A flor de piel.
Summary: A co-production of Teatro La Máscara (Colombia) and Bekereke Antzerki Taldea (Basque Country), 'A Flor de Piel' is a Latin-feminine performance about sexuality from a feminine point of view. Four women meet at a bar, sharing their romantic and erotic dreams and stories between drinks, love letters, and pop quiz questions on love and sex. Abandoning traditional social certainties in order to explore personal doubts and contradictions, the characters submerge in the subjectivity of their consciences, setting free their instincts, sensuality, beauty, pleasure. Through this play, La Máscara evidences the extent to which it is still taboo to talk about feminine sexuality from a feminine perspective in Colombian theater. Teatro La Máscara is the oldest - and one of the only - feminist, all-women's theater in Colombia. Founded in 1972 in Cali, La Máscara was a political theater initially comprised of male as well as female actors; by the early 1980s, when only the women stayed and wanted to continue the theatrical trajectory of the group, Lucy Bolaños decided to make La Máscara a women's ensemble fully dedicated to a feminine dramaturgy on gender issues. Committed to feminism and social change, they have stayed true to this mission, despite the many social and economic pressures they've had to endure in an environment plagued by violence and machismo, which constantly seeks to 'invisibilize' their work. Because of their fruitful stubbornness, La Máscara is not only creating and staging plays, but also working with marginalized communities, actively participating in political protests and demonstrations, and being involved in the organization of
Summary: theater festivals. Through their work, they keep re-thinking women's role in the construction of a peaceful Colombia.
Credits: Teatro La Máscara, Bekereke Antzerki Taldea, Blanca Fernández de Jáuregui, producers, collective creation ; Elena Armengod, writer, director ; Carlos Arias, videographer ; Mónika Herrán, Pakiko Ordóñez, photography and video ; Julián Rodríguez, music ; Pedro Alcántara, set and costume design, graphic design ; Tom Donellan, lighting design ; Alba M. Bolaños, María Elena Bolaño, costumes ; Mario Germán Paredes, props ; Iñaki Lekubarri, technician ; Janeth Mesías, secretary.
Credits: Lucy Bolaños (protagonist), Ximena Escobar (protagonist), Susana Uribe (protagonist), Janeth Mesías (protagonist).