Pequeños Territorios en Reconstrucción
Small Territories under Reconstruction is a research project about the so called “City of Women” located in Turbaco, Colombia, where, fifteen years ago, a group of women displaced by the armed conflict in the country, created the “League of Displaced Women” and built ninety-eight houses with their own hands. After a short stay in this place, TLS (Shadow Line Theater) asked themselves a number of questions regarding the community. The stage production we currently perform can be understood as a documentary fable posing a series of ethical questions on the possible destiny of this suburban settlement, of the women who built it and especially of the children who inhabit it. In order to undertake this theatrical task the two women on stage work with a concrete masonry unit, the image of a hippopotamus and a packet of unaddressed letters, in order to discuss matters such as forced displacement, violence and fear of the future. While the actresses build a landscape with their own hands, a couple of Colombian children construct a model of the house in which each of them lives.
Conception and Creation: LAB TLS, Zuadd Atala, Alicia Laguna, Eduardo Bernal, Jorge A. Vargas, Noé Morales, David Gutiérrez / Stage Direction: Jorge A. Vargas / Concept: Eduardo Bernal / Texts: Noé Morales / General Consultancy: David Gutiérrez / Asistente: Ricardo Pérez / Music: Jorge Verdín / Video and Multimedia: Marina España / Graphic Design: Carlos Villajuárez
This piece was produced in collaboration with the Liga de Mujeres Desplazadas (League of Displaced Women) (Turbaco de Bolívar, Cartagena de Indias Colombia), Dra. Patricia Guerrero, Nayelis González, Yohan Barrios, Ana Luz Ortega y Lubis Cárdenas..
This project was performed with the support of Iberescena, Fondo de Ayuda para las Artes Escénicas Iberoamericanas (Support Fund for Performing Arts.)
* Member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (National System of Art Creators), Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (National Fund for Culture and Arts)
Project performed with the support of the program for professional artistic groups México en Escena (Mexico Staged) and Teatro Línea de Sombra A.C.
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April, Teatro El Galeón, CDMX, Mexico.
September, LAXFest, Los Angeles, California, USA.
December, ENARTES, Centro Nacional de las Artes CNA (National Center for the Arts CNA), CDMX, Mexico.
September 8-9, Col·legi Sant Josep, FiraTàrrega 2018, Tàrrega, Spain.
August 16-18, MUAC (University Museum of Contemporary Art) Auditorium, CDMX, Mexico.October 19, Théâtre De La Renaissance, Festival Sens Interdits, Lyon France.