Xquenda



#FindYour Story, Thrill, Talent

Xquenda is the story of an indigenous young woman victim of a politically driven murder from a rural community in Oaxaca, Mexico, and her search for truth after the disappearance of her best friend as no one seems to care due to their social and economic positions. Through letters written by her while she's protesting and questioning what's happening around her, we get to know her life, and her love and connection with her ancestors, specially with her Ñaa (Mum) and Abuela (Grand mother); her traditions and culture, and the magic of her town, that although beautiful, not necessarily fair for women. But most important, we get to know the voices that like hers, weren't listen and were lost in time. Her protest is through her Poems. Her weapon is her words.

"We hold on because if we don't, they'll think we're just a number that no one cares."

Two performers team up to build and sing on stage this piece in a circle made of soil, pictures, and letters. Accompanied by live music and recorded tracks with traditional rhythms from Latin America and Mexico. The piece is performed in English and introduces Spanish, and the Mexican Zapotec language as a form of slang, protest and identity.

This show is a poetic and musical journey to tell a story that repeats all over the world: A woman is silenced after speaking up demanding justice.

Performed by Nicollah Sekete in the leading role, and the author and director Isabel Quiroz. With Soeren Frederik Wellens as assistant director.

Xquenda (Zapotec) is "the Soul, the essence of a person".
Inspired by a true story.

Company: Teatro Glam&Roll

Genre: Theatre

Duration: 60 mins


Venues: The Actors - Theatre


Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome


Age suitability:
16+ (Restriction)


Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are not allowed at this event.


Content Warnings:

 Audience Interaction Audience Interaction

 Loud Noises Loud Noises


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