Direction Ignacio Achurra
Artistic director and producer Ignacio Achurra
Discipline Street and musical theater with boxing
Duration 45 minutes
Recommended for General public
A young hip-hop singer recalls her memories of her boxer father. Father and daughter rebuild the relationship they lost by reminiscing, meeting up and sharing their injuries. Recordings of their talks mix with personal items and memories to combine the recollections of the two: the daughter’s present and the eighties that made their mark on her father. Both characters are children of fury. Hip-hop and boxing involve rage, survival, the ghetto and showmanship. The father is a victim of unscrupulous management and his own desires and the daughter a victim of her father’s absence.
Yo soy la hija de la furia is musical street theater inspired by the story of David Ellis, the last Chilean boxer to die after a professional fight. With an intimate and minimalist format that blurs the lines between documentary and fiction, the Colectivo Contrataque tells a story that explores the relationship between parents and children, the meaning of life and death and the struggles and passion involved in protecting those who love us.
Ignacio Achurra is an actor, academic, playwright, cultural consultant and theater director. In 2002, he founded the La Patriótico Interesante company, a group with whom he has done intense creative work and research into the area of street theater, creating more than 10 shows that have been performed at festivals in Chile and abroad. In his constant search to bring new significance to public areas, he created the International Street Theater Festival (FITKA) in 2012 with Martín Erazo (La Patogallina), a biannual encounter that has already been successfully held three times. He is currently president of the Trade Union of Actors and Actresses of Chile (Sidarte).
Artistic director and producer Ignacio Achurra | Cast Sebastián Contreras, Analí Muñoz, Jorge Vozeto Suárez and Cristóbal Ramos | Set designers and producers Katiuska Valenzuela and Cristóbal Ramos Musical producer and onstage DJ Enzo Donato | With the collaboration of the Santiago Library | Co-produced by the Teatro a Mil Foundation