e l m a c h o is a autoethnographic solo performance which investigates catharsis through the concept of masculinity. This work is a scenic dialogue between academic literature, theatre crafting and autobiographical material under one single question: what is a macho?

In this performance academic literature overflows performance and vice versa. Concepts as fatherhood, macho and queer overflow each other triggering a cathartic process.

e l m a c h o should be seen as a question, an incision on an old and recurrent wound, an inquisitive autobiographical gaze, and the power of performance as a transformative process.

Performance presented at Monash University, Melbourne Australaia, as part of the completion of my practice as research PhD in Theatre and Performance. Thi performance was also exhibit as part of TAHi: New Zealand Festival of Solo Performance 2019