An artist talk will be held after the show on October 27 at Muffatwerk.
In Spanish with German surtitles
A man – a »nobody« – leaves South America and embarks on a dangerous journey to Amarillo, Texas, and vanishes without a trace before he reaches his destination. The woman he left behind reconstructs his body, his identity, the probable route of his journey, and imagines having a conversation with the absent man. AMARILLO doesn't report about border officials who hunt down illegal immigrants or other subjects that we find in the media. The focus is on the experience of the journey, of the desert, and the experience is told with very different means: film projections, texts, sound and music collages, song, choreographed movements, magical-realistic images, elements of nature, and documentary material.
Creation Raúl Mendoza, Alicia Laguna, María Luna, Vianey Salinas, Antígona González and Jesus Cuevas Texts Gabriel Contreras, Harold Pinter, TLS CastIvan Ontiveros, Alicia Laguna, María Luna, Vianey Salinas, Antígona González Multimedia Devices Kay PérezSpace Design and Technical Manager Jesús HernándezOriginalMusic Jorge Verdín - ClorofilaVioces, Music and Samplers Jesús CuevasSoundDesign Rodrigo EspinosaVideo Marina España, Raúl MendozaLight Operator Ignacio FerreyraMechanisms Raúl MendozaAltarpieces Juana Inés Luna Assistant Director Adriana AlonsoProduction Assistant María Luisa MontielPhotography Roberto Blenda, Sophie GarcíaGrafikDesign Roberto Betancourt, Antígona GonzálezExecutive Production Alicia LagunaMise-en-Scène Jorge A. Vargas
The group Teatro Línea de Sombra under the direction of Alicia Laguna and Jorge A. Vargas belongs to a new generation of independent Mexican theatermakers, who have managed to establish themselves beyond the state theater system in their country and to also have a presence on the international scene. The company was founded in 1993 by actors, directors, and set designers; they work in cross-genres and develop their pieces in collective creative processes. In most of their works Teatro Línea de Sombra deals in a critical manner with the social and political reality in Mexico. The group participates in the organization of the TRANSVERSALES festival, which takes place every year in alternating cities in Mexico and has the goals of offering a platform for contemporary Mexican theater and of creating interconnections with artists from other nations.
Production and realization
ProductionTeatro Línea de Sombra and Mexico en Escena Realisationwith the support of Goethe-Institut