The La Cachada theatre group arrived on the scene in August 2011 and is dedicated to female empowerment through theatre. The group’s members are women from the informal sector: street vendors, market sellers, domestic workers, all of them single mothers. Its plays are based on the lives of its members, under the direction of Egly Larreynaga, and it has performed both in El Salvador and abroad. They debuted as a theatre company with their first play Algún Día and the media impact brought them to the attention of a wider public; the play was later presented at a range of formal and informal venues: schools, cultural centres, parks, professional theatres, a women's prison, and public and private organizations. It even crossed the country’s borders, with performances at the Spanish Cultural Centre in Guatemala City and in Antigua Guatemala. The group is now a consolidated company and its second play, Si vos no hubieras nacido, shows a professional maturity both in theatrical technique and in the plotting of the work. This play was well received and has been presented to a diverse audience, touring nationally in theatres, communities, squares, prisons, markets and schools all over the country; and internationally in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the United States and Spain. La Cachada has grown steadily, sharing its experience with more women at its empowerment-through-theatre workshops, and launching in 2021 the Cachada Manual, a document that systematizes the process they have undergone so that this knowledge can be used by individuals and institutions. The group has created a space not only for learning dramatic techniques, but also for collective creation, where the stories and experiences of women participants are the starting point for the creation of new material; a space to stop and think, to express oneself with the word and the body.