Productions

Below is a list of all the shows which Marcela has had involvement in, either with directing, movement directing, choreography, or teaching. Select a category to narrow down the results.

Caroline, or Change

By Tony Kushner
Directed and Choreographed by Marcela Lorca
Composed by Jeanine Tesori
Choreography by Marcela Lorca
Guthrie Theater, MN

“As marvelous, enchanting, and soul-stirring a show as you’re ever going to see, and if you choose to forego the chance to experience the Guthrie’s absolutely spectacular production of it, you will be missing the opportunity of a lifetime. There’s no way for mere words to do this production justice. You have to see it to appreciate it. This is a show everyone ought to see.” – Tad Simons, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

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Caroline, or Change

By Tony Kushner
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Marcela Lorca
Syracuse Stage, NY

The musical Caroline, or Change currently playing at Syracuse Stage is one of the best productions I’ve seen in twelve years of reviewing…Director/Choreographer Marcella Lorca has done a masterful job of directing and staging the piece. -North Country Public Radio

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The Burial At Thebes

By Seamus Heaney, based on Sophacles’ Antigone
Directed by Marcela Lorca
Guthrie Theatre McGuire Poscenium

…when the stars align, you can produce theater with epic power. That’s the case with The Burial at Thebes, the best original Guthrie production I’ve seen in my four years on the Twin Cities theater beat. -Twin Cities Daily Planet

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The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde

By Thomas Kilroy
Directed by Marcela Lorca
Guthrie Theater, MN

Playwright Oscar Wilde holds a place in literature as an important voice that was prominent, prolific and controversial. With The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde, Irish playwright Thomas Kilroy exposes the private life between Oscar and his wife Constance.

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House of the Spirits

By Caridad Svich based on the novel by Isabel Allende
Directed by Marcela Lorca
Music by Victor Zupanc
Mixed Blood Theater, MN

It was a production so fluid and graceful in rendering its ugliness that we willingly invested ourselves in their lives. As in Allende’s book, we were compelled to continue, for if there’s to be the reward of love at the end for someone as wretched as Esteban, then surely there is hope for us all.

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Blood Wedding

By Frederico Garcia Lorca
Original Translation by Lillian Garret-Groag
Directed and choreographed by Marcela Lorca
Guthrie Lab, Minneapolis, MN

Director Marcela Lorca has achieved a silken synthesis in her staging of Federico Garcia Lorca’s folk tragedy, yoking the primal and the prophetic as she presents visual, aural and kinetic languages that perfectly suit this drama… -Star Tribune

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Blood Wedding

By Frederico Garcia Lorca
Original Translation by Lillian Garret-Groag
Directed by Marcela Lorca
Blood Wedding, Missouri Repertory Theater, MO

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Time Sensitive

Conceived by Marcela Lorca and the cast
Written by the cast
Directed by Marcela Lorca
Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, MN

A comedic and sometimes haunting look at our current times: Times marked by mythical predictions, new climate patterns, social media, youth-led revolutions, and the ever-shifting truths about democracy and the promise of the American dream.

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Going Live

Conceived by Marcela Lorca and the cast
Written by the cast
Directed by Marcela Lorca
Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, MN

“The piece has a non-linear approach. “It has a TV format of cutting and quick changes that go from episode to episode. If you watch the piece as a whole, it does remind you of the media and how fast it shifts. We are covering a lot of ground,” Lorca says.

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Macondo

Conceived by Marcela Lorca and the cast
Written by the cast
Directed by Marcela Lorca
Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, MN

Macondo is a place of myth, a place where oil spills under and over water, creating a chain reaction that devastates human lives and animal habitats. It is also the name of the ruptured BP undersea oil field and oil well responsible for the current Gulf of Mexico spill. The gods awake from their slumber and intervene in this dramatically unfolding story that currently weaves itself through the fabric of our lives.

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