Oscar Gómez Mata & Juan Loriente

Theater / Performance

Two performance art superheroes celebrate the pleasure of working together on stage with comedic bursts that keep the utopian fires burning. When the most childish laughter sets off the most abysmal existential thoughts.

“Let’s quit thinking we’re going to save the world. Let’s just do it.”
In 19th-century Scotland, poets were called “makers”: people who make. That translation gives Oscar Gómez Mata and Juan Loriente reason to believe and to get to work. Tapping into their childlike nature, which overflows, surprises, and today, is keeping the utopian flame burning, these two fans of “side B” reality and free thinking embark on a quest to find their balance.

Conception and Staging : Oscar Gómez Mata
Texts : Agustín Fernández Mallo, Rodrigo García et Oscar Gómez Mata
Traduction : Joelle Bélard Ruchonnet
Acting : Juan Loriente et Oscar Gómez Mata
Artistic collaboration : Delphine Rosay
Staging assistance : (Bourse de compagnonnage Lausanne / Vaud) Floriane Mésenge
Light creation : Leo Garcia
Scenography : Vanessa Vicente
Costumes : Doria Gomez Rosay
Sound creation : Ayneric Demay
Production & administration : Aymeric Demay
Diffusion : Compagnie L’Alakran et Carlota Guivernau
Photographer : DR

Coproduction : Le Théâtre de Saint-Gervais, Genève et le Centre Azkuna Alhóndiga, Bilbao, le TPR, La Chaux de Fonds et l’Arsenic – Lausanne.
Supports : Pro Helvetia – fondation suisse pour la culture, Loterie Romande, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Corodis

Alakran benefits from a joint support contract with the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the City of Geneva and the Arc en Scènes Foundation (2019-2021) Oscar Gómez Mata is artist in residence at Azkuna Zentroa de Bilbao (2019-2022).