Since the outbreak of the economic crisis, the Spanish government has cut back public Cooperative Development Policy by up to 70%. Of all public policies, it has been the most heavily cut – and yet a civic reaction in its defence, to try to put a stop to this dismantling has not come. For this reason, Oxfam Intermón has launched the Sí Me Importa campaign, which promotes the raising of consciousness in favour of a sustained Cooperative Development Policy through mediums like contemporary art, comics, cinema and theatre.

La Compañía MyMA (Más y Mejor Ayuda, or “More Help, Better Help”), which is responsible for the theatrical strategy of the Sí Me Importa campaign, invited us to create and perform a short piece of theatre about Cooperation and Official Development Assistance.

And so, we at Cross Border came together one afternoon and asked ourselves: What is cooperation for us? What do we know? What could we know? From this workshop arose a list of stories which were then voted on through social networks – stories about our own streets, stories which we shared. And in all of them surfaced the same idea: How were we going to make people conscious of the need for the Government to support cooperation if we ourselves did not fully understand what had happened with this public policy? And so, The Luzzini Clan was born.

The Luzzini Clan is an immersive theatre proposal. A role play, in which the spectators are also conspirators, participating in a strategy to keep cooperation going in an imaginary world (and perhaps one not too far from reality) where it has been prohibited.

As spectator, you receive an email with instructions, arrive at the specified place, follow the woman with the yellow umbrella and enter a world of poker, pulque and The Coasters records. You place a bet for a good cause. Over the course of 15 minutes, Johnny Luzzini explains to each spectator what their mission is, recalling the scene of a typical heist movie – except instead of planning a bank robbery, here we organize how to keep cooperation alive, when it is about to die out. A new Dry Law for a new crisis. Get as far as Larache, Marocco.

And in Larache you will find Khaoula, the true protagonist of this piece.

And with Khaoula comes everything else.

Lucía Miranda, director

Opening at Galería Art5, Madrid, Spain. 2014
20 minutes long
8 yrs+
Produced by  Oxfam-Intemon


Original Idea: Cross Border Project
Direction: Lucía Miranda
Writing: José Padilla and Lucía Miranda
Johnny Luzzini: Efraín Rodríguez
Soundscape: Nacho Bilbao
Graphic and audiovisual design: Javier Burgos
Photographer: Eva Filgueira




Madrid december 17 Santa y Señora


Madrid october 17 Galería Art5


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