»We have had to bear to be harassed, to be felt up, to be catcalled, to be offended, discriminated, denigrated, beaten up, raped, kidnapped, impaled and murdered ... just for having a vagina and being minors.«
Nine young performers from Chile go on stage to make a stand against the violence that threatens young women in Latin America. Violence against girls and women remains by no means rare in Europe either – prevention, protection and consistent punishment still cannot be taken for granted. In Germany, according to the Federal Centre for Civic Education, »around 35 per cent of women become victims of physical and/or sexual violence at some point after the age of 15.«
Paisajes para no colorear has been devised from the stories of the cast themselves and interviews with 100 young women. With a compelling energy and infectious anger, the performers tell of discrimination and physical, mental and sexual violence committed against girls and women. They reflect on the consequences of outdated role and gender models and make visible what often happens behind closed doors.
In this way the nine young performers, representing half of humanity, request support for changes that are long overdue: »We aim to create a sympathetic, supportive society. We want to transform this system from the roots and overcome its injustices and inequalities!«
An empowering play for young people, a moving appeal to all adults for solidarity and social change.
Trigger warning: This play deals explicitly with violence against women and girls in a range of forms. If you require more detailed information in order to decide whether you will be able to watch the play, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As preparation for attending the performance, the Junge Triennale offers a workshop for school classes and courses for Year 10 and above, subject to consultation. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com. Schools may receive tickets from 5€ per person. You can find further information about booking here.
Produced by AM (Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral).
Co-produced by Teatro La Re-Sentida.