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Grumelot Instructions (In English)

Thank you for joining Y ES MAYOR DOLOR LA AUSENCIA QUE LA MUERTE, A digital experience by Grumelot based on texts of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

Please read the instructions below to get the best experience on November 14th.

What is it? 

Y ES MAYOR DOLOR LA AUSENCIA QUE LA MUERTE is a multi-screen and multi-platform live experience that will take place on Saturday November 14th at 2 p.m. in California (at 10:45 p.m., just before curfew, in Madrid) for a small group of patrons online, connecting from their homes.

In addition to the live experience, Y ES MAYOR DOLOR LA AUSENCIA QUE LA MUERTE is a transmedia narrative project happening on Instagram. We invite you to take a look at Sor Juana’s account.

What do I need?

Y ES MAYOR DOLOR LA AUSENCIA QUE LA MUERTE will occur simultaneously on Zoom and WhatsApp, so please make sure you have access to:

… A computer connected to the internet, and with the application Zoom already installed.

… A fully charged mobile phone, with Wi-Fi or data connection and the WhatsApp application installed.*

* If you cannot access two devices simultaneously, please let us know by emailing us at

… A pair of headphones for your computer or phone

It is important that you have the Zoom application downloaded on your computer. When you enter the link to download it, you may see that you can access it online without downloading. However, this way of entering (without downloading) has fewer options and will make you miss part of the experience. Similarly, we ask that you access the meeting with your computer and preferably not with your mobile phone, for the same reason: the mobile version has fewer functions and there will be things you cannot see. If you have any problems, you can email us here.

How did we get here? 

Grumelot presents a virtual experience based on a reflection on the exercise of freedom in seclusion and the experience of intimacy at a distance. A show designed for digital platforms that puts the texts of the tenth Mexican muse – who decided to seclude herself in order to be intellectually free – in dialogue with the experience of isolation of a group of 12 young actresses during the Great Lockdown of 2020 in Spain. 

Based on this material and the investigations of the cast themselves, we have carried out a research process on the scenic possibilities of digital communication platforms. The proposals of all the participants are present in this sample of the work, designed by Iara Solano, Carlota Gaviño & Itxaso Larrinaga and rehearsed in just one week. 

When is it? 

The show will take place on Saturday Nov. 14th at 2 p.m. in California (22:45 in Madrid) and once started we will not allow late-comers.That is why we ask you to connect around HALF AN HOUR BEFORE WE START so that we can check that the connection is good and tell you everything you need to know in order to enjoy the experience at its fullest.

How do I join in? 

On the same day of the performance, we will send you a Zoom link by email.

Clicking on it will take you directly to the session, although you can also enter manually by entering the meeting code.

When you enter the meeting, the link will take you to a waiting room. Don’t worry, we will let you in as soon as we see you connect.

We will use the personal information that you have provided us (your email address and your phone number) to contact you through WhatsApp, by phone, with smoke signals, and in all the ways that allow us to get close to you despite the distance. Of course, once the experience is over, although we will always remember you, we will erase your data from the memories of our electronic devices. If you have any questions regarding the protection of your data, do not hesitate to contact us through this same email address. 

And before we say goodbye, we want to leave you with a map for exploring the mystical ways of self-knowledge. Start here.


The Juanas Inés de Azuage Ramirez de Santillana