Heartbreak Hotel Alex Rigola

Alex Rigola, charismatic theatre director who’s creative range embraces both classical and contemporary text, developing big stage multidisciplinary forms. Alex has more experimental tendencies that he puts in practice in Heartbreakhotel project. During his years as artistic director (Theatre Lliure, Barcelona, Biennale Venice and Teatros del Canal, Madrid )  he presented wide range of artists from main stream to experimental.


Shows on Tour


Macho Man is an experimental stage trip shaped as a stage installation, where the audience become the main character moving along through different spaces as if in a labyrinth, using a wireless audio guide in where a woman who has suffered from gender violence will perform the role of a guide and documentarist.

Each of the eleven spaces have an independent character of its own, an interactive device which will force the audience to be constantly receptive, adding images, sensations, that at the same time will become an entire whole, with the aim of making the audience be aware of violence within the couple, family, labour, social and judicial world.

What is going on? Who are the victims? How hard is it for them to recognize and accept they are the victims? What are the footprints that human beings leave behind along the centuries by means of education? What has been said by thinkers, academics, politicians, artists, which have even strengthened this male violence?

Which are our actions or non-actions? What do we do or not do? Why is the woman, for being, still a potential victim? How do ruling powers react in front of these facts?

Which is the mechanism?

In a 60-minute tour the audience strolls in groups of eight around the eleven spaces of five up to forty-meter square.

A new group of people will access to relive this experience where the audience will read, walk about, listen, interact with the spaces and with other participants.