RED SNOW by Diana Tso

Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto

January 14 – 28, 2012

Forgotten Holocaust. Nanjing 1937. Toronto-born Isabel’s pilgrimage to Nanjing to uncover the secrets of her grandmother’s history unleashes three generations of guilt, shame and pain.

La Comunión

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto

Rosa Laborde, Carlos Gonzalez-Vio, Zarrin Darnell-Martin I Photo by Katherine Fleitas I Written and directed by Beatriz Pizano

January 12 – 31, 2010

“War is easy. It’s what I know.” — Pantera (real name withheld)

After six years of fighting, one child soldier flees to Toronto under an assumed identity, where she confronts an even greater challenge – life as a civilian. A World Premiere starring Micheline Calvert, Zarrin Darnell-Martin, Carlos Gonzalez-Vio, Rosa Laborde, Sam Malkin, Natalia Naranjo, Marilo Nuñez, Michelle Polak, and introducing Carlos Arellano and Luis Delgado.

“Colombian-born Beatriz Pizano is one of Canada’s important Latin-Canadian writer/directors…La Comunión is compelling theatre.” – Paula Citron, five-time Dora Award nominee

Madre

Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, Toronto

Rosa Laborde | Photo by John Lauener | Written and directed by Beatriz Pizano

January – February 2008

Guilt. Memory. A mother and daughter contend with Alzheimer’s in a country at war.
Madre featuring Marcia Bennet, Carlos Gonzalez-Vio, Rosa Laborde, Anita La Selva, Rosalba Martinni, and introducing Juliette Burgos

“A brilliantly acted and directed play,” – Stewart Byfield, MONDOmagazine

“Delivers an intense climax,” – Paula Citron, the Globe and Mail five-time Dora Award nominee

Defenestration (project: Entrada)

A collective creation at the Corporacion Colombiana de Teatro, Bogota, Colombia

Defenestration – photo: Trevor Schwellnus

November 2008

A co-production with the Corporacion Colombiana de Teatro, Theatre Revolve, and Tridha Arts. Created in Toronto and Bogota with a team of 10 Canadian and 14 Colombian artists and under the direction of award-winning theatre-maker Patricia Ariza.

Defenestration featuring Claire Calnan, Lisa Codrington, Ravi Jain, Natalia Naranjo, Soheil Parsa, Beatriz Pizano, Victoria Mata, and Rakhi Mutta

For Sale

The Theatre Centre, Toronto

September – October 2003

A dream-documentary for the women struggling to cope with 50 years of armed insurgency in Colombia. For Sale featuring Treasa Levasseur, Loraine Pelletier, Beatriz Pizano, Michelle Polak, Lyon Smith, and Yashoda Ranganathan

 “Beautifully conceived and acted.” – Paula Citron, Classical 96.3 FM five-time Dora Award nominee