Although the novel Spanish playwright Victor Sanchez did not attend Havana Theater Festival, he had the opportunity to publicly and blindly propose ” marriage of convenience to those who want to leave the island” and he even did not deny “the possibility of falling in love.”
“I am still looking for people to share my fucking life. I take the opportunity provided by the Festival to meet new guys, “thus the young Cuban actor Milton García concluded his defense of Sanchez’s text, who left as contact his telephone number (0034-646425797) and Facebook account ( Victor Sanchez Rodriguez).
The possibility of being was given by OTI Platform, Iberoamerican Theater Organization, a community formed in 2013 by him and a group of young scenic creators, among who stands out the Cuban Rogelio Orizando, who talked about it the day before, in the theoretical event of the 15th Havana Theatre Festival.
OTI consists of 11 scenic creators from Spain, Bolivia, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay and Cuba, whose mission is to permanently promote their creations.
“We met each other at Blue Panorama Intensive Playwriting Seminar, in Buenos Aires, and because of affinity we get together and decided to create a kind of platform that would allow us to realize ideas and assemble works elsewhere,” Orizando, responsible for reading the presenting texts of his colleagues in UNEAC Villena Hall, told OnCuba .
This time Orizando, who displays in the Festival the works ¨Perros que jamás ladraron¨ and ¨Antigonón: un contingente épico,¨ used the young actors Violena Ampudia, Amalia Gaute, Luis Manuel Alvarez and Milton Garcia for what he called a “kind of scenic proposal “.
Ampudia, who is currently studying audiovisual direction in FAMCA , noted that “these are young texts like me. Some were closer to my tastes than others, b ut I always try to find the link.”
While Alvarez highlighted the interesting thing of “defending Cuba from these texts”; García, who played the most controversial presentation and Gaute insisted on the “privilege” of working with Orizando, as a playwright and director.
For the time being , the young Cuban playwright and director and the 4 actors seek funding to take this proposal to Santiago Off Festival 2014, to be held from January 20 and 25, and it will present alternative and younger theater in Santiago, Chile, to which they have been invited to meet part of OTI’s founding intentions.