Lola Arias

Los días afuera

Theatre
Théâtre de la Ville – Sarah Bernhardt
octoberoct 3 – 5
Maison des Arts de Créteil
novembernov 6 – 7
1/3

Creation 2024

1h45

In Spanish, with French and English surtitles

Prices € 8 to € 33
Subscribers € 8 to € 28

Théâtre de la Ville – Sarah Bernhardt

Thursday october 3

20h00

Friday october 4

20h00

Saturday october 5

15h00

Maison des Arts de Créteil

Wednesday november 6

20h00

Thursday november 7

20h00

Conceived, written and directed by Lola Arias. With Yoseli Arias, Ignacio Rodriguez, Estefania Hardcastle, Noelia Perez, Paulita Asturayme, Carla Canteros. Musician on stage Inés Copertino. Dramaturgy Bibiana Mendes. Translation and artistic collaboration Alan Pauls. Set design Mariana Tirantte. Choreography Andrea Servera. Music Ulises Conti, Inés Copertino. Lighting design and management, stage management David Seldes. Video creation and management Martin Borini. Sound management Ernesto Fara. Costumes Andy Piffer. Production and tour set-up Emmanuelle Ossena & Lison Bellanger | EPOC productions. Tour administration Lucila Piffer. Production, administration Lola Arias Company Mara Martinez. Production, administration in Argentina Luz Algranti & Sofia Medici. Technical production Ezequiel Paredes. Assistant director Pablo Arias Garcia. Assistant director in Argentina Julián Castro, Florencia Galano. Production assistant Juan Manuel Zuluaga Bolivar. Scenography assistant Lara Stilstein. Assistant stage manager Facundo David. Casting Talata Rodriguez (GEMA Films). Legal advice Felix Helou. Social work Soledad Ballesteros, Matias Coria. Set construction Théâtre National Wallonie Bruxelles.

Production Lola Arias company
Associated production Gema Films
Coproduction Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires ; Festival d’Avignon ; Festival d’Automne à Paris ; Théâtre de la Ville-Paris ; Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles ; Festspielhaus St-Pölten ; Kaserne Basel ; Comédie de Genève ; Maxim Gorki Theater (Berlin) ; Nationaltheatret (Oslo) ; Scène nationale du Sud-Aquitain ; Le Parvis – Scène nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées ; La rose des vents – Scène nationale Lille Métropole Villeneuve-d’Ascq ; NEXT Festival ; TNS – Théâtre national de Strasbourg ; International Sommerfestival-Kampnagel (Hambourg) ; TnBA – Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine ; Zürcher Theater Spektakel ; Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Francfort) ; Brighton Festival
With the support of Fond Culturel Franco-Allemand

The Théâtre de la Ville-Paris and the Festival d'Automne à Paris are co-producers of this show and are presenting it as a co-realisation. 

At the crossroads between musical and documentary, Lola Arias brings us a choral composition in which six female former inmates talk about their lives during and after incarceration. Their six intertwining destinies raise questions about the various forms of violence present in contemporary society, whilst exploring the margins of fiction and reality at the same time.

Prior to writing and directing this show, Lola Arias spent time at the Ezeiza women's prison, situated in the province of Buenos Aires, and set up theatre workshops there. It led to the making of a film, Reas (Prisoners), released in February 2024, in which fourteen prisoners – cis-gender women, and transgender men and women – talk about their existences in a prison environment. The same year, she brought together six of the film's protagonists in a play in which each of them plays their own role after coming out of prison, and the difficulties they face in trying to reintegrate into society. During their time in prison, music and dance, particularly rock and voguing, was a form of resistance and survival. Turning this place of confinement into a place of creation, Lola Arias brings us a radiant piece of musical theatre. It draws upon interviews and improvisation work carried out with the performers. Through dialogue, exchange and confrontation, it reinvents a form of writing which is in perpetual renewal.

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