No more flowers

Author: Naomi Ackerman

Translation: Helena Prawer of Korkin

Director: Helena Prawer of Korkin

Officially award-winning theater play for the fight against violence against women.

It is a female monologue for approximately one hour. It raises awareness and viewing of violence against women: contempt, insults, threats, beatings...

This piece traveled around the world. It was performed in different continents more than 1000 times. It was translated, adapted to our Canary Islands. In order to publish it in October 2009.

Function for non-big audience: adults, young and old. Closed room.

This is a story, but it reflects the real lives of many - and many deaths - It shows excited feelings of subjugation, of shame and hidden fear. Feelings which unfortunately does not always understand our society.


Opinions about the play: “Basta de flores”(”Enough flowers”)

Jose Antonio Batista Medina, Deputy of the Spanish Government in Tenerife:

“The administration Representatives: of the State, of the” Instituto Canario de Igualdad” (“Canarian Institute of Equality”) and the” Cabildo de Tenerife” have agreed to grant the aforementioned distinction (…) by the performances aiming at eradicating the violence against women.”

Isabel de Luis Lorenzo, “Instituto Canario de Igualdad”:

“My sincere greeting Card for the representation of the play:” Basta de flores”, a valid way of prevention and awareness (…) we encourage them to continue with this type of performances allowing us to fight against gender violence in all scopes.”

Josefa Garcia, Consejera insular de Juventud, Educación e Igualdad (Director of Insular Youth, Education and Equality), Tenerife:

“I wish to congratulate you for your work , it is very important to fight against the male violence and know it from all points of view .(…) because the story is told by the victim itself the public is touched immediately.”

Julieta Martin Sa, Director of the”Unidad Orgánica de la Violencia de Género” (“Organic Unity of Gender Violence”) from the “Instituto de Atención Social y Social Sanitaria”(“ Institute of Social Attention and Social Sanitary”) from Cabildo de Tenerife:

“We encourage them to continue with the performances of this play like a way to raise awareness in society”.

Georgina Molina Jorge Directora (Headmistress) IES, Cabo Blanco:

“The staff want to congratulate the Teatrapa Company (…) it was doubly useful: we worked against male violence (…) and the students were brought together with the world of drama. It was a rewarding experience.”

Miguel Angel Méndez Fernández, Director de Educacion y Cultura (Director of Education and Culture):

“(TEATRAPA)…address topics of education in values brilliantly (…) they are experts in the transmission of messages and providing opportunities for reflection. “

Comunidad Educativa (Educational Institute) IES, Los Cristianos:

“(…) (the students) restless at first, was then completely spellbound. They show as the current reality about the physical and psychological aggression.”

“ Our most sincere congratulation to Teatrapa Company.”

Carlos David Hernández Moreno, (student high school) IES, Los Cristianos:

Opinions about the play: “realistic and painful.”

“They talk openly without fears about issues that others do not dear to tell. Because of the play I could see that there are too many cases like this(…) abuse against woman (…) the society looking away (…) the attempt to change society(…)of course this play will help a lot!

Egon Friedler, critical journalist of Drama, Montevideo, Uruguay.

“Basta de Flores” is the best and most moving piece that we have seen about domestic violence”


Anna and the life

Author: Helena Prawer de Korkin

Director: Helena Prawer de Korkin

Theater against anorexia

Work for youth and their families. Closed room, without microphones.

It takes about an hour, plus immediately afterwards a debate Capacity: 200

A girl that is not the only one who suffers from the typical complexes of adolescence: insecurity, low self-esteem, fear and rebellion.

She falls into the misleading and false fashion which is to believe in the beauty in extreme slimness. She is becoming weaker and her health being critical boundaries life and death.

The family and the school are unable to give a response to this social evil. Spain and the Canary Islands are, sadly, at the top of this bad and unhealthy fashion.

This play was presented very successfully in front of students including educational, social and health authorities. First, it was presented in the theater Guimera and then in various educational centers of the Canary Islands.

Love in the Shadow of HIV

Author: Helena Prawer de Korkin

Director: Helena Prawer de Korkin

Theater - forum for young people, parents and teachers.

Capacity: up to two hundred people, unless the majority are adults.

One hour drama, with a following immediate discussion and evaluation. The debate is moderated by an expert in the topic.

We recommend a closed area where interruptions and disturbances do not occur. The piece is performed by voice to build a concentrating atmosphere.

The couple is united again after a year separated. It is a young, attractive and even funny comedy. But the story only gets more complicated, and derives in a drama, perhaps fatal, because of the neglect of proper risk behavior.

With this message: "To me it can also happen."

This work was carried out over five years in the theater prevention campaign "PRETEA" of Government of the Canary Islands, in all seven islands and schools, theaters and clubs of the archipelago.

It was also presented at the Tenth National Medical Congress of HIV in Spain, in Donostia - San Sebastian.

The Pretea project

TEATRAPA has performed five consecutive years the project PreTea (Teather prevention) against unwanted sexual transmitted infections and pregnancies from 2003 to 2008 sponsored by the Government of the Canary Islands to all the schools of the seven Canary Islands.

The work "Love in the shadow of HIV" was brought before eyes in of nearly 20,000 spectators, young people and families and also listed in prisons.

Due to the invitation of the tenth Doctor Congress on AIDS in 2006, it was also featured in San Sebastian.

The results of the formal evaluation (see Google project Pretea) were 99% positive opinions from the public.



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