“Monster Families”, the work that explains LGBT+ inclusion to minors

“What made it difficult for us was how to metaphorize trans childhood, frankly. We keep working”.

In the world there are diverse families and today we can find that they are made up of mom and dad, single parents or mothers, two dads, two moms or even grandmothers who take care of their grandson as if they were their own.

That is what the new cabaret show, for children, by Fernanda Tapia and Andrés Carreño “Monster Families” is about, where in a very simple way they teach the little ones that there are many types of families in society and there is nothing wrong with it.

That is how Infobae LGBT+ interviewed Andrés Carreño in order for him to tell us more about inclusion in the theater and for it to be transmitted more to minors and also to their families.

“All the shows we do with the company ´Doctor mystery´ They look towards inclusion, diversity in general and I think it is very important to talk about this to children, so that they see their families represented on stage”.

“First the work came up with music and everything, then the child went to see us here.  They asked us for the book and it turned out that it was different to write a book than a play and once again we put a candle in it and it worked very nicely”, said Fernanda Tapia
“First the work came up with music and everything, then the child went to see us here. They asked us for the book and it turned out that it was different to write a book than a play and once again we put a candle in it and it worked very nicely”, said Fernanda Tapia
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Although the work has moments that could be complex issues for parents to explain to their children, Carreño declared that something that was difficult in this work was the metaphor directed at infants.

“What was complicated for us was how to metaphorize trans childhood, frankly. We keep working,” she confessed.

“We had to be respectful, that the language was not read, on the one hand, that we did not want it to be offensive, but in the end I think that if the idea that happens in the end is: ‘you can feel one gender and then another ‘ With that I think we have a win”, he mentioned.

While the fun and joy of the cabaret, aimed at children, was also transferred by Fernanda Tapia, who stated that it is no secret that in Mexico and in the world “we are all monstrous families”.

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monster families

“We are all very different and similar,” said the journalist.

Fernanda Tapia and Andrés Carreño wrote this work together in order to represent current families, for which “he told me that he wanted to do something with the theme and I, thinking that he likes it a lot, just like me, characters from science fiction movies like vampires, Frankenstein, among others, because they are monstrous families. This is how those who do not accept their existence see them.”

“That’s where we took hold, first writing the work. It took us years, ”Fernanda confessed, since at the time she did not give her a space to sit down and write it at the moment.

“First the work came up with music and everything, then the child went to see us here. They asked us for the book and it turned out that it was different to write a book than a play and once again we put a candle to it and it worked very well, ”he said.

Something that filled the joy of the writers was that the book was illustrated by Trino “I fainted”.  In addition to the fact that he was happy when they were told that they were going to be able to repeat the play at the Hellenic Theater.
Something that filled the joy of the writers was that the book was illustrated by Trino “I fainted”. In addition to the fact that he was happy when they were told that they were going to be able to repeat the play at the Hellenic Theater.

Fernanda revealed that her surprise was that the book of this work was taken out in everything Central, South America and in Spain.

“We had to make a glossary to explain to them what a ‘bread of the dead’ was because otherwise they would think that it was really made of the dead, or some things that we say in the play and are very regional,” he explained.

Something that filled the joy of the writers was that the book illustrated Trill: “I passed out,” said the journalist. In addition to the fact that she was happy when they were told that if they were going to be able to replace the work at the Hellenic Theater.

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Later they will go to the International Book Fair in Guadalajara (FIL Guadalajara) and together with Trino they will present the book.
Later they will go to the International Book Fair in Guadalajara (FIL Guadalajara) and together with Trino they will present the book.

Soledad is a girl who in the story is going to realize that the bread of the dead was stolen from the school, this prevents everyone from enjoying the Day of the Dead festivity and although she does not know who the thief is, Soledad’s parents give the idea that the cause of the robbery were the “strange families”.

Among the families will be: A couple of vampires and their daughter Luz Clarita; la Llorona, a single mother with her son el Coco; the granny mummies of Frankentrans; the enlarged family of Lobos.

“Monster Families” is a Cabaret Theater show for girls, boys and their families. With humor, songs and a story of intrigue and mystery, the theme that all families are diverse, and that there is no single model because there is nothing more normal than the “abnormal” will be addressed.

The play will have a season of twelve performances, every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m., from September 17 to October 23, 2022. The performances will take place in the Hellenic Theater of the Hellenic Cultural Center, in Revolution 1500, Colonia San Ángel Inn.

Later they will go to the International Book Fair in Guadalajara (FIL Guadalajara) and together with Trino they will present the book.

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“Monster Families”, the work that explains LGBT+ inclusion to minors