Coffee with Sugar? is a production between material performance, biographical and documentary theater.

The two materials coffee and sugar determine the stage in their most different states. Beginning from them, German immigration stories in Central America and their colonial continuities are negotiated. The performer Laia RiCa grew up in El Salvador and Germany. She brings this biographical experience to the piece: the struggle between two worlds, the constant suspicion of betraying her “roots” and the questioning of feelings of inferiority and superiority. From coffee beans and cotton candy, biographical material and historical sources, video fragments and live music, a visually powerful and dense production emerges.

Decolonial Material Performance

Laia RiCa

Artistic Direction, Text and Performance by Laia Ribera Cañénguez (El Salvador) | Dramaturgy and Outside Eye by Antonio Cerezo (Mexico) | Live Music by Yahima Piedra Córdova (Cuba) | Live Visuals by Daniela del Pomar (Spain) | Artistic Collaboration by Leicy Valenzuela (Chile) | Stage Design by Marian Nketiah (Germany) | Lighting Design by Vanessa Farfán (Mexico) | Dramaturgical Advice by Ruschka Steininger (Germany) | Production Assistance by Rodrigo Zorzanelli Cavalcanti (Brazil)

A production by Laia RiCa in co-production with GFP/das wunder. Internationale Figurentheaterfestival Funded by the Individual Project Funding program of Berlin’s Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The research was supported by the Schloss Bröllin Residency Programme, Fidena Residency Program and the #TakeCare Residency of Fonds Darstellende Künste.