Three prisoners of conscience are confronting the system in a deaf dialogue.
Three prisoners of conscience: an art critic, a human arts activist and a humanities student, are confronting the system. But even as they’re aware that they’re fighting against a big wall, they can’t escape from it.
Patriotism 36-77 is Kairós Theater’s third play. We are making improvisations with actors using recycled materials to create the set design. We plan to have performances in many kinds of spaces, not just in a Theatre.
Dramaturgy and Direction: Lynn Cruz
Lynn Cruz is an actress, writer and producer. She was born in Havana in 1977. Licensed in Pedagogy at the University of Matanzas (2000) Studied Dramatic Theater Professional School (2004-2006) she trained under Meisner´s technique and Jacques Lecoq´s method taught by Stephen Bailey (England) and Norma Angelery (Argentina) she is a member of the Cuban Writers and Artists Union (UNEAC). Since 2001 she has collaborated with the EICTV, International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños, where she worked with film and theater professionals from different countries: Jacques Loiseleux, (France), Charles MacDougal (England), Gil Bettman (USA), Beatriz Flores (Uruguay), María Novaro (Mexico). She also participated in several international theater festivals, with Teatro del Puerto Dir Milva Benitez in Bogotá, Manizales, Santa Marta, and Cali (Colombia). She performed in Zement by Heiner Müller, Teatro Pigg´s Appeal, Dir Petra Lammers, FFT Düsseldorf, Germany. She writes for independent magazines and newspapers: Havana Times, 14 Y Medio, Hypermedia. Terminal, her first novel had an honorable mention at the Frank Kafka awards.
Films as producer :
Nobody, (2017) Dir. Miguel Coyula
Psique (2015) Dir. Miguel Coyula
Blue Heart (in production) Dir. Miguel Coyula
Films as an actress:
Those who didn´t come back, Dir David Muñoz, Colombia 2003
TheChild, Dir. Valeria Bolívar, Venezuela 2015
White Motherland, Dir Leandro de la Rosa, Cuba 2015
Alicia´sRoom, Dir. TahímaGuimará, Cuba 2015
TheRight Place, Dir Carlos M. Quintela, Cuba 2015
ENDS, Dir. Víctor Carrera, Ecuador 2015
Eternal Glory, Dir, Yimit Ramírez, Cuba, 2017
The Wall, Girl At The Piere, Dir. Alejandro Gil, Cuba 2007
Long Distance, Dir. Esteban Insausti, Cuba 2010
Patriots, Mercedes, Dir. Alejandro Gil, Cuba 2011
Nobody, Muse, Dir. Miguel Coyula, Cuba 2017
In Post Production, Is That You?, Dir. Rudy Riveron Sanchez, England.
In Production, Blue Heart, Dir. Miguel Coyula, Cuba.
Carahabanera, Teatro del Puerto, DirMilva Benítez, Cuba 2003
The Owner, Teatro del Puerto, Dir. Milva Benítez, Cuba 2004
TheDeaf, La Caravana LCD, Dir. EmanXor Oña, Cuba 2004
TheLast Picnic, Teatro Eclipse, Dir. Omar Lorenzo, Cuba 2005
The Liliputienses Deafening Laugh, as The Queen Senoa, Teatro Eclipse, Dir. Omar Lorenzo, Cuba 2006
Uncle Rabbit´s Land, as Aunt Chicken and Uncle Tiger, Teatro Océano, Dir. Osdaldo Rondón, Cuba 2007
Makarov, as Mara, Teatro del Círculo, Dir. Pedro Ángel Vera, Cuba 2008
German Cabaret, as The Maid, Teatro El Público, Dir. Carlos Díaz, Cuba 2008
Zement, as Avdotjia, FFT Teather, Dir. Petra Lammers, Dusseldorf Alemania 2009
The Return, Dir. Lynn Cruz & Carlos García, Cuba 2012
The Women, Dir. Ricardo Isidrón, Cuba 2012
Forgotten Tombs, as Nancy Knapp and Countess of Navigatto, Dir. Stephen Bailey, Cuba 2013
Film Object, Dir. Delphine Vespier, Cuba 2014
The Flying Boy, Dir Eric Morales, Victoria Teatro, 2016
Theater Plays as a writer
The Return, 2011
The Enemies of the people, 2017
Patriotism 36-77, 2018
-2017 Award for Best Actress, The Child, Cayenne Film Festival, New York.
