The Child I Wish to Have

2016

What kind of child did my father wish to have? What kind of child would I wish to have? What kind of grandfather would they wish I were for their son? What kind of father would my child wish to have had?

When I was a boy it was impossible for me to imagine myself as I am today. I’m half way there. Far from that boy who used to go outside to jump in the puddles and still too far away from the grandfather that I will be one day and who, today, I am unable to understand. What kind of child did my father wish to have? What kind of child would I wish to have? What kind of grandfather would they wish I were for their son? What kind of father would my child wish to have had?

Las Provincias

“A participatory and sensitive play. Human. Brilliant and fun.”

El País

“There is no lack of irony in the observations made by the authors, cheerful in the most part, sharp at times, always positive, tinged with a soft melancholy and pain free.”

Cartelera Turia

“(…) Expository simplicity, intelligent humour, tenderness and ingenuity in the way in which the situations are approached on stage.”

Synopsis

The Child I Wish to Have is a reflection on education and the role of parents, of grandparents, of teachers and of children in the learning process. On its importance and the courage, difficulty and effort required to educate.

With three generations on stage, The Child I Wish to Have is a tribute from parents to children and from children to parents, despite the reproaches. Present, past and future come together on stage to tell us stories which talk, in short, about life, how we love our children and our parents and how we sometimes find it difficult to communicate.

Cast and crew

Creation and Direction:
Àlex Cantó
Joan Collado
Jesús Muñoz
Pau Pons

Acting:
Àlex Cantó
Jesús Muñoz
Pau Pons

Lighting design:
Marc Gonzalo
Àlex Cantó

Photography and video:
José Ignacio de Juan

Audiovisual and artistic adviser:
Fermín Jiménez

Movement adviser:
Daniel Abreu

Musical composition:
Pedro Aznar

Stage management:
Verónica García
Yolanda García
Manu Martínez

Executive production:
Pont Flotant
Juan Serra

Lighting and Sound technician:
Juan Serra

With thanks to:
Rovella Universitat Popular and to Eva Such. To the Iter de Nazaret Scouts group. To Dídac. To Nura. To Javier and his shop, Bjorn. To Bambalina. To Berta and Edgar. To Primi. And to all the participants’ families who have accompanied us on this journey.

Distribution:
Pro21 Gestió Cultural

Special collaborations:
Amparo Codoñer, Daniela Elvías, María Segura, Irene Ramos, Neus Ivars, Aina Ivars, Alberto Bravo, Sara Besas, Belén Pescador, Lucía Pescador, Juan Collado, Cristóbal Pérez, María Valiente, Beatriz Gómez, Vicente López, Mª Carmen Quilis, Miguel A. Romero, Julia Sanchis, Victoria Cruañes, Carmen Escuder, Eufrasia Rodríguez, Francesc Navarro, Raquel Sanchis.

Where we have performed

Premiered in Las Naves, Valencia, February 2016
Fira Tàrrega
FITT, Tarragona
Espai Mutant, Las Naves, Valencia
Teatre Principal de Palma, Mallorca
Teatro de la Abadía, Madrid
Corral de Comedias de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
Teatro Circo, Murcia
Teatre Principal de Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona
Teatre Principal de Granollers, Barcelona
Teatre Alegria, Terrassa
Auditorio Pazo da Cultura, Carballo, Galicia

Production

Collaborators

Awards

Candidate for Best Theatre Performance and Best Direction. Premios MAX 2017.

On tour

Synopsis

The Child I Wish to Have is a reflection on education and the role of parents, of grandparents, of teachers and of children in the learning process. On its importance and the courage, difficulty and effort required to educate.

With three generations on stage, The Child I Wish to Have is a tribute from parents to children and from children to parents, despite the reproaches. Present, past and future come together on stage to tell us stories which talk, in short, about life, how we love our children and our parents and how we sometimes find it difficult to communicate.

Cast and crew

Creation and Direction:
Àlex Cantó
Joan Collado
Jesús Muñoz
Pau Pons

Acting:
Àlex Cantó
Jesús Muñoz
Pau Pons

Lighting design:
Marc Gonzalo
Àlex Cantó

Photography and video:
José Ignacio de Juan

Audiovisual and artistic adviser:
Fermín Jiménez

Movement adviser:
Daniel Abreu

Musical composition:
Pedro Aznar

Stage management:
Verónica García
Yolanda García
Manu Martínez

Executive production:
Pont Flotant
Juan Serra

Lighting and Sound technician:
Juan Serra

With thanks to:
Rovella Universitat Popular and to Eva Such. To the Iter de Nazaret Scouts group. To Dídac. To Nura. To Javier and his shop, Bjorn. To Bambalina. To Berta and Edgar. To Primi. And to all the participants’ families who have accompanied us on this journey.

Distribution:
Pro21 Gestió Cultural

Special collaborations:
Amparo Codoñer, Daniela Elvías, María Segura, Irene Ramos, Neus Ivars, Aina Ivars, Alberto Bravo, Sara Besas, Belén Pescador, Lucía Pescador, Juan Collado, Cristóbal Pérez, María Valiente, Beatriz Gómez, Vicente López, Mª Carmen Quilis, Miguel A. Romero, Julia Sanchis, Victoria Cruañes, Carmen Escuder, Eufrasia Rodríguez, Francesc Navarro, Raquel Sanchis.

Where we have performed

Premiered in Las Naves, Valencia, February 2016
Fira Tàrrega
FITT, Tarragona
Espai Mutant, Las Naves, Valencia
Teatre Principal de Palma, Mallorca
Teatro de la Abadía, Madrid
Corral de Comedias de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid
Teatro Circo, Murcia
Teatre Principal de Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona
Teatre Principal de Granollers, Barcelona
Teatre Alegria, Terrassa
Auditorio Pazo da Cultura, Carballo, Galicia

Production

Collaborators

Awards

Candidate for Best Theatre Performance and Best Direction. Premios MAX 2017.

On tour