In the internationally acclaimed project Paisajes para no colorear, La Re-sentida placed the stories of young women from Santiago de Chile on stage in a direct, raw and powerful manner. The performance was greeted with cheers and tears at Ruhrtriennale 2021 for the performers’ suffering, anger and the power of their performances. As a consequence and extension of this work, Marco Layera and his team now want to question the construct of masculinity. One effect of the war in Ukraine has been make notions of masculinity associated with strength, control and power popular once again, confronting us with images of this on a daily basis, while the struggle against historic machismo and questioning of male identities continue to be necessary and still produce intense reactions. But how do young people who are read as male position themselves between feminism and patriarchy? Are they also victims of a toxic system – or do they share responsibility for it? Is a different masculinity possible?
La Re-sentida have produced a project in which young people who are read as male can describe and present their situation. The play has been developed from true stories and includes young people not only as performers but also as authors, making them an integral part of a social and artistic process. Their energy, their emotions, their questions and accusations will be presented to an audience and to adult eyes for the first time in Essen at the Ruhrtriennale.
Produced by GAM Cultural Center and Ruhrtriennale.
Co-produced by Münchner Kammerspiele.