Directors Nicolás van Hemelryck and Clare Weiskopf ask a group of young women to close their eyes and imagine the life story of a fictional classmate named ALIS. Like them, Alis’s story begins on the streets of Bogotá, Colombia where she struggles to survive.
The first documentary from Costa Rica to premiere at Hot Docs, ERNESTO, GRACIAS by Laura Ángel Córdoba is an intimate and poetic family portrait. Córdoba’s film unmasks the stereotypes and misconceptions around autism that have surrounded her family as they fight to create a safe and joyful space for her brother, Ernesto.
TAOS (The Art of Storytelling) is an artistic offering that is rooted in the ancestral theatre tradition, inspired by stories and teachings from the Mayan Pop Vuh. A theatrical journey through cultures, time and space, combining music, poetry, oral storytelling, dance, ritual, and performed in three languages: English, Spanish, Maya (K’iche).
Adam Paolozza is an award-winning performer, director, writer and producer.
In 2014, Paolozza created Bad New Days to produce his own projects and explore his vision of a contemporary poetic theatre of gesture. This week, the company will premiere their new production of ITALIAN MIME SUICIDE in Toronto’s Theatre Centre.
Modern Times Stage Company and Aluna Theatre reunite to co-produce THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA by Federico Garcia Lorca and directed by Soheil Parsa.
Beatriz Pizano, Aluna Theatre’s Artistic Director, stars in the titular role. Pizano is joined on stage by; Lara Arabian, playing Angustias; Theresa Cutknife, playing Amelia; Liz Der, playing Martirio; Soo Garay, playing Maid and Prudencia; Nyiri Karakas, playing Adela; Monica Rodriguez Knox, playing Magdalena; and Rhoma Spencer, playing Poncia.