I wish I hadn’t been born.

Surrounded by other children deprived, like themselves, of voice, identity and rights, four children uncompromisingly evoke horror. They tell about their daily lives, what they see, live – endure – in a juvenile detention centre. 

Danilo Llanos Quezada based his work on Edison Llanos’ book Mi Infierno en el Sename a testimony of his shattered childhood within the Servicio Nacional de Menores in Chile. This national service for minors is an institution responsible for the protection of vulnerable children or those subjected to a judicial sentence, and for overseeing the adoption process. An investigation initiated by UNICEF has finally revealed the sexual abuse, violence and mistreatment that plague these services. Attempts by the Chilean judiciary to shrug off the reports have inflamed public opinion. Building on these trajectories, the Teatro La Peste has chosen to work with a cast made up mostly of pre-teen boys and girls to embody the characters in these poignant tales. Crying out in pain as much as in tears, Feroz portrays the forgotten, the missing, the hungry, and the efforts of these children to be among those who get out via adoption.


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  • Direction
    Danilo Llanos 

    Danilo Llanos

    Adapted from the book
    Mi Infierno en el Sename (Mon enfer au Sename), Edison Llanos 

    Alanis Ibáñez
    Martina Ibañez
    Felipe Carvajal
    Diego Becker
    Diego Jaramillo
    Daniella Misle 

    Centro de Investigación Teatro La Peste (Centre de recherche thêatre La Peste) 

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    Jorge Espinoza 

    Eduardo Sepúlveda 
    Andrés Ulloa 

    Francisco Olmos 

    Centro de Investigación Teatro La Peste

    Production manager for Europe 
    Festival Sens Interdits 

    Centro de Investigación Teatro La Peste 

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