Les oblidades (Teatre Akadèmia Award)
By Lara Díez Quintanilla Director Lara Díez Quintanilla
The forgotten, "les oblidades", are anonymous women. Those who don’t write books, or paint paintings, or rise up as a symbol of a certain kind of femininity. They are women who have always been there but we don’t remember them because we have never heard their voices. No one has interviewed them.
Generations and generations of mistreatment and submission in all cultures in all social classes at the hands of heteropatriarchal tyranny. Wherever we look, endless women enslaved by men.
The women we have forgotten hold the experience and the truth that will set us free. We just need to remember that they are inside all of us.
A journey through the meaning of memory and existence through women.
The critics say…
A piece of theatre that is as brave and radical as it is heartfelt and tender. The protagonists cultivate an impressive symbiosis between them. A play you should see twice to really appreciate all its nuances, its details, its artists. A feminism that is combative yet intelligent and not at all capricious. Eduardo De Vicente I El Periódico
A thoughtful collection of episodes to show the injustice of self-inflicted suffering, with an interesting balance between condemnation, plain horror and satirical farce. What’s more, Bàrbara Roig and Míriam Monlleó exhibit great understanding and versatility in each of their reincarnations. Juan Carlos Olivares I Time Out
A brave invitation to remember in the feminine in order to learn. Lara Díez Quintanilla writes honestly. […] bit by bit, she develops the situation, shedding light on the conflict and daring to propose a solution that is brave, open, decisive. Jordi Bordes I Recomana
A titanic, epic task […] The playwright – who is also the director– has recruited two excellent actors, who, from the great beyond, look at ten archetypal women, located in distant points of space and time. Oriol Osan I El Núvol
|Author and director: Lara Díez Quintanilla|
|Director asist.: Ramon Bonvehí|
|Playwright asist.: Roc Esquius|
|Stage design: Carles Royo|
|Costume design: Catou Verdier|
|Espai sonor i il·luminació: Xavi Gardés|
|Poster photo: David Ruano|
|Production: LA VOLCÀNICA amb la col·laboració del Teatre Akadèmia|
|Equip Teatre Akadèmia:|
|Artistic director: Guido Torlonia|
|Theatre manager and Head of production: Meri Notario|
|Head of communication: Míriam Font|
|Audience management: Rubén Salinas|
|Assistant art. director: Isabelle Bres|
|Theatre supervisor: Enrique Vallejo|
|Technical manager: Lluís Serra|