Karaoke Elusia - Centro Dramático Nacional

Karaoke Elusia

Written and directed by Oriol Puig Grau

20 JAN – 12 FEB 2023
From Tuesday to Sunday at 6.00pm | duration: 1 hour 30 minutes approx.
Meeting with the artistic team: 2 FEB 2023
Shows in Catalan with Spanish subtitles: 7 and 8 FEB 2023

 

María Guerrero Theatre | Sala de la Princesa

Please arrive well in advance as the auditorium will be closed once the performance has begun.
To collect tickets, our box offices will be open from Monday to Sunday from 2.30pm to 8.30pm.

TEAM

Writer and director

Oriol Puig Grau

Cast

Lluís Arruga, Biel Montoro and Valèria Sorolla

Space and costume designer

Marc Udina

Lighting designer

Agnès Piqué Corbera

Sound and music design

Arnau Bellido and Iker Rañé

Movement director

Alba Saez

Make-up

Coral Peña

Photography

Kiku Piñol

Production/Co-production

A Sala Beckett production in the context of the Extended Universe project

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

With the collaboration of Poppox

A Sala Beckett production in the context of the Extended Universe project

Synopsis

Anita, Sam and Cristian rent a private karaoke room to celebrate their graduation from high school. During the night they sing songs and recreate everything that has happened over the past year. It was a difficult year for the three of them. Months ago Sam tried to commit suicide, causing an avalanche of online bullying that parents and teachers were unable to stop.


Writer and director’s note

When we started the workshops of the Extended Universe international stage creation project, the creators of the project focused on three main topics: youth, power and utopia. The four shows that are part of this European theatre project originated from exploring what these concepts mean to us. Four shows focused on youth and the dreams and desires that prevail during this stage of life. One of them is Karaoke Elusia.

Embarking on what would be the writing of the text, I wanted to place at the centre some taboo subjects that nobody spoke to me about when I was seventeen (despite being the order of the day). Topics such as mental health and youth suicide. I wanted to speak openly about them, directly and clearly. I would have liked someone to have spoken to me about them a few years ago.

I also wanted to explore the real consequences of bullying at school. It is often treated as a passing issue. A stage. But we forget the impact that it can have on a person’s life, especially if they do not receive or do not find the tools to manage such a situation correctly.

I trust I have been able to shed light on some issues that are not always comfortable or pleasant. But that doesn’t mean they deserve less space in the stories we tell. This is the story of Sam, who wants to end his life. This is the story of his two friends and their last few months with him.

Oriol Puig Grau

TEAM

Writer and director

Oriol Puig Grau

Cast

Lluís Arruga, Biel Montoro and Valèria Sorolla

Space and costume designer

Marc Udina

Lighting designer

Agnès Piqué Corbera

Sound and music design

Arnau Bellido and Iker Rañé

Movement director

Alba Saez

Make-up

Coral Peña

Photography

Kiku Piñol

Production/Co-production

A Sala Beckett production in the context of the Extended Universe project

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

With the collaboration of Poppox

Biography

Oriol Puig Grau

Oriol Puig Grau

Born in 1992 in Barcelona. He has a degree in scriptwriting and theatre art from the ESCAC (Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia), and combines his career as a creator with that of an actor. He has directed and co-written the feature film El sitio de Otto, premiered at BCN Film Fest (Barcelona) and Cinespaña (Toulouse).

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As an actor, he has worked on television series such as Velvet (Antena 3), La Verdad (Telecinco) or Drama (Playz) and films such as Julia Ist (Lastor Media).

He has also worked on creative theatre projects such as 35m2 (Els Malnascuts, Sala Beckett) and Wohnwagen (La Seca Espai Brossa and Teatro Español).

Karaoke Elusia is his first work as a playwright and stage director.

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A Sala Beckett production in the context of the Extended Universe project