A play-essay that mixes theatrical monologue with magic, where the main character accompanies his discourse of reflection and confession by reading his diaries: it shows how all aesthetic experience, including the magical experience, has its origin in the perception of each person and not in the reality that surrounds him or her. It offers the audience a rite of generating convention and truth, where magical elements are detached from mysticism so that they can be contemplated in their mundane reality. The play is accompanied by a small book that serves as an entrance ticket.
Miguel Ponce de León
Galician multidisciplinary artist. Veneficio (de lo cotidiano y cómo remediarlo) is the first project of the newly created company Teatro et al., which was formed specifically for this play. Previously, Miguel Ponce de León was a member of the university theatre company Lobishomes at the University of Santiago de Compostela, where he worked as a playwright, director and performer in plays such as Quinuituq, O baúl cheo de xente, Insilio (Xuventude Crea Award 2018) and O corno do derradeiro día. He has also collaborated with circus and cabaret festivals and collectives in Portugal, Italy, Austria and Poland and has participated in the organisation and management of the San Pedro Sen Paredes Festival (Santiago de Compostela, 2020) and the first two editions of the Pataca Minuta Festival in 2018 and 2019.