THEY ARE ONLY WOMEN
We were only women, by Carmen Domingo, talks about women during the spanish fascist war called “civil war”. Inspired in real stories the author has wanted to reflex show us this part of our History that has been silenced.
We want to talk about wom en who, for the simple fact of being women, were targeted by the dictator and who kept their families going at a time when the men were shot by firing squads, disappeared or were imprisoned. Many of these women organized the resistance in their villages and cities and fought for a better world.
For women, the spanish Second Republic signified the conquest of the public arena. They conquered the right to vote, acces to education and divorce were reflecting the liberating spirit that franco’s dictatorship uprooted.
Women were repressed by Franco’s cruel regime for two reasons: they were not only “reds” but also emancipated individuals. They suffered a double punishment: women were tried and condemned by the military courts for the crimes of “helping, inciting and encouraging rebellion”, that is to say, for being “reds”.
But women were also condemned socially. They were forced back into the home and out of the public arena, which was occupied exclusively by men.
Women suffered an additional punishment, they were used as spoils of war; women’s bodies were used as a weapon of war to demonstrate male power.
The invisibility of the struggle and the suffering of women also permeates studies of historic memory. One of these victims testifies: “the only pain that I feel is that, after everything we’ve suffered in this life, I might die without young people understanding that we fought to have a democratic country.”
Author – CARMEN DOMINGO
Director – CARME PORTACELI
Scenography – PACO AZORÍN
Costumes – ANTONIO BELART
Lighting – MIGUEL MUÑOZ
Choreography – SOL PICÓ
Orginal music – MAIKA MAKOVSKI
Audiovisual – LALA GOMÀ
Characterization – TONI SANTOS
Poster Image – DAVID RUANO and PACO AMATE
Photographs – ALBERT ARMENGOL and PEDRO CHAMIZO
Sound Design – EFRÉN BELLOSTES
Graphic design – PEDRO CHAMIZO
Edition Audiovisual – LUCIA ALBANO
Head coach / Assistant scenography – ADRIÀ PINAR
Assistant Director – JUDITH PUJOL
Assistant Costume – CARLOTA RICART
Production – ROGER B. SARDÀ
FEI – Factoria Escènica Internacional
With the support of: ICEC ICUB