Celebrating 20 years of theatrical creation, Water People Theater announces the cast and musicians for its return to live performance with LORCA, Living the Experience conceived and directed by Artistic Director Iraida Tapias, plays and music written and composed by Federico García Lorca .
A show that immerses the audience in the world of the Andalusian poet like never before. Performances are on Wednesday, May 25th and Wednesday, June 1st at 7pm at the Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio St. Tickets cost $25 to $35 and are available now from WaterPeople.org.
LORCA, Living the Experience is a theatrical show with the protagonists of Federico García Lorca, performing plays such as “The Shoemaker’s Wonderful Wife”, “Doña Rosita the Old Maid”, “Blood Wedding”, “The House of Bernarda Alba”, “Yerma” and ” Mariana Pineda.” Through video mapping, the audience is immersed in the world of flamenco. With these female voices, the poet speaks to the listener of the deep meaning of the word freedom.
The cast of LORCA, Living the Experience includes Carlota Sosa (Bernarda Alba); Rebeca Aleman, (Yerma, Mariana Pineda, pianist); Ana Santos, (The Mother, Neighbor, First Laundress, Singer); Kris Tori, (Doña Rosita, The Bride, Second Laundress); Teresa Echeveste (The Shoemaker’s Wife, third laundress, understudy); Camilo Rasquin, (Lorca, singer); Andrea Salcedo, (guitar) and Diego Salcedo, (drums).
The production team includes Iraida Tapias (director/creator); Ramon Camin (Deputy Director); Marisabel Munoz, (Artistic Director); Oliver Krisch and Mafer Rodriguez, (projection design and video mapping), Irene Sivianes (choreographer) and Kim Schalk, (costume designer).
Iraida Tapias is a director, playwright, producer and artistic director of Water People Theatre. During her more than 49-year theatrical career, she focused on producing and directing plays by Hispanic-American authors, particularly Venezuelan ones. Tapias has written seven plays, produced over 20 theater productions, and writes and produces for film and television. She received the National Artist Award, Venezuela, “Best Director”; Premio Municipal de Cine, Venezuela, “Screenwriter” and La Habana Film Festival Award, “Best Producer”.
Water People Theater is a non-profit, bilingual Latin American organization dedicated to the development of performing arts and theater. Its mission is to attract new and diverse talent to create quality theater that inspires a very diverse audience to strive for change and decisively contribute to equality, justice, respect and inclusion of all cultures.
The name Water People comes from the Venezuelan indigenous group Yekuana. It means people by the river opening roads in the water.
Water People Theater believes in the power of theater to bring people together to inspire action, promote understanding and promote harmony between diverse communities.
Celebrating 20 years of theatrical creation, Water People Theater returns to live performances with LORCA, Living the Experience, conceived and directed by Artistic Director Iraida Tapias, combining text and music written and composed by Federico García Lorca , Wednesday, May 25 and Wednesday, June 1 at 7pm at the Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio St. Tickets are $25-$30 and are available now at WaterPeople.org.