The Sofa: five caracters for a theater play.


   © Photos and Texts: Guillermo Labarca

When I was a teenager, I followed photonovelas with interest. The genre inspired me to do this presentation. The intention here is not to make exactly a photonovela but to deliver images and texts to interest and inspire the viewer to write their own story. Given that many images have more than one meaning this exercise could be a search for meaning as well.

I have also thought that it could be the basis of a play. The stage is theatrical: a sofa that occupies the centre of the scene and on it or around it everything happens. Here I present characters and situations as a starting point.

I published this work in 2004 in, I have subsequently modified it by eliminating one character (Jorge) and replacing him with another (Eva). At the time, it aroused interest receiving comments, suggestions and elaborate stories were build on it. For those who are interested in these comments and specially in the stories I have selected, some of them  can be consulted here.