What is the trilogy?
The trilogy shows one character’s past, future, and dreams, by exploring intimacy and distance, reality and representation in love.
STRIPTEASE takes a shot at the death of love. If a baby is the fruit of love and love were to die, might the baby then commit suicide? The main actor of this play is a baby. Like spies, the spectators witness a telephone duel between a man and a woman while a baby sleeps, drinks milk, etc. The fictional space of the play is constantly being intervened upon by the actions of a baby, who is pure life in its most rebellious aspect.
Man: I think babies dream of God.
Woman: Because they saw him before they were born?
Man: No. Because God is a baby and is inside all babies until they begin to talk.
Woman: And after that?
Man: In the exact moment in which they utter the first syllable, God leaves their body and abandons them forever…
Woman: I look at him and I don’t understand him. He’s like a blank page. Yesterday when I was giving him his bath he stuck his head underwater for ages…Do you think babies can commit suicide?
Writer and Director Lola Arias
With Natalia Miranda, Umaia Kanoore Edul (baby), Gonzalo Martínez
Sound Design Ulises Conti
Set Design Leandro Tartaglia
Lighting Matías Sendón
Assistant Directors Eugenia Schor, Alfredo Staffolani