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The Walls. by Griselda Gambaro. Translated by Marguerite Feitlowitz.

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Walls exist to keep the truth out. A young man is placed in a room without trial, interrogated by mysterious figures as his humanity is stripped away. Argentina’s most fearless writer holds a mirror to state terrorism that still echoes today. One of the most important female playwrights in Latin America, Gambaro inspired a generation of writers to use theatre in the fight for social justice. Read The Playbill.

> EXPLORE THE 9 OTHER PLAYS FROM ARGENTINA TO ROUND OUR YOUR AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLAYS EXPERIENCE

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Choose, and audiences enjoy unlimited access to the audio drama from the premiere date until June 30, 2021. You will receive an email on April 28 with a link to log into your account and listen to an embedded audio file through your computer or device. To purchase a Passport Subscription and enjoy all eight productions, CLICK HERE.

Complimentary access for Front Line Workers  and members of our Free 25 and Under program sponsored by Sun Life. 


CBC IDEAS - ARGENTINA in-depth Podcast (Available Now)

IDEAS is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. Using The Walls as a launching-off point, host Nahlah Ayed sits down with artists to discuss the cultural context to understand this Argentinian drama, and what it might have to say to our contemporary Canadian context. FREE

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EXTEND YOUR STAY

THE SIT DOWN - interview with Bea pizano

Director of The Walls, Bea Pizano, sits down with Weyni Mengesha to discuss how the truth of this play rings true for audiences today, and why this play in particular was a meaningful artistic project for her. 

 

A special message

A special message from the Consulate General of Argentina in Torontoinviting and welcoming you to enjoy Griselda Gambaro's The Walls (Las Paredes)!

 


Restaurant Recommendations from Toronto LiFE

Tanto is a modern steakhouse located in the heart of Queen West. The aroma of the wood-burning grill adds to the charm of its historic brick interior, creating the perfect mood for a night out with friends and family.

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Book Recommendations from Toronto International Festival of Authors


 

SPOTLIGHT FROM SMALL WORLD MUSIC - Payadora

The Toronto community has been a big supporter of Payadora – their past performances include sold-out shows at the Ottawa Chamberfest, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto Music Festival, the Lula Lounge, the Jazz Bistro, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, and for the Canadian Opera Company's World Music Series at the Four Seasons Centre. They have such a broad scope in tango which draws from the height of Buenos Aires’ Tango tradition, including compositions and contemporary sounds of Astor Piazzolla and beyond.

Payadora is a contemporary chamber music ensemble that performs Argentinian/Uruguayan tango and folk music and original compositions inspired by that tradition. The ensemble balances a combination of virtuosity and creativity, with stylistic accuracy. 

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Art ATTENTION FROM THE AGO

Lauren Spring, Art Educator at the Art Gallery of Ontario, shares a piece of art from their collection, Today We Reboot the Planet (2013), Adrián Villar Rojas. 

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Explore Arts and Culture

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Argentina
Buenos Aires
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AMIA Jewish Community in Argentina
Buenos Aires
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Aconcagua Virtual Expedition
Aconcagua
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Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art
Buenos Aires
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Museo Municipal de Arte de La Plata
La Plata
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Graffitimundo
Buenos Aires
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The Theatrical Canon - Argentina

9 OTHER PLAYS CURATED BY SOULPEPPER ARTISTS AND LOCAL SCHOLARS TO READ AND ENJOY! INQUIRE ABOUT THESE TITLES AT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP OR LIBRARY.

Y Nos Dijeron Que Éramos Inmortales (1963)
By Osvaldo Dragun
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El Señor Galindez (1974)
By Eduardo Pavlovsky
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La Nona (1977)
By Roberto Cossa
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El Campo (1967)
By Griselda Gambaro
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Jardín de Otoño (1983)
By Diana Raznovich
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La Madre Posmoderna (1993)
By Diana Raznovich
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El Pasado es un Animal Grotesco (2010)
By Mariano Pensotti
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Jettatore!
By Gregorio de Laferrere
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Seven Spots on the Sun
By Martin Zimmerman
Read More More

Audience Recommendations

The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Argentinian Plays
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The Uncapturable
Rubén Szuchmacher
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A stunning, prescient work beautifully produced in this chilling audio play.

- Slotkin Letter

The Walls is one of the Best Things To Do In Toronto this weekend!

- NOW Magazine

Soulpepper’s Around The World In 80 Plays series has become essential for theatre lovers. Imagine a mini international theatre festival for the ears, intellect and soul.

- NOW Magazine

It is an honour to try and scrape the surface of Gambaro's first play, a piece that foretold the terrible violence that Argentina would experience during the years of the Dirty War.  Her work is extremely complex, risky and truthful.  In The Walls she warns us about the dangers of turning a blind eye, of denying the truth that is in front of us, of those things that we cannot see but that we know exist.  My life in the theatre has also been about exposing the injustices, inequities, racism, violence and human rights violations that I see around me.  Directing this audio play has been a masterclass in political theatre.  I am forever grateful to Gambaro.

- Beatriz Pizano, Director

All around the world and throughout history, humans have acted out the stories that are significant to them, the stories that are central to their sense of who they are, the stories that have defined their communities, and shaped their societies. When we talk about classical theatre we want to explore what that means from the many perspectives of this city. This is a celebration of our global canon.

- Weyni Mengesha, Soulpepper Artistic Director


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