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Diario de Cuba, Waldo Fernandez Cuenca, Havana, 15 February 2018 — The theatrical work Los enemigos del pueblo (The Enemies of the People), whose presentation at the independent El Círculo State Security forces sought to prevent, undoubtedly marks a watershed in the career of actress Lynn Cruz. At that time she decided to create, with her partner the filmmaker Miguel Coyula, … Continue reading "Lynn Cruz is Committed to a Theater of Resistance" Continue reading

The theatrical work Los enemigos del pueblo (The Enemies of the People), whose presentation at the independent El Círculo State Security forces sought to prevent, undoubtedly marks a watershed in the career of actress Lynn Cruz. At that time she decided to create, with her partner the filmmaker Miguel Coyula, art in a totally independent and political way.

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La pieza teatral Los enemigos del pueblo, cuya presentación en la galería independiente El Círculo intentó abortar la Seguridad del Estado, constituye sin dudas un parteaguas en la carrera profesional de la actriz Lynn Cruz. En ese momento decidió hacer junto a su pareja, el cineasta Miguel Coyula, arte de manera totalmente independiente y de corte político.

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Havana Times, Lynn Cruz, 5 February 2018 — I recently read Tania Bruguera’s statements about an artist’s rights. One of them referred to the artist’s right to dissent. Within an authoritarian system, the artist begins to live a double dissidence, first in art, then in society. Having your own voice is always grounds for suspicion among members … Continue reading "“They’re Using You”" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 4 February 2018 — A police search of Havana’s independent El Círculo Gallery, managed by the activist Lía Villares and the painter Luis Trápaga, ended with the seizure of computers, cameras and video cameras, several hard drives, USB drives and cell phones. The authorities informed Villares and Trápaga, the owner of the house … Continue reading "Cuban Police Detain El Círculo Gallery Artists Villares and Trapaga for 24 Hours" Continue reading

Adonis Milán es un joven director teatral con una obra transgresora y marcada en todo momento por bordear la fina línea de lo "políticamente correcto". La puesta en escena y censura de su puesta de Máquina Hamlet en noviembre pasado, ha marcado un parteaguas en la corta carrera de este artista.

Despojado ya de cualquiera atadura institucional, Milán accede a conversar y reflexionar sobre su vida y obra con DIARIO DE CUBA.

¿Cómo comienza tu vocación por el arte teatral?

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14ymedio, Adonis Milán, Havana, 6 December 2017 — For the past two years I have been directing an independent group called Persephone Theater. We recently premiered the play Hamlet Machine, by the German author Heiner Müller, with a staging that shows the overwhelming parallelism between the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) and present-day Cuba. I traveled with this … Continue reading "My First Encounter with State Security" Continue reading
14ymedio, Havana, 24 November 2017 – Cuban State Security managed to limit attendance to just two people to last night’s premiere play The Enemies of the People. The police cordon set up around the El Círculo gallery in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood, where the play was going to be performed, worked as a method of pressure to intimidate would-be audience … Continue reading "Cuban State Security Blockades a Play in El Círculo Gallery" Continue reading
Statement from Miguel Coyula and Lynn Cruz 15 April 2017, 8:00 PM, Havana: Cuban State Security and Police blocked the street leading to the Gallery El Circulo in Havana in order to prevent the audience from attending the screening of Miguel Coyula’s independent film Nadie, which depicts  the story of the Cuban Revolution through the … Continue reading "Cuban State Security and Police Prevent Screening of Independent Film in Havana" Continue reading
Note: The video above is not subtitled but the excerpts from Nadie here are subtitled. 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 16 April 2017 – Cuba’s State Security and the National Revolutionary Police surrounded the independent gallery El Círculo to prevent this Saturday’s screening of the documentary Nadie (Nobody), directed by Miguel Coyula and featuring the censored … Continue reading "State Security Prevents Screening Of Miguel Coyula’s Documentary ‘Nadie’" Continue reading
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 6 June 2016 — Cuban filmmaker Miguel Coyula participated in the New Media Film Festival of Los Angeles with the seventh chapter of his series Rafael Alcides. The short film was part of a more than two-hour interview with with the well-known poet and writer, addressing topics such as art, beauty and Cuba past … Continue reading "Rafael Alcides Close Up / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar" Continue reading