Key takeaway: Theater play for middle grade students. Focuses on the advantages of solving problems as a group. Rosa, Manu, Paloma and Luis believe that the gnomes in their garden are under a spell that turned them into plaster figurines. And, if they take them to the forest, the forces of nature will free them. So, they devise an elaborate plan to sneak them out of the garden without their parents realizing. Unbeknownst to them, a pair of crooks are looking for these same gnomes convinced that one of them is hiding a grand treasure inside.
About the Author:
Ignasi García Barba (Barcelona, 1964) is a screen writer for theater productions as well as TV series. With a dregree in Art History from the University of Barcelona, as well as a degree in Performing Arts from ESAD (Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático), Barcelona, he has atended numerous theater art seminars directed and given by José Sanchis Sinisterra. Among the twenty some odd works that he has published, some that stand out are: “Marina” (released under the direction of Calixto Bieito), “Mares de hierba” (released at the International Film Festival of Sitges), “Rutas de alto riesgo” (performed in Madrid, Rome and Athens), “Mientras el bosque crezca” (broadcasted in as a radio production by Radio 4, RNE), “Amanecer en Orán” (performed in Spain and Mexico) and the children´s theater productions “El chip experimental” (published by Anaya) as well as “En un lugar de la Mancha” (Editorial Fundamentos). He has worked as a screenwright for the series “Compañeros”, “Un paso adelante”, “Bandolera” and “Amar es para siempre”, for Antena 3; “Los Serrano” and “Yo soy Bea”, for Telecinco; “Mesa para cinco”, for La Sexta; “Gran reserva. El origen”, for TVE; and “En tierras salvajes”, for Televisa. He has received awards for several of his works, including “El chip experimental” (2nd place, Premio SGAE de Teatro Infantil y Juvenil in 2005); “Rutas de alto riesgo” (1st place, Premio Antonio Buero Vallejo Ciudad de Guadalajara in 2004); “Preludio en dos tiempos” (2nd place, Premio de Teatro Ciutat d’Alcoi in 1995); “Amanecer en Orán” (finalist, Premio Teatro Breve in 1994); and as assistant director of the work “Terror y miseria en el primer franquismo” by Sanchis Sinisterra, with the group Teatro del Común (Madrid), Won the Max Award for Best New Trends in Performing Arts.