Brilliant Chilean actress stars in new play

“Los Perros” (The Dogs) originally takes place in Mexico but has been adapted to Chile’s landscape

She has several movies currently playing on the big screen and has others to come, but Catalina Saavedra never sits still. The Chilean actress, who has gained notoriety in recent years, is now starring in the play, “Los Perros” (The Dogs), written by renowned Mexican playwright Elena Garro.
The play, which is showing at the Teatro UC (Universidad Católica) and runs until August 25th, tells the story of a young Ursula (Ignacia Agüero) who becomes aware that she will be taken captive and assaulted by a man in her town, repeating her mother’s (Saavedra) own tumultuous life.
“What really captivated my attention about the play was the text,” stated Saavedra. “It is a very interesting story and it is written in a way that is very challenging for an actor: it is extremely poetic. It is not a realistic play and that undoubtedly, drives one to very deep emotions.”
According to director Rodrigo Pérez, the set reflects  the lyrical quality of the script.
The set is simple, merely  a dirt floor, a bed, and pots and pans – all starkly depicting a house where the mother and daughter live in abject poverty. Throughout the play, you can hear the subtle twang of guitar strings accompanying the text – almost like a whispered backdrop of musical poetry.
Despite the sensitive subject of the play, Saavedra finds that “the mix between poverty and poetry tries to sensitize rather than depress.”
Spotlight on a rising actress: Catalina Saavedra Pérez:
Catalina Saavedra Pérez has won two Altazor awards, one as Best Theater Actress and another for Best Film.  She also has a Sundance award as Best Actress. She road to fame as a Chilean star included stunning performance in the acclaimed movie “La Nana” (The Maid.)
Critic Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian, called her one of the best actresses of the year in 2010, sharing the stage with such notable international actresses Rachel Weisz, Isabelle Huppert, Kim Hye-ja and Marissa Gibson, among others.
Thanks to Saavedra’s success with La Nana, she was invited to be part of the judging panel in the 32nd Film Festival in Moscow, which took place in 2010.
Already in 2012, Catalina Saavedra has appeared in several films, including: “La Lección de Pintura”, from Pablo Perelman, and the quirky “Joven y Alocada“, from Marialy Rivas. Saavedra called these performances “cinematographic humor” since they were supporting cast roles.

“Los Perros” is a great opportunity to experience the performance of this brilliant Chilean actress who never ceases to dazzle audiences with her unique style and uninhibited ways.

She has several movies currently playing on the big screen and has others to come, but Catalina Saavedra never sits still. The Chilean actress, who has gained notoriety in recent years, is now starring in the play, “Los Perros” (The Dogs), written by renowned Mexican playwright Elena Garro.
The play, which is showing at the Teatro UC (Universidad Católica) and runs until August 25th, tells the story of a young Ursula (Ignacia Agüero) who becomes aware that she will be taken captive and assaulted by a man in her town, repeating her mother’s (Saavedra) own tumultuous life.
“What really captivated my attention about the play was the text,” stated Saavedra. “It is a very interesting story and it is written in a way that is very challenging for an actor: it is extremely poetic. It is not a realistic play and that undoubtedly, drives one to very deep emotions.”
According to director Rodrigo Pérez, the set reflects  the lyrical quality of the script.
The set is simple, merely  a dirt floor, a bed, and pots and pans – all starkly depicting a house where the mother and daughter live in abject poverty. Throughout the play, you can hear the subtle twang of guitar strings accompanying the text – almost like a whispered backdrop of musical poetry.
Despite the sensitive subject of the play, Saavedra finds that “the mix between poverty and poetry tries to sensitize rather than depress.”
Spotlight on a rising actress: Catalina Saavedra Pérez:
Catalina Saavedra Pérez has won two Altazor awards, one as Best Theater Actress and another for Best Film.  She also has a Sundance award as Best Actress. She road to fame as a Chilean star included stunning performance in the acclaimed movie “La Nana” (The Maid.)
Critic Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian, called her one of the best actresses of the year in 2010, sharing the stage with such notable international actresses Rachel Weisz, Isabelle Huppert, Kim Hye-ja and Marissa Gibson, among others.
Thanks to Saavedra’s success with La Nana, she was invited to be part of the judging panel in the 32nd Film Festival in Moscow, which took place in 2010.
Already in 2012, Catalina Saavedra has appeared in several films, including: “La Lección de Pintura”, from Pablo Perelman, and the quirky “Joven y Alocada“, from Marialy Rivas. Saavedra called these performances “cinematographic humor” since they were supporting cast roles.
“Los Perros” is a great opportunity to experience the performance of this brilliant Chilean actress who never ceases to dazzle audiences with her unique style and uninhibited ways.