In 2016, Voadora premiered this free version of Don Juan at Escenas do Cambio, with a group of senior citizens from Santiago de Compostela. From this performance, the organisers of MA Scène Nationale Montbeliárd invite them to make a French version of the play.
From that first collaboration a proposal was born, in this year of 2017, to work with the local automotive industry. Workers of PSA Peugeot Citroën in Vigo and volunteers from several generations connected to the factory will become the protagonists of this participatory show. We are facing a project still under construction that will bring on stage the world of garages, also connected to counterculture and rock, a space of freedom, a unique space where cars are the protagonists, as are promises of travel, links to other distant, faraway places. Voadora returns to MA Scène Nationale – Pays de Montbeliárd with a piece that will open the season at the Theatrè de Montbéliard and then go on tour in France.
The work is built around the world of cars and the role of women in the industry of the twentieth century. A new, unique adventure for the participants and the audience. As they themselves write “If happiness is not the goal, but the road, we will most likely have to buy a car.”
Cast & Crew
Direction: Marta Pazos .
Cast: Participatory show featuring workers and volunteers from different generations connected to the PSA Peugeot Citroën factory in Vigo .
Dramaturgy: Fernando Epelde.
Movement: Guillermo Weickert.
Lighting: Diego Villar.
Original Music: Jose Díaz, Fernando Epelde, Hugo Torres.
Scenography & wardrobe: Marta Pazos.
Production Assistants: Liza G. Suárez & Carmen Juanatey.
Producer: Jose Díaz.
Production: Voadora in co-production with MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard.
Support: MA scène nationale – Pays de Montbéliard is funded by a grant from the Ministry of Culture and Communication – DRAC Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Pays de Montbéliard Agglomération, ville de Montbéliard, ville de Bethoncourt, ville de Sochaux, Conseil Régional de Bourgogne- Franche-Comté, Conseil Départemental du Doubs and support from la Caisse d’Allocations Familiales du Doubs. The show has received support from the Spanish Embassy in Paris and the Spanish Agency for Cooperation and Development .
Acknowledgments Groupe PSA Jean-Charles Lefebvre – Responsable Communication et Relations Institutionnelles, Julien Tournoux – Chargé du multimédia | Musée de l’Aventure Peugeot – Sochaux | Club des Vieux-Volants Alain et Mathey – Président et secrétaire, Georges Caravella – Vice- Président | Lycée Germaine Tillion – Montbéliard Thierry Albertoni – Proviseur, Hervé Perrin – Coordinateur opérationnel du campus métiers et qualifications automobiles et mobilités du futur | Atelier Kustom & Racer Design Francis Bouillet | R/T Garage Sophie Zaninetti | The association Los Mexicanos and most particularly Olivier et Geoffrey | L’Atelier des Môles Sabino D’Ambra – Responsable Programmation | Local groups and musicians Fre3 Bastards, Fire Rise, Vince Jack | As well as Elisabeth Cusenier, Hervé Dubois, Jérôme Girard, Yves Millot and Hubert Truxler, Roberto Pascual, Centro Dramático Galego and Technical Staff of AGADIC.
September, 2017. Théâtre de Montbéliard. France.