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Marco Layera / Teatro La Re-Sentida
La posibilidad de la ternura

  • Theatre

n this theatre production by internationally acclaimed Chilean director Marco Layera, young people speak up against being perpetually taught a masculinity that discourages vulnerability and tenderness and punishes them for it. Empathy is construed as weakness. As one of the actors says: “The worst thing my hands have done is kill the child in me so that I can become a man.”

These young Chilean men between the ages of 14 and 18 are no longer prepared to accept this. So they ask themselves: How can we change if we don’t have any positive male role models? What stops us from showing affection or asking for tenderness? How do we turn tenderness into a political practice? In a powerful and poetic evening, Layera and the theatre collective La Re-Sentida search for the revolutionary power of tenderness. Powerful theatre for all those who are not satisfied with rigid role models and gender clichés.

Directed by: Marco Layera and Carolina de La Maza
Dramaturgy: Collective
Dramaturgist: Aljoscha Begrich
Cast: Leftrarü Valdivia, Castro, Camilo Bugueño Espejo, Efraín Chaparro Pérez, José Miguel, Araya Moreno, Dimitri Bueno Ferrer, Marcos Cruz Andulce, Matías Mendez González
Out-line construction: Tomas O’Ryan
Director’s assistance: Katherine Maureira and Humberto Adriano
Production: Victoria Iglesias
Lighting design: Karl Heinz Sateler
Stage design: Teatro La Re-Sentida
Costume design: Daniel Bagnara
Tailor: Eugenio Pino
Sound design: Andrés Quezada
Artistic collaboration: Ernesto Orellana

Produktion: Centro Gabriela Mistral GAM und Ruhrtriennale Festival der Künste
Koproduktion: Münchner Kammerspiele

„La posibilidad de la ternura“ ist ein Projekt im Rahmen des Bündnisses internationaler Produktionshäuser, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien. Und es wird vom Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst gefördert.