Alice Booth

Theater: weapon of revolution

Manizales, October 9, 2018. The theater has the ability to express disagreements, generate emotions, unite audiences and mix cultures, and although the artists are not on stage they always remember that this is their essence.…

Teloncillo, 50 years of theater

Manizales, October 11, 2017. One of the great companies invited to this celebration of the International Theater Festival of Manizales joins the celebration to also commemorate fifty years of its existence. Teloncillo, a Spanish company, came to this version of the festival to present its work Nidos, a children’s show that has moved audiences around the world.…

End of the show

Manizales, October 14, 2018. After ten days of a festive party, which took over the city of open doors, it was time to close the curtain. 108 performances presented, 42 companies present, 11 invited countries and hundreds of audiences ecstatic with the magic of the theater were part of this celebration of half a century of life that today comes to an end.…

Message for World Theater Day

The International Theater Institute (International Theater Institute ITI) has released the World Theater Day Message for 2019, whose author is the Cuban stage director, playwright, theater educator and professor Carlos Celdrán.

The Manizales International Theater Festival, and La Patria, as every year on this date, celebrate and greet the makers of gestures and words that make it possible for the miracle of theater to be repeated every day.

* Before I woke up in the theater, my teachers were already there. They had built their houses and their poetry on the remains of their own lives. Many of them are not known or are barely remembered: they worked from silence, from the humility of their rehearsal halls and rooms full of spectators and, slowly, after years of work and extraordinary achievements, they left their place and disappeared. . When I understood that my job and my personal destiny would be to follow in their footsteps, I also understood that I inherited from them that heartbreaking and unique tradition of living in the present with no other expectation than to achieve the transparency of an unrepeatable moment. A moment of meeting with the other in the darkness of a theater, with no other protection than the truth of a gesture, of a revealing word.

My theatrical country are those moments of meeting with the spectators who come night after night to our room, from the most dissimilar corners of my city, to accompany us and share a few hours, a few minutes. With those unique moments I build my life, I stop being me, to suffer for myself and I am reborn and I understand the meaning of the job of doing theater: living moments of pure ephemeral truth, where we know that what we say and do, there, under the …