Direction

Critically acclaimed, Marcela’s directing always leaves a deep impression, often reflecting the forces that drive the world. Her use of a highly charged physical language exposes different layers of the human psyche and our reality at large.

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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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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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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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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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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Chain of Fools

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

Passion and our need for love can get us all in trouble. We can look far or look at our own lives and find incredible stories of unique encounters, outrageous discoveries and deep betrayals. Chain of Fools looks at those who seek love, those whose hearts break and those who dare to deny love’s truth.

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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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Caviar on Credit

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

Each summer the experience includes a public performance, which this year will be presented in the Dowling Studio, July 23 – August 3. Caviar on Credit is the result of a creative collaboration between Marcela Lorca and the actors. Based on a true story about identity theft, the cast collaborated in creating a comedic mystery story inspired by film noir style. Using elements of radio drama, music and movement, this dynamic production illustrates the different faces of truth in our current communication and technology-filled age.

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