LA DICTADURA DE LO COOL

2016

Company: La Re-sentida
Direction: Marco Layera
Discipline: Political theater
Duration: 1h 25 min.
Recommended for: +14
Language: Spanish with subtitles en English
Venue: Theater (100 to 1000 spectators)

«WITH GREAT SYMBOLIC VARIETY PLUS THE FRENZY PRODUCED BY BODIES AND VOCALS, INTENSE POLITICAL DISCOURSES AND DIFFERENT KINDS OF HUMOR, THE PLAY COMES TO HAVE THE ROBUST ATMOSPHERE OF A GREAT SHOW» 
— BIOBIOCHILE.CL

On the evening of May 1, among the buzz created by protests on the streets, a group of intellectual and artistic friends who all share a profound sense of ‘social awareness’ meet at their host’s house to celebrate his appointment as Minister of Culture. Hidden away in his room, this man has decided to step away from the celebrations after realizing how hypocritical his circle of friends is and how being cultured and middle-class is completely ineffective when trying to bring about real social change.

La dictadura de lo cool is a critical reflection on the life and values of a group of friends – the ‘small middle-class’ – who have been able to take advantage of the capitalist system and, at the same time, try and humanize it with their progressive airs. As a result of an invitation from the HAU – Hebbel am Ufer – Theater in Berlin, the La Re-sentida was inspired by The Aesthetics of Resistance by Peter Weiss to ask themselves about the form resistance takes on nowadays. After its premiere in Chile as part of the Teatro Hoy cycle, La dictadura de lo cool was performed at the Festival d’Avignon, the Napoli Theater Festival and in Berlin.

Coproduced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin. Funded by the Federal German Cultural Foundation.

Company La Re-sentida Direction Marco Layera Cast Carolina Palacios, Benjamín Westfall, Carolina de la Maza, Diego Acuña, Pedro Muñoz, Benjamín Cortés Dramaturgy La Re-sentida Production Nicolás Herrera Technical and video manager Karl Heinz Sateler Stage design and lighting Pablo de la Fuente Costume design Daniel Bagnara Music Alejandro Miranda Sound Alonso Orrego Camera Alejandro Batarce Scene assistants Mariela Espinoza y Raúl Donoso Assistant set designer Gabriela Torrejón Assistant costume designer John Álvarez

Touring Team: 14 people

Rooming list: 14 single

Author Royalties: To be confirmed

340 kilos

Minimum stage dimensions required: 19 meters wide, 8 meters height, and 15 meters depth

Load In: 2 days
Load Out: 1 day