The National Dramatic Center (CDN), an artistic institution dependent on INAEM, has presented what will be the new season 22-23 under the slogan Dramas of resistance to overcome reality.
"In the public theater we perform miracles and we continue thanks to the officials"
The presence of big names such as Christiane Jatahy or Kornél Mundruczó / Kata Wéber has been announced, as well as other European co-productions such as those by Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini, Philippe Quesne or Marco Layera and La Re-sentida. In total, 23 shows, including nine own productions and five co-productions, of which 12 are absolute premieres.
Alfredo Sanzol, director of the National Drama Center, explained that next season the concept of resistance will be the protagonist. “Our resistance, that of those of us who make fiction, is done through immersion in emotions and feelings that scare us, without despising anything, and always with the task of resisting to find happiness. In a very few years we are suffering traumatic events that can block the creativity of an entire society. Resisting from fiction is essential to be able to change reality”, said the director of the CDN.
In this sense, the slogan "If we have survived our dramas, let's write dramas that survive us", used by the CDN this year, highlights that will.
Valle returns to national production
Among the productions that will make up the line-up of the two theaters of the Dramático (the María Guerrero and the Valle-Inclán), there are nine own productions: a staging of The Dragon's Head, by Valle-Inclán, with which Lucía Miranda proposes to create a fairy tale for adults based on the farce that Valle wrote for children; 400 days without light, a text by Vanessa Espín directed by Raquel Alarcón that develops the research work for the Dramawalker Cañada Real tells the struggle of the inhabitants of a neighborhood condemned politically and by the media to defend their dignity; Brief history of the Spanish railway, a piece by Joan Yago directed by Beatriz Jaén, reviews the history of capitalism in Spain and its link with the culture of corruption; Los columpios, with which José Troncoso proposes a reflection on dreams of the future; a new creation by Lucía Carballal, Los pales, about the world of fiction told from the perspective of television scriptwriters.
Alfredo Sanzol will direct a new text of his own, Fundamentally fantasies for resistance, a story set in the war in Ukraine as a plea against violence through humor and which is also a tribute to the imagination as a tool to save lives; Infinite work, by the Los Bárbaros collective, which will be a tribute to the oral tradition that speaks about communities, collective thought and political action; Querencia, a Cañí tragicomedy with the grotesque and dreamlike stamp of Paco Zarzoso and directed by Salva Bolta; and Falsestuff. The death of the muses, the return of Nao Albet and Marcèl Borràs to the Dramático with a proposal on copies and forgeries with which they continue to deepen the concept of art and creation.
Adaptation of 'Easy Reading' between the co-productions
Under the co-production format, the National Dramatic Center will host a total of five titles: Easy Reading, theatrical adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Cristina Morales by Alberto San Juan; The weight of a body, written and directed by Victoria Szpunberg, is a reflection on the implications of aging in our society, on dependency and care, which combines realism and humor.
Ernesto Caballero will premiere The Process, a lucid and exhaustive portrait of justice and the forms of totalitarianism based on the novel of the same name by Franz Kafka; Some days, written and directed by Cristina Rojas, a comedy about unfulfilled dreams and a celebration of the joy of living; and Lost Paradise, the latest work by Andrés Lima, inspired by John Milton's epic poem and written with Helena Tornero, who will talk about beauty, destiny and disobedience.
The Chilean company La Re-sentida among the guests
The program is completed by nine shows by invited companies: the Barcelona creator Clàudia Cedó returns with an award-winning work, Madre de Azúcar, within her inclusive theater project 'Escenaris Especials', to lift the taboo around the subject of motherhood and disability ; Entre chien et loup, an adaptation of the film Dogville by Lars Von Trier, directed by the most international Brazilian author, director and filmmaker, Christiane Jatahy, represents a return to Drama by this artist whose peculiar scenic language is a mixture of theatrical formats and cinematographic; We are also revisited by the Hungarian creative duo Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber with Pieces of a woman, which deals with perinatal mourning, bringing to light all the contradictions that this issue generates within our society and our families; Coming from Rome, Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini offer us a trip to the intimacy of the dressing room to talk to us about decadence, and how artists face aging in Sovrimpressioni.
Also the proposal of Yerma by Juan Carlos Martel Bayod, a version of Lorca's tragic poem understood as a lullaby where the public will be the creature that listens to the poet's tragedy about personal unrealization; Karaoke Elusia, written and directed by the young creator Oriol Puig, will offer a story about mental health, bullying and youth suicide, highlighting the importance of friendship in a time as delicate as adolescence; we will get to know the work of the French creator Philippe Quesne, who brings his environmentalist fable with fun surreal overtones Farm fatale; from Chile, Marco Layera and his company La Re-sentida offer us Oasis of impunity, a choreographic reflection on the nature of violence that, in his country, has locked the police and citizens in a dialectic permanent; and Harakiri, a proposal by the artist duo Les Impuxibles (Ariadna and Clara Peya), based on a text by María Velasco, where they tell us about the stigma of suicide through a mixed format that mixes dance, live music, text and circus, and is accessible to deaf people.