The flock of women

Ya está Bueno Grabación 19 Nov 2007 01In 2007, the radioplay “Ya está bueno” (It’s enough – voices of women and men against gender violence) was produced with three communities in Santiago-Chile. This program “The flock of women” was written and dramatised by women from the Women’s Refuge IELCH in Santiago’s El Bosque area. The script came from testimonials of women who have suffered violence, combined with hard facts about femicide in Chile and a critical, sarcastic, often acerbic response to the issue. It was a visceral process, direct from the heart and guts of the matter.

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Produced by Teatro Pasmi, with financial support from the Chilean Interior Ministry. Uploaded for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2013.

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Modecate on tour

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Workshop with young people after Modecate, Sept 2013

Modecate has been touring Santiago since its premiere in January 2013. It is the production that spearheads our work with young people. The play is both vehicle and pretext for reflection; born from a long process of discussion and improvisation with Fénix & Ilusiones about the nature of human relations in a dehumanised and controlled society.

During 2013, we performed twice directly for young people in juvenile justice settings, firstly in Recoleta for a group from a program in Maipú, and later in the National Minor’s Service juvenile facility in Til Til. Two opportunities to interact with these young people

On 5th September we performed in the Recoleta Cultural Centre to young people and workers of “Jóven en Red Maipú”, a Special Intervention Program of the Carlos Casanueva Corporation on the city’s periphery. After the performance of “Modecate”, we all took part in a theatre games workshop run by Fénix & Ilusiones, followed by an informal discussion. The interaction was emotive and powerful. More / Más…

Radio Contigo 1

CD Radioteatro Imágen y texto TapaAs part of the Ya está bueno (It’s enough) radio-play project in 2007, Fénix & Ilusiones created and dramatised Radio Contigo, the story of a fictional radio station’s special program about gender violence. The program presenters receive calls from listeners, share poems and reflections, and impart information about the issue. The radio-play was transmitted on many community radio stations in Santiago.

Listen to Radio Contigo Part 1 (in Spanish)

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Dramaturgy: Gabriel Jiménez Espinoza. Production and direction: Teatro Pasmi. Financed by the Social Organisations Division of the Chilean Interior Ministry.

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Radio Contigo 2

CD Radioteatro Imágen y texto TapaAs part of the Ya está bueno (It’s enough) radio-play project in 2007, Fénix & Ilusiones created and dramatised Radio Contigo, the story of a fictional radio station’s special program about gender violence. The program presenters receive calls from listeners, share poems and reflections, and impart information about the issue. The radio-play was transmitted on many community radio stations in Santiago.

Listen to Radio Contigo Part 2 (in Spanish)

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Dramaturgy: Gabriel Jiménez Espinoza. Production and direction: Teatro Pasmi. Financed by the Social Organisations Division of the Chilean Interior Ministry.

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Modecate

Photo: Natalia Valarini

“What happens after the lights are turned off, and the applause dies down, depends on you. So that when someone speaks… someone also listens… truly listens…”

“Modecate” is a group-devised show, developed from improvisations and a long process of group reflection. The play presents a particular view of human relationships and social control, from the standpoint of people who have been separated from society, institutionalised in a psychiatric hospital; people who despite their perverse living conditions, support and care for each other. Using the metaphor of madness, “Modecate” asks: who is crazy? who is sane? and, why don’t we listen to each other, truly listen?”

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10 years theatre work in Colina 1

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In November 2012, we celebrated 10 years of theatre in the Colina 1 prison. Letters and videos came from the many people from Chile and around the world who have collaborated with this experience.

We acknowledge the ground-breaking work of Teatro Pasmi who initiated the experience, also the strength and commitment of those who have participated over the years, as well as those who continue to participate in and coordinate the work.

Some of the greetings we received follow…
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“Hand up!” documentary

“Hand up!” documents the collaboration between Fénix & Ilusiones, Teatro Pasmi and Acteurs de l’Ombre (Belgium) during 2010-2011. The documentary is directed by Víctor Robles and the trailer was co-produced in 2012 with Colectivo Sustento ///

 
Script/narration: Gabriel Jiménez
Original music: Claudio Cancino and Felipe Sanhueza

Hand up! excerpt from Victor Robles Bravo on Vimeo.

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Space of freedom

de la Carreta al Teatro from Victor Robles Bravo on Vimeo.

This mini documentary was made in 2008 by Víctor Robles with Teatro Pasmi and, although years have passed, it is still a relevant tool to explain the context of the work of Fénix & Ilusiones in the Colina 1 prison in Santiago-Chile. The prisoners themselves speak of their experiences of theatre and writing. We work from the premise that every person plays roles in their life, so why not do theatre with prisoners? There are short glimpses of the performances and the documentary ends with the presentation of “I die therefore I am” (Jorge Díaz) at the International Community Theatre Festival-ENTEPOLA 2008, in front of an audience of 3,000 people.
Director: Víctor Robles
Música original: David Barrios