Women with twisted lives. Women enclosed within gray walls, silent, numb. Women who do not see their children grow up. Women judged and condemned, who move on a thin line, between victims and aggressors.
Thirty years ago, in Yeserías, a former women’s prison, Elena Cánovas, a prison officer and recent graduate in Acting and Directing from the RESAD, was encouraged to break down the walls and bring theater to prison, creating the group “Teatro Yeses” with the inmates of the prison.
Inside those sealed up walls, on an improvised stage, the handcuffs are opened and their hands are freed to write, sew costumes and apply makeup to create characters that give them the possibility of dreaming, of walking out into the street and even of travelling abroad.
Elena guides them. The music plays and they perform passages and new attitudes that lighten the rest of the hours they spend locked up. The walls are no longer so gray and rigid, they allow them to imagine that another world is possible.