Desde lo invisible

Friday, September 21, 2018

Rand Theater. UMass Amherst

Desde lo invisible came about as a theater research project on intellectual disability. For several months, actors in this show shared experiences with people with disabilities in Madrid. In collaboration with the playwright and the director, they created a text of the play. Desde lo invisible aims at opening doors and overcoming barriers through the juxtaposition of short scenes introducing different conflicts. A pregnant woman wonders whether her son will have a disability; a girl does not understand why her swimming pool is closed; a woman at her first day in a new job; boys and girls with disabilities. Desde lo invisible won the Revelation of the Season Award at the Max Theater Awards (2008). Before the premiere at UMass, it was showcased in Madrid at the Centro Dramático Nacional in May, and will be featured at Teatro Pavón-Kamikaze in October 2018. 

Cast: Isabel Rodes, Victoria Teijeira, Juan Hernando Vázquez.

Photography: MarcosgPunto

Victoria Teijeiro (B.A. in Performing Arts, Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático, Madrid) has a broad experience with applied theater. She currently teaches at the school Voz Audiovisual and is completing a Ph.D. on Theater Inclusiveness at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Her theater credits include Presas (CDN) and Sainetes (CNTC). She was in the cast and produced the award-winning show of Desde lo invisible. Her TV credits include Aída and Cuéntame cómo pasó.
Isabel Rodes (B.A. in Performing Arts, Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático, Madrid) has performed in numerous plays with renowned theater companies, such as Centro Dramático Nacional [National Dramatic Center] and the Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico [National Company for Classical Theater]. She has also appeared on the popular Spanish TV series El Comisario and Amar en tiempos revueltos [Love in Difficult Times]. In 2007 she received the prestigious Max Award for the Performing Arts for the production Desde lo invisible [From the Invisible], which she both authored and performed in as the main character. From 2013 to the present day, she has been part of the theater company Noviembre, with a focus in the last three years on Shakespearean plays. Most recently she played in El Caballero de Olmedo.