Benefit for LLECA, a Dutch-Nicaraguan theatre collective

20160112_menores_y_mujeres_bnMonday march 7th 2016, Benefit for LLECA, a Dutch-Nicaraguan theatre collective, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

LLECA is a Nicaraguan cultural-artistic organization created by and for youth from the ‘lleca’ (slang for ‘street’). Violence is in its pluriformity the base and daily reality of our society which manifests itself through our bodies. As such art should be violent: violent in breaking and annihilating, in questioning and proposing, in deconstructing and producing; only then can it be the basis of freedom. Our principle objective is to establish spaces of communication, creation, reflection, and freedom. We work in non-conventional spaces with non-conventional ‘actors’ through our concept of posthuman theater. Since 2009 we are the force behind the only continuous artistic educational process of theater in prison, where we have founded our inmate theater groups who we train every year. We also work with at risk youth and ex prisoners, and create posthuman theatre outside prison too.

Even though 2016 has only just begun, we’ve been back at the Casona (community centre in León, Nicaragua, where convicted prisoners work & recieve classes) every day to work on our plans for this year! With the (ex) prisoner theatre group we’ll be creating a new play based on Rubén Darío’s life. Darío was a famous Nicaraguan modernist poet and intellectual who died of cirrhosis in 1916. The play will be called ‘El Archivo del Mundo’ (the archive of the world), and intimately touch the matter of confinement and addiction through a poetic, visual and physical scenic language.

At the end of January Lleca’s Julienne has returned to the Netherlands to start organising a series of fundraisers to support the Theatre from Prison program (all three groups) and raise funds for the new play and the prison workshops. Would you like to help? Don’t hesitate to have a look under the support & collaboration tab to see what you can do, or get in touch with us at lleca [dot] teatro [at] gmail [dot] com – thank you!

Here are some pictures (black and white images attached) from the leonese prison, where they started up theatre and dance workshops every Wednesday with a group of eleven convicted minors and a group of ten women, also mixing the two groups during the sessions.


Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, 7pm, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.