In Spain, more than anywhere else in Europe, anarchism had its fine season between 1936 and the establishment of Franco’s dictatorship in 1939. Having read Hans Magnus Enzesberger’s “The Brief Summer of Anarchism”, relating Buenaventura Durruti’s life and political engagement for freedom, Spanish young author and director Pablo Fidalgo creates a new story bringing together four theatre students in Madrid who choose to experience a common, if not communal, life. What a persistence of history, if a new generation in turn tries to reinvent the world, to resist falling back into every kind of routines, to imagine a utopia that had already been attempted by its sometimes forgotten major elders.
text & direction Pablo Fidalgo
direction Assistant Amalia Area translation Christilla Vasserot with Ángela Millano, Cláudio Da Silva & Rocío Berenguer
(POR EL MEDIO DE LA HABITACIÓN CORRE UN RÍO MÁS CLARO)