In 1989, 34 years ago, Boris Schumann arrived in Mexico, the country he had adopted as one of which he had been a citizen for nearly fifteen years. Boris was born in Paris and there he studied management, international relations and, of course, theatre. Three disciplines today that, although they may not seem like it at first glance, are combined daily.
Throughout his almost 35 years of life in Mexico, Boris has had an intense and varied activity, both as a teacher and as a director, actor, producer or promoter, in which his preparation in various disciplines has been more than useful.
For 23 years he was the Artistic Director of La Capella Theater with his Los Endebles company; Two years later, he founded the International Week of Contemporary Playwriting, of which he remains co-director.
Between 2005 and 2013 he was co-director of the Compañía Titular de Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana. He has directed more than 80 productions across the country, acted in nearly 30 plays, and translated numerous francophone playwrights into Spanish and Mexican playwrights into French, with more than 20 publications in both languages.
In 2006, he was awarded the Best Research Director Award for the play Ventriloquist. In 2009 he was awarded the Governor General of Canada’s Medal and in 2012 the American Medal of the Francophonie, awarded to him by the Quebec Supreme Council of the Arts.
I’m doing this quick count because it’s at the end of the premiere performance of the work I’ll see you laterTranslated and acted by Boris, the ever-admired Pilar Bolliver underscores Schumann’s maturity as a translator, and her work in this production is a typical button-down.
To Pilar’s words, I would like to add Boris’s consolidation in many areas, since what began to be cultivated decades ago has now yielded fresher fruits. and mounting I’ll see you later is a clear example of this.
It is a text written in French by the Swiss Antoine Jacod, a prolific author who would not have reached the Mexican scene without Boris.
Theater director Daniel Britton, who has found in Los Andibles the support to establish himself as a teacher and director, makes him very reliable.
I’ll see you later It was born as a dramatic reading for Dramafest, then during the pandemic a montage for Zoom, and now finally in its face-to-face stage version.
Reviewing the hand program, I identified a creative team that has grown and developed its talents and abilities around La Capilla: Pilar Bolíver, Jesus Giles, David Barrera, Arturo de la Garza, Fernanda Olivares, Enrique Saavedra …
I’ll see you later It has a seemingly simple anecdote: a father saying goodbye to his children who left on the first expedition to colonize Mars.
In depth, the work talks about emigration, abandonment, filial love, common dangers in life, the evaluation of existence itself, and many other topics that each viewer interprets personally.
Pilar Bolíver is right when she emphasizes Boris’s theatrical maturity and work in it I’ll see you later It is excellent, full of nuances, with well-realized turns that have been praised by the audience.
I’ll see you later It is presented on Mondays at La Capilla Theatre, in Madrid 13 in Coyoacán. A place and a space that is a concrete example of Boris Schumann’s work as a specialist in management, international relations and theatre.