Freak, Passion, Onion Performing in my own shows, or others’. I've always wanted to be Ingrid Bergman.
STIGMA \ESTIGMA — NOW BOOKING
STIGMA - ESTIGMA (2019 >) — NOW BOOKING
Stigma is the story of how you can become who you always wanted to be, even if you are a freak.
PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED AT
2021 POPLAR UNION
2021 CAMDEN PEOPLE'S THEATRE | LONDON
2020 CAMDEN PEOPLE'S THEATRE | LONDON
SPRINT FESTIVAL & AND WHAT? QUEER ARTS FEST
(performance cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic)
2019 DT ESPACIO ESCÉNICO | MADRID
V.O FESTIVAL DE ARTES QUEER
Direction + Performance Luis Amália
Text Adam Zmith | adamzmith.com + Luis Amália
with texts by Xavier Bas | xavierbas.net
Production A Esther Moya le Robaron una Medalla
Assistants on 'mise èn scene' Alice Esmé, Marta de las Heras, Óscar Hernández Tristancho, Lux Nieve, María Núñez
Voice Over Alice Esmé, Marta de las Heras, Óscar Hernández Tristancho, Kace Monney, Lux Nieve, María Núñez, Sophie Tergeist, Tash Walker, Adam Zmith
Ceramics Saro Mixcoatl | @manita_dinamita
Table Marta Jarabo | martajarabo.com + Ana López Sánchez-Vegazo, produced with Guillermo Diego
Photography Luis Kevin Paraíso
Animations Mathieu Cadelo | @dole.in.the.atic
Assistant in gymnastics concepts Miriam Peña Riquelme
Images contain pictures of Oscar Nao | oscarnao.com,
Luis Kevin Paraíso, Manel Ortega | @manelortega and David Rodríguez Tovar | @mrmockturtle
Special thanks to Ricardo Recuero, La Fabulosa, Ricardo Rodríguez y Ana Carnero (my parents), Emilio Sánchez
'A story about love, identity, sexuality, desire, fears and dreams.
For those who have felt lost in life at least once, and especially for those who have always felt extremely confident.’
— Pablo Roa, screenwriter (‘Money Heist’, Netflix & Antena 3)
When Luis was 10, he wanted to be a female gymnast, but he was a boy. At 15, he wanted to be desired, but he felt he was too hairy. Tonight, as a performer, he wants to be Ingrid Bergman. But he is a loser.
Stigma is the story of how you can become who you always wanted to be.
Luis will tell the story of Esther Moya, a powerful gymnast who failed to win a medal. He will re-enact one of Ingrid Bergman’s most moving scenes. And he will share his visit to a sweaty gay sauna.
Written by Luis Amália and Adam Zmith, Stigma is a show about being yourself, even if you are a freak. This time, history will be written by losers, not winners.