Teresa Hernández; Nada que ver Teresa Hernández; Nada que ver
  • Title: Nada que ver (composiciones escénicas sobre el yo)
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:04:26
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 7 Dec 2006
  • Location: Teatro Yerbabruja, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Teresa Hernández (protagonist), Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes (guest performer).
  • Credits: Teresa Hernández, producer, director, creator, writer ; Taller de Otra Cosa, Inc., producer ; Producciones Teresa, no inc., producer ; Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes, assistant director, production assistant ; Yamil Collazo, set design ; Eduardo Alegría, Gisela Rosario, Miguel Villafañe, visuals ; Deborah Hunt, tech director ; Viveca Vázquez, artistic consultant.

Nada que ver (composiciones escénicas sobre el yo) (2006)

"Nada que ver (composiciones escénicas sobre el yo)" is a multimedia one-woman piece created and performed by Teresa Hernández exploring the theme of Self. Seduced by the contradictions at play in the impossibility of speaking of "self" without referencing an "other," the artist performs seven skits (divided in two acts, "Post-infarto" and "Parada") combining monologues, experimental dance, and video, as a sort of autobiography-in-flux, an exercise that questions even the very process of autobiographical introspection. In the piece, the grammatical first person (common in autobiography) blends with the third person, in a masquerade of characters through which chameleonic Hernández presents the hard lessons of what it entails, in this day and age, to be an experimental stage artist in Puerto Rico.