La imaginación del futuro
by La Re-sentida
Direction: Marco Layera
Guest Production by Teatro La Re-sentida (Chile)
On 11 September 1973 the military began bombing and shooting at La Moneda, the Chilean presidential palace. President Salvador Allende, elected in a democratic vote three years earlier, gave his last speech to the people. Shortly afterwards, the military stormed the palace and Allende took his own life. Led by Augusto Pinochet, the army seized power and ruled Chile in a military dictatorship until 11 March 1990. In »La imaginación del futuro« a group of ministers and image consultants from today try to support and coach Salvador Allende for his final appearance. Will they be able to change history and save Allende and his party? Can they avert the 17 years of dictatorship, the consequences of which Chile is still contending with today? The theatre company La Re-sentida, who first performed one of its works in Germany at last year’s F.I.N.D., uses Allende’s famous last speech as the starting point for a scathing and hilarious investigation into Chile’s past and present.
Marco Layera (*1978, Santiago de Chile) is an actor, director, acting teacher and founder of la Re-sentida. At the Festival of young Theatre at the Teatro Municipal de Las Condes he was awarded the prize for best play. Layera received the eugenio Guzman Award of the University of Chile and was nominated for the Chilean Art Prize Premio Altazor a las Artes Nacionales. In 2014 his production »La imaginación del futuro« was invited to the Festival d’Avignon. La Re-sentida is a group of young artists from the Chilean theatre scene and was founded in 2008. They regard theatre as a critical instrument with major political responsibility. In 2014 they were invited to F.I.N.D. with »Tratando de hacer una obra que cambie el mundo«, which was also shown at several national and international festivals in the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Spain.
>>> Essay about the production in Pearson's Preview: Imagining the Future of the Left: Teatro La Re-sentida at the Schaubühne
Direction: Marco Layera
Text: La Re-sentida
Set Design: Pablo de la Fuente
Video: Karl-Heinz Sateler
Music: Marcello Martínez
With: Diego Acuña, Benjamín Cortés, Carolina de la Maza, Pedro Muñoz, Carolina Palacios, Rodolfo Pulgar, Sebastián Squella, Benjamín Westfall
Duration: ca. 90 minutes
Co-production with Teatro a Mil (Chile) and Terni Festival (Italy).