Scenography design and costume. Teatro de la Comedia. (La Plata, Argentina) 2001
Cremona and Babilonia are two different theater plays, written by Armando Discépolo. His pieces are characterized by pessimism and a depressive atmosphere, that becomes even thicker due to the use of a grotesque comic sense. The characters are poor, almost miserable, mainly immigrants, oppressed by a suffocating social reality. Discépolo created his own style, called “grotesque creole”, that has become one of the main creative styles of the Argentinian theater and cinema and of the dramatic shows in general.
The characters have grotesque features, both in make up and in costumes. These two plays were written when there was a massive European immigration in Argentina. Those times when Tango was first discovered and developed and started to become more and more popular.