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Don't miss The Walls
The Walls. by Griselda Gambaro. Translated by Marguerite Feitlowitz.
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.
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Tickets are Pay-What-You-Choose, and audiences enjoy unlimited access to the audio drama from the premiere date until April 20, 2022. You will receive an email with a link to log into your account and listen to an embedded audio file through your computer or device.
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CBC IDEAS - ARGENTINA in-depth Podcast
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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A special message from the Consulate General of Argentina in Toronto, inviting and welcoming you to enjoy Griselda Gambaro's The Walls (Las Paredes)!
Book Recommendations from Toronto International Festival of Authors
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.
Explore Arts and Culture
Opened in 1896, this museum has a collection of international art dating back to the Middle Ages, as well as a large collection of 19th & 20th century Latin American art.
AMIA, Jewish Community, founded in 1894 is recognized as the centre of Jewish community life in Argentina, and is well known as the site of Argentina's largest terror attack.
Take this virtual, 360 expedition to the summit of Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of Asia.
Founded in 1956, this museum has a collection of over 7,000 works of modern and contemporary Argentine art.
The Municipal Art Museum of La Plata is located in the city's cultural centre and its collection includes works by the most outstanding national artists.
Visit Graffitimundo, a project that launched in 2009 to support Buenos Aires' local urban arts culture.
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.
Contemporary work by Mariano Tenconi Blanco, FabiÃ¡n Miguel DÃaz, Leonel Giacometto, Franco Calluso, Juan Ignacio Fernandez, Candelaria Sabagh, Gwen MacKeith, William Gregory, Rosalind Harvey, Kate Eaton, Catherine Boyle.
Recommended by: Out of the Wings Collective
It was a real honour to translate this book by one of Argentina's most important theatre-makers, encapsulating decades of experience as a director, performer and manager both at home and abroad. As a theatre practitioner myself I took a lot from it, especially the wisdom of how theatre can always adapt to its circumstances, no matter how challenging.
Recommended by: William Gregory
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