and Jemmy Button by Tryo Teatro Banda and Ningún pájaro canta por cantar by the Ñeque Teatral company, winning awards from the Chilean Circle of Art Critics in 2009 and 2010.

DRAMATURGY

Francisco Sánchez An actor, musician, director, playwright and theater researcher, he’s the founder and director of Tryo Teatro Banda, with whom he has put on more than a dozen plays in Chile and abroad. His focus has been on developing a type of musical theater that brings back the art of the troubadours of old and deals with events from Chilean history, performing in far-off places. He specialized in opera at the European Academy in Florence and at the Colón Theater in Buenos Aires. In 2010, he received the Latin American Center for Theater Creation and Research (CELCIT) Medal for his contribution to Iberian-American theater.

TECHNICAL INFO

Researched and written by: Francisco Sánchez and Tryo Teatro Banda | General director: Sebastián Vila | Compositions and arrangements: Simón Schriever, Greco Acuña, Francisco Sánchez and Tryo Teatro Banda | Orchestration and conductor: Sebastián Errázuriz | Cast: María Izquierdo, Francisco Sánchez, Daniela Ropert, Valentina Jorquera Alfredo Becerra, Eduardo Irrazabal, Diego Chamorro | Musicians: Simón Schriever, Greco Acuña | Set, costume and lighting designer: Pablo De la Fuente, Pedro Gramegna | Sound: Maximiliano Cornejo | Lighting: Álvaro Meléndez | Choral preparation: Annie Murath | Andean musical consultant: Edwin Conde | Orchestra: MusicActual Ensemble| Press: Marietta Santi | Graphic designer: Juan Ignacio Viveros | General producer: Carolina González | Producer and negotiations: Ignacia Goycoolea | Original idea: Francisco Sánchez | Acknowledgements: Javier Bolivar | Coproduced by: the Teatro a Mil Foundation and the GAM Center, with financing from a 2018 National Cultural and Artistic Development Grant (Fondart).

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