Francisco Juarez, actor de la obra en pantalón y camisa azul al centro

Francisco Juarez ha escrito una pastorela titulada “Todos Somos Pastores” la cual se presentó con mucho éxito en tres diferentes ocasiones y en tres diferentes localidades.

Todos somos pastores contó con la colaboración de muchas personas, las cuales no son actores profesionales sino amantes del arte teatral.

A todos los participates, al igual que al creador de #todossomospastores, felicidades!!!

Reseña para Monstruos/Ogros

La obra Monstrous en el Closet, Ogros bajo la cama estrenó este fin de semana. Keith Waits, uno de los críticos de teatro en la ciudad de Louisville escribió una reseña de la obra. A continuación les presentamos dicha reseña en su totalidad.

Reprinted with permission of the author. 


Monstruos en el Closet, Ogros baja la cama
By Gustavo Ott
Directed by Jay Maria Padillo
Review by Keith Waits

Entire contents are copyright © 2014 Keith Waits. All rights reserved.

Many years ago I watched a movie at the Chicago International Film Festival called, ¡Vampiros en La Habana!, in Spanish with no subtitles. There was a mix-up and the wrong print had arrived just that afternoon. My friends and I did not speak Spanish but figured, what the heck, we came to the festival to watch films, and so we stayed. We had a marvelous time and found ourselves laughing along with the predominantly Spanish-speaking audience. The simpatico reaction was likely due to the animated film’s reliance on clever visuals and music more than dialogue to tell its satirical story, but the lesson is: language need not be a barrier.

I’ve been to one previous Teatro Tercera Llamada performance, which was, of course, in Spanish. Since I understand so little of the language, I did not review, but it was an interesting exercise gauging how much I could follow of the emotional intention based on the actor’s body language and gesture.

Now the company seeks to expand its audience by adding English supertitles so non-Spanish speakers might enjoy theatre by Latin writers like Venezuelan playwright Gustavo Ott, for example. Ott is much lauded internationally, with his work translated into English, Portuguese, German, French, Danish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Japanese, Galician, Catalan and Creole.

This play, which translates as, Monsters in the closet, Ogres Under the Bed, looks at the events of 9/11 in a poetical narrative enacted by two women (Haydee Canovas and Jomaris Dejesus) who portray various men and women caught in the World Trade Center Towers, their families, and, most significantly, the towers themselves. It is this mix of naturalism and metaphor that gives the material its unique perspective. As a son speaks to his father by phone from inside the North Tower, or a firefighter seeks reassurance from his mother on his first day on the job, our memories of that tragedy inform our understanding of the intimate and personal exchanges. These are affecting moments, but such scenes have been enacted in other dramas about 9/11.

But an unusual device in which the towers are portrayed as “sisters” frames these scenes: North (Canovas) and South (Dejesus). The crashes of the planes are like gunshot wounds in their sides, and they narrate the activity of the humans both in and outside of their bodies. They also speak to each other, sharing the pain and anguish, as twins are wont to do. At first clothed in golden yellow robes with a sense of the ecclesiastical about them, they discard this raiment as the story develops to expose simple white dresses with a distinctive midriff piece. By the time the towers have fallen, the two women are draped gracefully across the pedestals on which the “sisters” had previously stood, in a gesture of utter defeat.

There was some challenge in keeping up with the supertitles at first, in part because this is a language-heavy script. But the English translation (by Canovas and director Jay Marie Padilla) seemed to maintain the verse and poetic construction in good form and it became easier as action and dialogue came into balance with narration.

It mostly works, although there was one lengthy segment that could have been stood some editing. The scene is a touching moment when a man and a woman, strangers, are about to jump from the 99th floor rather than burn to death. After sharing a chaste kiss and words of farewell, they step off into oblivion. Ott then follows the journey of the woman in a monologue that lasted perhaps 8-10 minutes. Although filled with thoughtful and resonant observation, and meant to illustrate the cliché of one’s life flashing by in the final moments before death, to hear the character repeatedly state, “This should only last 5 seconds” only underscores the tediousness of the scene. The problem was exacerbated by having Dejesus flail her arms to suggest the falling motion, blocking that was distracting from the hushed tones of the character’s confrontation with mortality. A still, focused reading would have worked better.

Indeed, one of the great strengths of the production is unquestionably the emotionally sensitive performance of the two actors. Despite a few goofy moments where the elegantly clad women don fire helmets, Canovas and Dejesus transition from reverence to working-class characterizations with aplomb.

There is also a subtle but effective musical score from Jon Silpayamanant, and stark, direct design work in the setting, which includes a judicious use of projected images. Monstruos en al Closet, Ogres baja la camaexalts the memory of those who perished with due consideration, and represents an important and individual contribution to the body of fictional works about 9/11.

Monstruos en el Closet, Ogros baja la cama

November 20, 21, 22, 26 & 29, 2014 @ 7:30pm
November 30, 2014 @ 5:30pm

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The Bards Town Theater
1801 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205

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Monstruos y Ogros

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Teatro Tercera Llamada se complace en presentar
de Gustavo Ott
Bajo la dirección de Jay Marie Padilla
Con la actuación principal de Jomaris de Jesus y Haydee Cánovas

Noviembre 20, 21, 22, 28, y 29, 7:30 PM
Noviembre 30, 5:30 PM

Boletos: $13.00

The Bardstown Theatre
1801 Bardstown Road

Louisville, KY 40205

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El título de la obra lo dice todo, el tema principal es la emigración. Emigrados es una obra que muestra rasgos del “teatro del absurdo” mientras cuenta la historia de dos hombres que conviven en un sótano, que comparten la misma nacionalidad y el mismo espacio.

 Los personajes son solo un tipo de emigrados y no reflejan toda la variedad de gente que emigra por el mundo contemporáneo, sin embargo nos permite acercarnos a la vida de los que fueron obligaos a vivir en otro lugar.

En los tiempos actuales de globalización y crisis de ideales, la obra Emigrados adquiere un valor de actualidad sorprendente y aterrador, toca de lleno el eterno problema del ser humano entre “tener” y “ser”.

El autor nos hace presenciar una disección teatral de dos personas, representantes de la esclavitud moderna a la que está sometido el ser humano tanto por los poderes políticos y económicos como por él mismo, por su propio deseo de poseer riqueza.



Teatro Tercera Llamada se complace en anunciar que la obra ROSA DE DOS AROMAS de Emiliano Carballido y con las presentaciones estelares de Meybol Rodriguez y Haydee Canovas extiende su presentación una semana más. 

DEL 17 AL 26 DE OCTUBRE, 2013 


OCTUBRE 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 y 26, 8:00 PM
OCTUBRE 19 y 26, 2:00 PM

En el “Baron’s Theatre” localizado en el 131 West Main Street, Louisville Centro en la esquina de la Main y la Segunda

Precios: $15 para adultos y $10 para estudiantes (con ID) y para personas de tercera edad

Los boletos se pueden adquirir en el teatro la noche o tarde que deseas ver la obras. Se acepta efectivo y tarjetas de crédito.

Para más información pueden comunicarse al (502) 253.9085 

¡Los esperamos!