Aurora Parrilla Camacho
Price: 10 euros · No. pages: 99 · Collection: Dramatic Residencies Collection number: 7 · Language: Spanish · Binding: paperback ISBN: 978-84-9041-456-9 · Date of publication: October 2022 · Place of publication: Madrid, Spain
Text written as part of the National Dramatic Centre’s Dramatic Residencies programme during the 2021-2022 season
It’s two o’clock in the morning and a man of about sixty enters a roadside hostel after having suffered a car accident. There, he meets a waitress and confesses his dilemma as to whether or not to go to his daughter’s wedding, since he has had no contact with her for years. At another hostel, his daughter, her mother, her sister and her boyfriend are making wedding preparations. No one knows that she has invited her father, nor does she know the real reason why she is hiding this. As time passes, he doesn’t come and the bride is increasingly unsure whether she really wants to get married or go and find her father.
El Invitado talks about isolation within the family, about the tragic and mysterious breakdown in communication between father and daughter when she is no longer a child. To do this, it juxtaposes the real world with one that belongs to dreams and nightmares, to everything it is difficult to name.
(Alcalá de Henares, 1998). She holds a Degree in Playwriting from RESAD (2021). In 2015, she performed Etiopía, by Yolanda Dorado, in the Salón del Libro Teatral at Las Naves del Matadero in Madrid. She has attended acting workshops by David Ojeda (Michael Chekhov method). In 2016, she started a degree in General and Comparative Literature (Complutense University of Madrid) and completed a crash course in language at Moscow State University. In the same year, she attended the 3rd Playwriting Workshop organised by La Joven Compañía.
She is the author of works that include Simientes, published in Teatro: Piezas breves Curso 2019-2020 (Ed. Fundamentos, 2020). Her other works are available on the Contexto Teatral website. She has also trained independently with playwrights such as Suzanne Lebeau and José Sanchis Sinisterra. Recently she has worked as assistant director of Ahora que nos dejan hablar, and for David Boceta in different RESAD projects.
© Bárbara Sánchez Palomero (inside photo)