Revolutionary, proto-feminist, and underground spy, Manuela Saenz was the beating heart of South American liberation. She died in poverty, all but forgotten by the history books – until now.
A tour-de-force by Tamsin Clarke blending storytelling, comedy and captivating physical theatre with live music by Colombian musician and guitarist Camilo Menjura (UK Latin American Musician Of The Year).
Winner of the Nuestra CASA Scratch Night 2013
Tamsin Clarke is an actor and writer of Venezuelan and British heritage. She studied at Ecole Jacques Lecoq and is the artistic director and founder of Popelei Theatre. Manuelita is her second show for Popelei and was first presented as a twenty minute work in progress at Nuestra CASA Scratch Night 2013 where it was awarded a grant to be further developed. We are delighted to welcome back Tamsin at CASA 2014 with the full-length version of the piece.