-2015 Award for Best Actress, The Child, David Suarez Awards.
-2015 Nominated for Best Actress, ENDS. 168 Film Project, Los Angeles.
- 2011 Award for Best Actres, Long Distance. Caricato Awards. Cuba
-2011 Nomination for Best Actress, Long Distance. Adolfo Llauradó, Awards. Cuba
-2006 Acting Special Mention, The Last Picnic, Theater Festival, Santa Clara. Cuba
-2007 Acting Special Mention, The Deaf. Theater Festival, Sancti Spíritus. Cuba
Theater group: Teatro Kairós.
Kairós is a Grecian word; talk about the time, but not the ordinaries instants, is your own time. In 2011 I decided to do my first play by myself in Cuba. Carlos A. García, a friend an anthropologist, gave it to me a play by the Catalans author Ángels Aymar. She wrote The Indian. For me was very important to work in a multidisciplinary project, cause I had to investigate with Carlos, about the Spanish colony and specifically the Catalans presence in the second middle of nineteen Century in La Habana. We did a version of The Indian, called The Returned. The International Agency for Cooperation and Development at the Spanish Embassy in Cuba was the principal sponsors, also The Public and The Caroline Theaters. It was impossible for me to keep my first team. Most of them left the country. In 2017 I decided to do The Enemies of the People about the last day in Fidel Castro´s life with Miguel Coyula a filmmaker, and theater director. During the premier we fought against the police and state security. We could do the show just for a few people at that time. Later we played at the Cuban´s places in Havana and also in Miami. For me is very important to build each project in a free way and always invite different people.
The Enemies of the People, is invited to the PerFoArnet Biennial to be held in Bogotá in October 2018.
The Enemies of the People, was presented last March, as a unique feature, in the house of Cuban actors in Miami.
Why to support Patriotism 36-77?
I´ve had been censored in my country, since April of 2017. First, the documentary Nadie, by Miguel Coyula had a police raid to prevent the screening in a private gallery. I was the producer and actress in the film. Later in November, we did a play: The Enemies of the People and same thing happened. Then I met Luis Trápaga, also independent artists, so I decided to write a play based in our experiences together.
We found Juliana Rabelo later, a humanities student and an actress.
Patriotism 36-77, was inspired in Edgar Lee Masters’ Anthology Spoon Rivers, too.
Parts of the references on the play are the testimonies of political prisoners or people who suffered persecution, into the Cuban Revolution.
Teatro Kairós are being part of the alternative Tania Brugueras´s Hanna Arendt Artivism Institute (INSTAR)
Despites we are working under pressure in Cuba, the independents artists are growing and stronger, that’s why I decided to do a crow funding for Patriotism 36-77, because is the only way, we can create in completely freedom.
The premier will be in September 29th. We can bring the rewards on October.
The budget destiny
Kairós Theater and the gallery The Circle are collaborating together. We´ve had been working for the last months, doing rehearses and producing with our own money, but we need to complete all the production. We almost produce the 60 % in total. We are dreaming to do a photography exhibition before the show. We have different formats and disciplines together, also video art as part of Patriotism 36-77.
To become an associate producer
If you bring 3000 $, we can invite you to be part of the project. That means if we travel with the play, we can invite you. Also have credits in the program. More info in [email protected]
Actors: Luis Trápaga, Juliana Rabelo, Lynn Cruz
Production: Kairós´s Theater and House Gallery the Circle.
Scenography and graphic designer: Luis Trápaga
Musical designer: LíaVillares
Collaborator in Madrid: Tereluna ViMo
Facebook: Lynn Cruz. Dir. del Proyecto.