Life is a Dream was a pro human rights theater production, created in New York by Spanish actors and producers Puy Navarro and Francisco Reyes, inspired by “Transatlantic Dialogues” and “The Human Rights Series", the public conferences on human rights that Honorable Judge Mr. Baltasar Garzón hosted at NYU’s King Juan Carlos I Center in Manhattan in 2005-06.
The play was first presented at Culture Project in New York, in March 2007. It was directed by Cecil Mackinnon, and included the work of visual artists Laia Cabrera and Xavi Menós. Our goal was to generate public awareness on several human rights violations in today’s world, especially those related to immigration and the abuse of oppressing-repressing governments over their citizens. On May 9th of that same year, we held a special performance at NYU, sponsored by Amnisty International, attended by Mr. Baltasar Garzón as our guest of honor. This performance was used to promote the existence and functions of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The third round of performances took place at UNITED NATIONS, New York, Hammarskjöld Auditorium, as part of the celebrations on International Human Rights Day (December 10th, 2007).
In 2008, the production premiered in Spain as part of 31 Festival de Teatro Clásico de Almagro (www.festivaldealmagro.com).