Taxi Girl is an expression which refers to the paid dance partners that became popular at the beginning of the 20th century.
The play is set in a historical love triangle, starring a taxi girl and two heavyweights of universal literature, Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin.
Both writers used obscenity and eroticism to introduce delightful chaos into well-thinking minds. This fiction is the result of the fascination for those artists who fought against censorship, but also of the women who did so with their own vital energy.
What was the name of the taxi girl? This woman of dubious reputation, who rebelled against her paraded and fetishised condition. What did her voice sound like?
Both she and Anaïs, who were lovers in the winter of 1931, were women ahead of their time… and ours.
Max Aub – Ciutat de València Award in 2017
2020 – present
Original music, Sound Design
Cervantes Theatre London
Play by María Velasco
Translated by Jessica Rainey
Directed by Paula Paz
Lighting Designer Fernando Benito
Composer/Sound Designer Yaiza Varona
Costume Designer Raúl Botella
Editor Simona Knuchel
Camera Operator 1 Liam Daly
Camera Operator 2 Nick Steer
Sound Recordist Blai Escayola