STIGMA/ESTIGMA — NOW BOOKING
'A story about love, identity, sexuality, desire, fears and dreams. For those who have felt lost in life at least once, and especially for those who have always felt extremely confident.’
— Pablo Roa, screenwriter (‘Money Heist’, Netflix & Antena 3)
DT ESPACIO ESCÉNICO, MADRID
V.O FESTIVAL, MADRID
A Esther Moya le Robaron una Medalla
Direction + Performance: Luis Amália
Written by: Adam Zmith and Luis Amália
with texts by Xavier Bas
Assistants on 'mise èn scene' + Performance: Alice Esmé, Marta de las Heras, Óscar Hernández Tristancho, Lux Nieve, María Núñez
And the collaboration of Sophie Tergeist
Objects designed & produced by Saro Mixcoatl
Table designed by Marta Jarabo + Ana López Sánchez-Vegazo & produced with Guillermo Diego
Stools by Mecedorama
Photography by Luis Kevin Paraíso
Animations by Mathieu Cadelo
Assistant in gymnastics concepts: Miriam Peña Riquelme
Poster image by Oscar Nao
When Luis was 10, he wanted to be a female gymnast, but he was a boy. At 15, he wanted to be desired, but he felt he was too hairy. Tonight, as a performer, he wants to be Ingrid Bergman. But he is a loser.
Stigma is the story of how Luis can become who he has always wanted to be.
Luis will tell the story of Esther Moya, a powerful gymnast who failed to win a medal. He will re-enact one of Ingrid Bergman’s most moving scenes. And he will share his visit to a sweaty gay sauna.
Written by Luis Amália and Adam Zmith, Stigma is a show about being yourself, even if you are a freak. This time, history will be written by losers, not winners.