The successful monologue 'A.K.A.' returns, about the identity defined by others

Six years ago, at the Flyhard theater, Daniel J.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
11 March 2024 Monday 10:32
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The successful monologue 'A.K.A.' returns, about the identity defined by others

Six years ago, at the Flyhard theater, Daniel J. Meyer premiered A.K.A., a monologue in which a teenager lives a nightmare not because of what he has done, but because of how others see what he has done.

The Poliorama theater recovers this successful monologue, which since its premiere has been performed in several theaters, directed by Montse Rodríguez and now starring Lluís Febrer.

The protagonist explains: "Carlos, my name is Carlos. I'm 15 years old, or 16.... I go to school, I get bored; I stay in the park with my colleagues; I dance hip-hop... and one day I meet Clàudia and...magic."

The synopsis of A.K.A. (Also Known As) says: "The work tells us about a period of Carlos's adolescence in which, due to circumstances beyond his control, his foundations, his roots, his identity are shaken."

And it goes further: "And Carlos is adopted... and the eyes of others make him consider what his "true" identity is; it may be that he is not entirely who he has decided to be. Because deep down, "Are we who we feel we are, or who people think we are?"

A piece that remains absolutely topical and that puts before the viewer's eyes the injustice of our biased views.