Novelas Ejemplares

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The Play
Our will is to stage all of Cervantes’ Exemplary Novels, and time will let us do so in our theatre life. Now is the time to stage The Spanish-English Lady and The Two Maidens – two novels with women as main characters and a common issue: travelling. Travelling with three comedians from the XVII centuries, who are fixed to the stage since then, telling stories to the audiences of all the centuries. Each tale is drawn as a different world, with different languages and resources: by ship, over the sea… by horse, on land.

The Director
Gonzala Martin Scherman was originally an actress at the Royal Drama Art School in Madrid. She started directing plays for her company Factorfa Teatro in 2004. Her drama education also includes Mar Navarro's School following Jacques Lecoq's techniques. She has directed and written plays for children, young audiences and adults. In the last four years she has specialized in classical dramatic plays for young audiences, adapting the best authors of the Spanish Golden Age such as Cervantes or Lope de Vega. She has won several prizes as best director and her plays have received several Audience awards.

The Playwright
Diana I Luque is a playwright and translator. She is a member of several theatre investigation magazines in the writing department. She has written plays both for young and senior audiences, such as EI Nino Erizo (La Machina Teatro), Fisuras CON, Escritos En 10 Escena, La Imagen De 105 Sometidos, La Tierra En 10 Que Habitan 105 Peces, Y Tras 10 Puerto, Premio Ricardo Lopez Aranda, among others. She has translated The Quality of Mercy, by Peter Brook (La Pajarita de Popel. 2014) and The Power of Yes by David Hare (Primer Acto 244, 2013).

The Group
Factorfa Teatro Theatre group was founded in 1993 by Salvador Sanz and Gonzala Martin Scherman. Factorfa has dedicated its creations to young and senior audiences with very important achievements, such as being the finalist in the Max Awards for children theatre with Pinochio. We are located in a Cultural Centre in La Eipa, a District in Madrid since 2007, where we both rehearse and organize theatre workshops for children. We receive the support of the Madrid Community and the Ministry of Culture and Education. We have visited several countries with our plays such as Turkey, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Chile, Argentina, USA, Morocco, Mexico and
Colombia.

Cast & Credits

On Stage Teresa Espejo, Paloma Vidal, Ivan Ugalde
Technician Rosa Ana Garda Lara
Custom Designer Juan Ortega
Light Designer Rosana Garcia
Music Advisor Marcos Leon
Stage Movement Mar Navarro
Voice Advisor Chelo Garcia
Music Selection Gonzala Martin
Photography Miguel Sarti
Video Jose Del Rio
Playwright Diana I Luque
Direction Gonzala Martin Scherman

 

 

Manohar Khushalani

Manohar Khushalani

Prof. Manohar Khushalani is Currently a Visiting Faculty at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi. The courses he teaches are: Animation & Graphics, Non-Linear Editing for Film and Radio and Theatre Appreciation.  He has won Excellence in Teaching awards for all the courses he has taught at IIITD Based on a Belief that Culture and Environment are the two keys to global sustainability , Manohar Khushalani has launched two portals: A Portal on Environment and Water called One Vorld at url: www.onevorld.org and two Ezines on Culture called Stage Buzz at url: www.stagebuzz.in & www.stagebuzz.info He has taught extensively in varied subjects such as Dam Safety, Instrumentation, CAD, IT, Animation, Theatre, Newspaper Editing. He has conducted Courses on Environment Management, Water Shed Development, Team Building and Personality Development. He is an Expert Member of Prasar Bharti’s Committee for Grading & Short listing Films for Telecast on all channels of Doordarshan.  He is a Radio Anchor for All India Radio and has moderated several programs for the Rajdhani Channel He is a well-known Theatre Actor/Director and Critic, has been involved in theatre since 1977. He has worked as an actor in over 50 plays with almost every leading director/Actor in the Country including Badal Sircar, Feisal Alkazi, Amal Allana, M.K. Raina, Anuradha Kapoor, Maya Rao, Manohar Singh, Prasanna, Rati Bartholomew and Sushmita Mukherji. He has been active in the social sector as a street theatre activist. As a member of Workshop Theatre, Theatre Union and Prayog, Khushalani has participated in street plays taking up major social issues such as dowry, bride burning, Sati, banned medicinal drugs and communalism. Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist and Can’t Pay Won’t Pay, both directed by him, received rave notices from critics and audiences alike. Other plays directed by him include Badal Sircar’s, Sagina Mahato and Boris Vian’s Empire Builders for Ruchika Theatre Group. Khushalani has also acted in a few films such as Sudhir Mishra's Hazaron Khwaishen Aisi , Shoojit Sircar’s Madras Café and Pradeep Krishan's Annie Gives Those Ones. He is an Animator & Graphics Designer and has directed a number of documentaries. He also held a number of Honorary positions and was President of North India Films Association, He was the Chairman of  Jury for UGC CEC Educational Films Competition and has been on their Preview Committee since last many years. He was on the preview committee of Door Darshan Channel 3, was a visiting Professor at National School of Drama, New Delhi, and Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, AJKMCRR, Jamia Milia Islamia and Professor in Media at FICT, Delhi  He has judged a large number of Drama Competitions and conducted a number of Theatre / Management Games Workshops with Institutions such as AIIMS, NTPC, CWPRS, NWA, Karve Nari Prakshishan Sansthan, FICT, IIT, MAMC, Gargi College, KNC, Tagore International School and Vivekananda School. He is a Theatre Critic for IIC Diary, has also been a Columnist with Midday and Pioneer Daily and wrote Column's Called Culture Cocktail and Footlights Respectively. He was also the Guest Editor for an issue on Folk Theatre of ICCR Journal Horizons. He has written for Times of Indian, Hindustan Times, Blitz, Hard News, Hindu Business Line, Theatre India & Art Times. He has designed dams and hydraulic structures for the Government. He is a programmer and has developed Engineering design software in Fortran. He is a co-author of Irrigation Practice & Design (Vol 1 to5 - 1500 pages) published by Oxford & IBH and sponsored by National Book Trust. He has been a Director, Environment and Sociology, at the National Water Academy, Khadakwasla and Director, Environment Management Directorate, Central Water Commission and Member Secretary, National Environmental Monitoring Committee for River Valley Projects. He was also Director of Instrumentation Directorate in the Dam Safety Organisation. He was Chief General Manager and Head of Water Resources at Scott Wilson and is an accredited consultant with numerous other organizations He is a Delhi Public School, BITS Pilani, IIT Delhi and FTI Pune Alumini. He was also the President of BITS Pilani Alumni Association, Pune.

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