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Coffee with sugar?

  • Laia RiCa
  • May 28th 2021
  • TATWERK | Berlin / PAF 2021

An invitation to the digital café

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Woman dressed in black against black background playing with cotton candy © Peter van Heesen - Schloss Bröllin

»Coffee with Sugar?« is a production between material performance, biographical and contemporary documentary theater. The two materials coffee and sugar define the stage in their most different aggregate states. Starting from them, German immigration stories in Central America and their colonial continuities are investigated.

In the virtual café we show fragments from the work-in-progress »Coffee with Sugar?« and enter into conversation with the audience. From coffee beans and cotton candy, from biographical material and historical sources, from video fragments and live music, an impulse for dialogue emerges.
Bring your favorite cup!


A production by Laia RiCa. Funded by the Project Funding of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supported by Fidena Residenz-Programm and Residenzprogramm Schloss Bröllin e.V.

Video »Coffee with sugar?«
Trailer »Coffee with sugar?«

Dates

Work-in-Progress with digital café:
May 28th 2021
8 pm
TATWERK | Berlin within PAF 2021

Premiere:
Summer 2021
Schaubude | Berlin

Credits

Concept, artistic direction, text and play: Laia RiCa
Dramaturgy and outside view: Antonio Cerezo
Music: Yahima Piedra Córdova
Video artist: Daniela del Pomar
Artistic collaboration: Leicy Valenzuela
Stage and costume design: Marian Nketiah
Light design: Vanessa Farfán
Production management: Laia RiCa

Biography

Laia RiCa's artistic work moves between documentary and object theatre, between physical and visual theatre, with a strong reference to the visual arts. She works among different theatre genres, languages and geographical areas. In these in-between areas, all kinds of borders meet, overlap and change each other. In her work she is particularly interested in feminist, decolonial and queer perspectives.
Since 2015, Laia has been living and working in Berlin, where she has realised the following pieces: WAX-en (2020), Queer & Quer (2019) and Eine Geschichte von Vielen (2017) at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse. For the past few years she has been working regularly as an artistic and dramaturgical collaborator in the performance collective She She Pop in the plays ORATORIUM (2018), KANON (2019) and Hexploitation (2020).
Previously, she lived in Central America, where she worked with various theatre collectives as a performer and co-director. In Guatemala she founded the performance group Colectiva Siluetas and toured in Central America, Colombia and Mexico with the pieces AFUERA (2012) and Disidencias (2014). Her play QUERENCIAS (2018) - a coproduction between the groups Madrija and Malayerba Teatro - was invited to guest perform in Ecuador, Guatemala and El Salvador in 2019.
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