The sixteenth edition of the Festival of Monologues "Teatro a Sola Voz," presented in different states of the country, will stop in Jalisco to present seven performances in Guadalajara and Lagos de Moreno.
The festival comes to the state from July 21 to July 29, thanks to the joint work between the Ministry of Culture of Jalisco (SC) through the Head of Theater and the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL.)
Claudia Reyes Toledo, Director of Cultural and Artistic Development of the SC, commented that this festival is much loved in the state and that this time it comes when the cultural activities return to face-to-face spaces. "It is for that reason that with a particular impetus we manage to make cultural spaces safe, so that people can enjoy the shows, but also to help us maintain them."
The montages "Executor 14," "30 + 1 (Play for an Actress and a Radio,)" "Silly," "There's no home like place," "Wilma," "Nana," and "Camille Claudel," which will present at the Alarife Martín Casillas Theater, the Art and Culture Forum, the Agora of the Ex Convento del Carmen, and the Rosas Moreno Theater, in Lagos de Moreno. They were selected through the 2020 call, a year in which due to the pandemic the festival could not take place.
Daniel Miranda Cano, INBAL National Theater Coordinator, also celebrated the return of the public to the spaces and underlined “the inter-institutional alliance between the bodies that are dedicated to the promotion of culture and the arts, that must be celebrated, strengthened, replicated, and maintained for the sake of a program like this, which generates an impact at the national level in the formation of audiences, and which allows companies to show a work, an aesthetic discourse, and poetic discourse, which is so necessary.”
Hugo Acosta, Director of Culture of Lagos de Moreno, recalled that this municipality has a very important theater movement and this festival has become part of the summer cultural program of Lagos de Moreno. "It is very useful for us to know how we are going to face this new reality. We have to redouble our efforts to reactivate not only the part of the artists, but also that of the public, so that people go to the theater again."
The circuit begins in Jalisco on July 21, at 8:00 p.m., with the presentation of the play "Executor 14" at the Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas. Two days later, this same work will be in Lagos de Moreno and thus the program will continue with a daily work in each city until July 27 in Guadalajara and July 29 in the Alteño municipality.
The complete program can be found on the website of the Ministry of Culture at:
Tickets for functions in Guadalajara are for sale on the Ticketmaster system and have a general cost of 100 pesos, while the performances at the Rosas Moreno Theater will be free.
From: Adel Hakim
Translation and direction: David Psalmon
With: Osvaldo Sánchez
This is a journey into the inner landscape of a common man turned executioner. A man who has lost the last traces of what made him human.
July 21, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Alarife Martín Casillas Theater, 8:00 pm.
July 23, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, José Rosas Moreno Theater, 8:00 pm.
30 + 1 (Play for an Actress and a Radio)
From: Lucio Peregrino
Direction: Diego Montero
With: Diana Becerril
Guillermina, a healthy and lonely woman of 75, a former cleaning employee in a basic education school, faces the first moments of her retirement, with which she must build a life that allows her to do what she always wanted to do.
July 22, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Alarife Martín Casillas Theater, 8:00 pm.
July 24, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, José Rosas Moreno Theater, 8:00 pm.
Written and directed by Adrián Vázquez
With: Arlet Gamino
From the candid and innocent gaze of a woman who tries to find the truth of existence in the meaning of words, who contemplates the world with a transparent gaze, this work is a cry of rebellion, a way of raising her voice in the face of abuse, the lies and hypocrisy of society.
July 23, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Alarife Theater, Martín Casillas, 8:00 pm.
July 25, Lagos de Moreno. Jalisco, José Rosas Moreno Theater, 6:00 pm.
There´s no home like place
Written, directed and acted by Antonio Cerezo
Paper theater show that plays with the famous phrase from the Wizard of Oz to reflect on the emotional construction that home means to us. This is the story of a man who wonders: Where is my house? Is my home a place?
July 24, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Agora of the Ex Convent of Carmen, 6:00 pm.
July 26, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, José Rosas Moreno Theater, 6:00 pm.
Written, directed and acted by Izhel Razo
Staging that appeals to biodrama, presenting documents and fictionalized personal experiences before the public's gaze in favor of an agile and powerful narrative that shows a type of racism little known in the country.
July 25, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Art and Culture Forum, 6:00 pm.
July 27, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, José Rosas Moreno Theater, 8:00 pm.
Written and directed by José Uriel García Solís
With: Daniela López García (Dani Crank)
When Nana starts doing strange things and forgetting everything, May believes that the thief of her memories is trying to take her grandmother and knows that he has to help her. This is the story of a girl and her grandmother, and their journey to a place called Nineveh.
July 26, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Alarife Martín Casillas Theater, 6:00 pm.
July 28, Lagos de Moreno Jalisco, José Rosas Moreno Theater, 6:00 pm.
By Gaël LeCornec
Direction: Diego Vázquez
With: Yuriria Fanjul
30 years without your love. 1000 unanswered letters. Camille without Rodin. A monologue based on the well-known love story and drama of two geniuses of art, Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin, is presented on this occasion with a renewed and hopeful ending.
July 27, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Art and Culture Forum, 8:00 pm.
July 29, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, José Rosas Moreno Theater, 8:00 pm.