El taxi de los peluches

By Teatro y su Doble | Directed by Aline Kuppenheim

  • Spanish
  • 16 minutes 50 seconds
  • Todo público

The value of friendship and how to make friends when you go somewhere new are the subjects this entertaining, family-orientated radio theater piece deals with, voiced by actors from Teatro y su Doble.

We all know that when our cuddly toys are alone, they have great adventures. Have you ever asked yourself though what they do when they get lost? Lorenzo Orejas has a happy life with his owner, Natalia, until one day he falls into the gutter and gets lost. Entering a new world, he meets lots of other cuddly toys who are lost too and embarks on a journey that teaches him about the value of friendship and how to make friends when you go somewhere new.

Teatro y su Doble present this story by Mexican writer Juan Villoro in an audio-video conference format.

Written by: Juan Villoro | Company: Teatro y su Doble | Cast: Aline Kuppenheim, Loreto Moya, Ricardo Parraguez, Camila Cuesta | Director, general designer and audiovisual producer: Aline Kuppenheim.

(c) Elio Frugone

Aline Kuppenheim


For the love of puppet theater

With a long career in film, television and theater, this actress, theater director, illustrator and visual artist (Barcelona, 1969) has dedicated her life to theater for more than a decade. In 2005, she founded Teatro y su Doble (formerly Teatro Milagros), with whom she has created touching puppet plays aimed at both infant and adult audiences, using intricate puppets she and her team have made. She has also had starring roles in movies (Machuca, Una mujer fantástica) and important TV series, such as Ecos del desierto, Prófugos and Bala loca.

Juan Villoro

The playwright

Non-fiction, novels and theater

Born in Mexico in 1956, this outstanding writer and essayist is the author of multiple novels, stories, columns, theater plays, movie scripts, translations and essays. Among his books are El testigo (winner of the Herralde award in 2004) and Llamadas de Ámsterdam (2007). He is one of Mexico’s most important writers, winning the Manuel Rojas award in 2018, one of the most prestigious prizes in the Spanish-speaking world. He started writing for theater aged 14, but his work only saw the light of day after he turned 50.

(c) Elio Frugone

Teatro y su Doble

Teatro y su Doble

The company

Teatro y su Doble was formed in 2005 as the Milagros Theater to experiment with and create new theatrical styles and different theatrical tools, with puppets eventually becoming their tool of choice. The actors-puppeteers are at the beck and call of these inanimate objects, conveying emotions and bringing scripts to life thanks to the audience’s willingness to believe. The company has already performed other outstanding pieces, such as Capote, Pedro y el lobo, Sobre la cuerda floja and Feos. The last three have been co-produced by the Teatro a Mil Foundation.

“Chilean theater troupe Teatro y Su Doble, utilizing multimedia storytelling, borrowing techniques from Bunraku-style puppetry and animation, create lives lived”. –David Walters, The Front Row Center

“Actress and talented illustrator Aline Kuppenheim brings an extraordinary example of animation to the theater”. –Pedro Labra, El Mercurio

—It’s the latest piece by Teatro y su Doble, a company that has spent 15 years developing a stunning kind of theater using puppets that are life-like, nimble and capable of showing emotion. It’s now embarking on a new direction in its work, looking into new platforms - in this case, a play in the form of radio theater/a video conference.

—To find out more about children’s author Juan Villoro, a renowned Mexican writer who has delved into the world of novels, newspaper columns, theater plays and texts like this and

El hámster del presidente.

—It’s the second radio theater piece adapted by Aline Kuppenheim and Teatro y su Doble as part of Ondas Teatrales, a season devised in lockdown and produced by the Teatro a Mil Foundation.

El Barco de Vapor: This is a collection of stories aimed at children aged between 6 and 12 and published by Ediciones SM in 1978. It was the first collection of children’s stories created in Spain, becoming a reference in child and teen literature both in the country and abroad. Villoro’s work in radio theater belong to this collection, as well as stories by renowned authors such as Montserrat del Amo, Jordi Sierra i Fabra and the Chileans Esteban Cabezas, Marcelo Guajardo and Mayi Eloísa Martínez.

Radio theater: This is an art form created through words, sound effects and music that together tell a story that the listener can recreate in detail in their mind. Its golden age globally was in the twenties, thirties and forties, at the height of radio, with its popularity continuing until the seventies in Chile. Worldwide, the most well-known radio theater piece is perhaps The War of the Worlds, written in 1938 by North American actor and director Orson Welles, which tells of an alien invasion’s impact on the world. It was so realistic that it caused widespread panic among its listeners.

—Enjoy radio theater piece El hámster del presidente, Teatro y su Doble’s adaptation of a story by Juan Villoro.

—Aline Kuppenheim on puppet theater: “When people see a puppet, something about it appeals to an age-old memory, a different state”. Read her interview with Teatro a Mil.

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