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VICKY ARAICO CASAS
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Vicky Araico Casas is a playwright, perfomer and movement specialist. After receiving a degree in law from Escuela Libre de Derecho (Mexico City) in 2001, Vicky trained as an actor at Centro Universitario de Teatro, Mexicos National University (UNAM). In 2009 she completed her MA in Movement Studies at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, and currently works internationally as a movement director. She has served as visiting lecturer on Movement for Actors at RADA, Central, East 15, ALRA and CityLit in the UK, and has presented movement workshops for actors and movement professionals at CUT (UNAM) and Centro Cultural HelÚnico in Mexico City. Her solo piece Juana in a Million, which she co-wrote and performs, opened at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving excellent reviews and a Fringe First Award for oustanding new writing. Since then Vicky has performed Juana nearly 100 times in international venues and festivals. Her appearance at NYC United Solo 2013 was awarded Best One-Woman Show, and a four-week run at Londons Southwark Playhouse elicited a nomination for a London Offie (Off West End) Award for Best Female Performance.
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Juana in a Million
Juana in a Million
A show to change the way you see the world. Inspired by true stories of immigrants in the UK, Juana in a Million is the story of a young Mexican woman who arrives in London, armed with a suitcase of clothes, dreaming of love, success and happiness. In a virtuoso physical performance by award-winning Mexican actress Vicky Araico Casas, Juana's story becomes a heart-breaking, hilarious and moving tale of survival, strength and hope. Directed by award-winning Nir Paldi of theatre Ad Infinitum, Juana will make you think and cry and laugh.
written by Vicky Araico Casas and Nir Paldi
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 02 Aug 2012
Vicky Araico Casas and CASA Latin American Theatre Festival
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devised, physical theatre 60 min
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