Soliloquio (I woke up and hit my head against the wall)

A ROSA Studio Production presented by Theatre Passe Muraille

Photo credit: Diego Astarita

“How can you be a migrant in your own territory?”

Soliloquio is based on a series of letters creator Tiziano Cruz wrote to his mother in 2020. Reaching her across boundaries of geography and class, Cruz uses the letters as the starting point for a critique of economic, racial and institutional oppression. As an Indigenous artist, he speaks about the suffering his people have endured under a system of white supremacy, examining the role the nation plays in Argentina’s culture of inequality.

Using the power of theatre and the precision of language, Cruz poses a difficult question: What does it mean for him to use his body for art in a country where bodies like his are not supposed to exist?

Show Runs

May 17 & 18

Venue

Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace Theatre

16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto

Tickets

Pay What You Can Afford between three price points:

$15 | $40 | $65

Language: Performed in Spanish with English captions

Runtime: This production is approximately 2 hrs long

“I’m someone who does not speak Aymara or Quechua…. I don’t know how to dance Andean dances; I don’t know how to play [our] instruments. In some ways, I’m an orphan of my ancestors’ culture,”
Tiziano Cruz, Playwright

Credits

Written, General Direction, and Performed by
Tiziano Cruz
 
Dramaturg and Director’s Assistance by
Rodrigo Herrera
 
Filmmaker
Matías Gutiérrez
 
Sound Design and Composition by
Luciano Giambastiani
Lighting design by
Matías Ramos
 
Art and Costume Design by
Uriel Cistaro
 
Set Costumes Realization by 
Vega Cardozo Luisa Fernanda and Luciana Iovane
 
Proof Reading by 
Hugo Miranda Campos
Artistic Producer and Graphic Design by
Luciana Iovane

 

Executive Production
Ulmus Getíon Cultural
 
International Relations and Management
Cecilia Kuska & ROSA Studio

Tickets & Showtimes

This show runs from May 17 & 18, 2024. To see the list of shows and book your tickets, please visit our ticketing site. or contact us at 416.504.7529, or by email at info@passemuraille.on.ca. Tickets are all Pay-What-You-Can-Afford Price Points: $15, $40, $65, (price includes all ticket fees) 

A Relaxed Environment (RE) is created for audiences who have various access needs that a traditional theatre environment does not accommodate. Before a Relaxed Environment performance, audiences will get an Access Guide that gives them all the information they need to know for the performance (directions to the theatre, pre-show warnings, etc.). Find out more here.

The performance will be in Spanish and there will be english captions playing alongside the live performance.

If you would like information on the topics or themes in our productions, or to determine the suggested age for attending a performance, please reach out to our Box Office staff at 416.504.7529 or by email at info@passemuraille.on.ca.

This production is part of our #BeyondTO festival!

Also check out #BeyondTO’s other production, Camille: The Story!

An immersive performance designed to engage all of the senses—except sight. After his close friend Camille’s departure, Pierre navigates her absence and revisits memories that take shape through movement, smell and sound. Grounded both in the real and the surreal, the story sheds light on Pierre’s emotional journey as he faces the loss of a meaningful friendship and tries to create ties with new people.

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