Dramawalker Sevilla proposed a group of playwrights to work on the basis of the routes of four city bus lines and the people who use them every day. As a result of this work, these four pieces look at different aspects of the city: La leña arde (from line 10: San Jerónimo – Ponce de León), Sevilla no se vende sola (from line C-1. Circular exterior), De pequeñas partes (from line 2. Barqueta – Heliópolis) and Make Sevilla great again (from EA line. Especial aeropuerto).
From the most everyday to the explicitly political, the project draws a map of the heterogeneity, contradictions, inequalities, myths, and rituals of Seville. A varied map reflecting the plural reality of the city and the richness of the dramaturgy that is being developed in it.
The stories that make up Dramawalker Sevilla are:
- Make Sevilla Great Again
- La leña arde
- Dramaturgy and performance by Rosa Romero and Alberto Cortés
- Sevilla no se vende sola
- Sound research and dramaturgy by Ana Sánchez Acevedo
- De pequeñas partes
This project would not have been possible without the collaboration of Transportes Urbanos de Sevilla (TUSSAM). We would especially like to thank its Managing Director Rubén García Lancharro, who understood the importance of Dramawalker Sevilla working on the bus lines and who supported the project from the very beginning. Thanks also to Manuel Gil, a technician in the Collective Relations Office, for his willingness and ease in reconciling the rigorous organisation of a transport company (with more than 60 million passengers a year) and the needs of the creative team. A special thanks to Leticia Martínez Navarro, Ana Patricia Fernández Hernández, and Salvador Martínez Ruiz, who shared with us their experiences behind the wheel of a bus, and to the workers of the company who made it possible for these sound fictions to be presented to the public for the first time in their natural habitate: on TUSSAM buses transiting the city.