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 CHAPTER | CARDIFF
EXPERIMENTICA FESTIVAL

2021 POPLAR UNION

2021 CAMDEN PEOPLE'S THEATRE | LONDON
SUMMER SEASON

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
TEMPORADA 2019/2020
V.O FESTIVAL DE ARTES QUEER

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CREDITS

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
Stools Mecedorama
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

REVIEWS

‘The show is a catharsis of the ruthlessness of humans.’
— Pablo Roa, screenwriter (‘Money Heist’, Netflix & Antena 3)

‘A brave new autobiographical work that won’t leave anyone indifferent.’ 
— Alberto Pickers, Film events programmer, talent development manager and writer.

‘An incredible work about gender and identity. It has landed deeply. I can relate to it. Congratulations.’
— Audience member.

‘Every gesture, every word is worth it. Adorable and unsettling in equal proportions.’’
— Audience member.

‘A very intense process of self-knowledge and very hard the world of competition, prejudices and showing yourself to the world.’
— Audience member.

‘About keep going no matter what, feeling how others judge you. I’ve empathised a lot with your story when you were a kid. We all feel like that. Thanks for the entire show.’
— Audience member.

‘Wonderful show of pure feeling. Hurray to your hair!
— Audience member.

‘You are very brave, congratulations!!!
I loved the fusion of the different elements, it’s fresh and original.’
— Audience member.

‘We loved how the stories were blended, the gymnastics, the pianist, the sauna, the childhood. The passages, the connections, the reflections… super cool, leaving a mark. I Hope you are happy with the result and wish you could keep performing it in other venues ;) The uneven bars scene with the metronome was just mesmerizing.’
— Former gymnasts + Audience members

“Bold, honest, full of comedy and yet heartbreaking”—Pablo Roa, screenwriter, Netflix’s Money Heist.

A five year old boy who doesn’t know which toilet to use.
A whole scene where the performer, Luis Amália, speaks to the rhythm of a metronome while doing stepping.
A horny teenager who doesn’t get laid because he is The Mascot (and a terrible footballer).
A visit to a sexy sweaty sauna with too much body hair. Losing an Olympic medal in the Gymnastics Floor Final. Becoming a legendary Hollywood actress.

—Is this serious?—Yes! Stigma can combine all these random events and characters and make them work.
Believe me, you haven't tried a show like this before.

You are going to laugh at how pathetic life can be and then experience tears of joy (or melancholy, you decide) at the same time. Please, don’t do it at home!

A one hour solo-show about having the courage to be who and what you want to be (even if you think you are being a freak).

GALLERY

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LUIS AMÁLIA
based in London but available for work in Madrid too.
a.luisamalia@gmail.com
UK (+44) 7523 296575
ES (+34) 680 22 95 45

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