STUPID PEOPLE

STUPID PEOPLE

Beatriz Cabur directed two different Rapid Productions of “STUPID PEOPLE” by Daniela Fejerman at the Cervantes Theatre in London in October, 2019.

The original Spanish text was performed by Sofía Monreal, Jorge Lucas and Santiago Cabrero, on Friday 11th October 2019 at 7.30pm

The English version, translated by Hayley O’Kell and María Bastianes, was performed by Nicola Peluso, Robert Bradley and George Williams on Saturday 12th October 2019 at 7.30pm.

Sorcha Corcoran was the costume designer, Ignacio Leache the stage manager and Marcus Roche the production manager, all of them, alongside Puerto Baker, Paula Paz, Jorge de Juan and the rest of the staff at the Cervantes Theatre created the best possible environment to work, each and every single one of them showing a level professionalism that’s not easy to find.

What a blast!

 

 

STUPID PEOPLE: Two brothers who argue as to who should care for their lonely mother, a couple who sleep together again after a year of separation, a pregnant policewoman, a British father who aims to pick up his son on his birthday, a desperate man who assaults an off-roader driven by a local dignitary. This is a comedy about stupidity, which knows no economic or social barriers. For there are stupid people in all societies, throughout all ages of all sexes, religions and races. But do we stop to think about this ?

What is a Rapid Production? A Rapid Production is the complete play performed by actors with full movement, staging, music and lighting but with script in hand. The Cervantes Theatre pioneered this sort of production when they noticed that when they watched the play they quickly ‘forgot’ that the actors were reading. Rapid Productions are much more cost effective to put on because rehearsal time is significantly reduced so, for the Cervantes Theatre they have become a way of making top class theatre available at a really low price.

INTERTEATRO

INTERTEATRO

The amazingly innovative theatrical project INTERTEATRO has been a hit!

InterTeatro” was a project by Beatriz Cabur and the Cervantes Institute of Milan with the objective of internationally promoting contemporary Spanish drama. InterTeatro is a new form of theatre that, through the use of technology, combines traditional methods with new forms of communication. The plays that make up InterTeatro are a combination of different formats:
– A live, online broadcast of actors who are performing in another city.
– A pre-recorded video.
– A live performance on stage.

For the first edition of InterTeatro, eight texts were selected from four authors from different generations that represent a wide panorama of styles and ways of understanding the process and purpose of playwriting. The plays were:

THE COLLECTORS by Ignacio García May
R.I.P.me by Íñigo Ramírez de Haro
BLACK AGAINST WHITE by Íñigo Ramírez de Haro
HUMANITY IS UGLY by Íñigo Ramírez de Haro
WITHOUT A MOTIVE by Pablo Iglesias Simón
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS by Pablo Iglesias Simón
RONENSBOURGH by Beatriz Cabur
THE CHEF by Beatriz Cabur

InterTeatro was comprised of 46 people. Film director Alex Rios worked alongside Beatriz Cabur researching and experimenting multiple new combinations of media in order to create ground-breaking shows.

The first edition of InterTeatro was performed on February 21st, February 28th and March 7th, 2013, at the theatre of the Cervantes Institute in Milan and it was a great success, the audience that came to the first shows on February 28th were back the other two days of performances and they loved the whole series!

El teatro español puede estar atravesando una crisis económica pero no está, ni de lejos, atravesando ninguna crisis creativa. Todo lo contrario. La dramaturgia española está en un gran momento y merece el mayor de los respetos y admiraciones.

La promoción y difusión internacional del teatro español contemporáneo de la mano de sus grandes autores es una responsabilidad que este proyecto asume como propia. Para esta primera edición se han seleccionado siete textos de cuatro autores que presentan una amplia panorámica de diferentes estilos y maneras de entender la dramaturgia. Estos textos se representarán el 21 y el 28 de febrero y el 7 de marzo de 2013 en el Instituto Cervantes de Milán.

Esta primera edición es posible gracias a la colaboración de los dramaturgos y de un equipo fantástico de personas que están trabajando incansablemente para que el producto que se presenta sea el mejor posible y gracias a las grandes innovaciones tecnológicas que se sustentan sobre la red de redes.

Es una gran oportunidad e incluso una responsabilidad incorporar estas innovaciones a la manera que tenemos de hacer teatro. El modo en el que hacemos uso de las herramientas que este presente nos facilita nos define como personas y como artistas porque la red a la que todos estamos conectados facilita enormemente tanto las colaboraciones internacionales como la promoción de la cultura.

De estas colaboraciones surgen productos en los que artistas ubicados en cualquier punto del planeta pueden trabajar juntos y crear productos que contribuyen a crear un mundo más abierto y comprensivo. Creaciones que de otra manera jamás podrían llevarse a cabo son posibles gracias a Internet.

El INTERTEATRO es teatro que se crea por internet y se retransmite para una audiencia específica en otra ciudad, país o continente. Los espectáculos se desarrollan combinando en diferentes formatos la retransmisión por internet, el vídeo y la interpretación en escena en directo. Todas las obras se representan en versión original en español para público adulto.

INTERTEATRO es un proyecto de Beatriz Cabur.

LONG DISTANCE AFFAIR

LONG DISTANCE AFFAIR

I am thrilled to announce that I will be directing one of the pieces of LONG DISTANCE AFFAIR that will première on October 24th in Queretaro, Mexico.

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“THE HUMMINGBIRDS” PRESENTATION

“THE HUMMINGBIRDS” PRESENTATION

As a part of the worldwide presentations produced by The Internationalists, and directed by Beatriz Cabur, “The Hummingbirds” by Garret Jon Groenveld, was presented in Zaragoza, Spain on June 22, 2012.