Over 2000 people attend the adapted theatre workshops03.08.2016
Fundación Repsol and Valera Producciones have decided to go ahead with one more year of the adapted theatre workshops under the title Works by Chekhov , a selection of short comedies by the Russian playwright.
In this seventh edition, the workshops have visited six cities since 23rd February: Madrid, Cartagena, A Coruña, Valladolid, Tarragona, and Bilbao. In all, over 2000 people have been in attendance, from a total of 66 associations.
Appearing at the presentation of the adapted theatre workshop in Madrid on 27th April at the Centro Cultural Casa de Vacas theatre in El Retiro Park was the event's patron, Ángel Nieto. The 13-time world motorcycling world champion and sports commentator got on stage to show his support for the project by performing an improvisational skit with Blanca Marsillach.
For the second straight year, a mixed troupe of actors performed together onstage, although this year half of the troupe was made up of actresses with some type of disability: Adela Estévez and Miriam Fernández, who accompanied actor and director Xabier Olza.
The performances in Valladolid and Tarragona included the participation of volunteers from Repsol, just as in 2015 in Tarragona and Madrid. They collaborated by accompanying and assisting individuals with different disabilities, helping them to their seats and in getting on stage. They also lent a hand in running the interactive workshop after the event, where they taught various improvisational theatre exercises. Previous to the activity, the volunteers received training to familiarize them with inclusive theatre.