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The Solitudes ()

Produced by

Aluna Theatre

Presented by

Nightwood Theatre

Playwright: Beatriz Pizano
Director: Beatriz Pizano
Collaborators: Lara Arabian and Brefny Caribou and Janis Mayers and Rosalba Martinni and Michelle Polak and Sofia Rodriguez and Rhoma Spencer and Liliana Suárez Henao


Harbourfront Centre Theatre


January 7th, 2020 – January 18th, 2020


I return to the place where I was born, and realize that it is no longer home

Eight women follow the thread of history and the bloodlines that brought each of them to this land, to this moment in their journeys towards home. Is home a house? Is home a “homeland?”

Their offering: eight recipes for transforming our solitudes and an invitation to sit at the table.

Inspired by the women of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of SolitudeThe Solitudes is a provocative, humorous, and visually charged experimental performance that conjures the many forces of separation that have overtaken our lives.

This is a protest. This is an act of claiming space. This is a call to action: because a house can be invaded, but home can never be taken away. (


Lara Arabian Ensemble
Brefny Caribou Ensemble
Janis Mayers Ensemble
Rosalba Martinni Ensemble
Michelle Polak Ensemble
Sofia Rodriguez Ensemble
Rhoma Spencer Ensemble
Liliana Suárez Henao Ensemble

Creative Team

Beatriz Pizano Playwright
Beatriz Pizano Director
Lara Arabian Collaborator
Brefny Caribou Collaborator
Janis Mayers Collaborator
Rosalba Martinni Collaborator
Michelle Polak Collaborator
Sofia Rodriguez Collaborator
Rhoma Spencer Collaborator
Liliana Suárez Henao Collaborator
Trevor Schwellnus Scenic Designer
Trevor Schwellnus Projection Designer
Rebecca Vandevelde Lighting Designer
Brandon Miguel Valdivia Sound Designer
Brandon Miguel Valdivia Composer
Vanessa Magic Costume Designer
Victoria Mata Movement Director
Anita La Selva Associate Artist
Anita La Selva Dramaturge


Victoria Wang Stage Manager
Lisa Nighswander Head of Properties
Emie Sabandal Apprentice Stage Manager
Suzie Balogh Production Manager
Frank Donato Technical Director
Sebastian Marziali Head Carpenter
Megan Cinel Scenic Artist
Susanna Feng Scenic Artist
Julia Howman Scenic Artist
Ellen Roach Scenic Artist
Ksenia Ivanova Scenic Painter
Claren Grosz Audience Services
Rebecca Sarfatti Audience Services


Sue Balint Producer
Duncan Morgan Manager of Technical Production
Cassandra Miller Head Electrician
Declan Loughlin Stage Carpenter
Malcolm Cooke Head Audio