Teatro Español y Naves del Español


by Raphaëlle Pérez, Carles F. Giua and Eugenio Szwarcer
Raphaëlle ©Alfred Mauve
March 21, 2021



Wednesday to Sunday / 7:30pm



Is the division into genders a cultural construct? What does it mean to be a woman? What does it mean to be a man?

In this last piece in the trilogy on women, identity and history, we have focused on the life path of a young transgender woman, Raphaëlle Pérez. The production is based on her real gender reassignment experience: a road marked by struggle, the search for identity, self-affirmation; by the breaking of moulds and by dreams. Despite having been born in one of the most advanced countries in Europe, France, Raphaëlle’s life has not been, is not, and perhaps will never be, easy. Her courage and her aspirations and disappointments speak to us directly.

Raphaëlle gives us a perspective, somewhere between rational and emotive, on a world in the midst of transformation, on social struggles and victories, on minorities, on the education we receive and, ultimately, on the roles we assume or are forced to assume.



Cast and Creative Team
Direction: Carles Fernández Giua
Creation: Raphaëlle Pérez, Carles F. Giua y Eugenio Szwarcer
Cast: Raphaëlle Pérez, Carles F. Giua y Eugenio Szwarcer
Scenic design and video: Eugenio Szwarcer
Lighting design: Luis Martí
Sound design: Damien Bazin
A production of Grec Festival de Barcelona 2018, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (TNC), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) and La Conquesta del Pol Sud. With the support of theInstitut Català de les Empreses Culturals (ICEC)