Los Nacimientos


Los nacimientos shares the story of how a group of elderly women from Villa 31 stage a play in which they cross America to return to the place where they were born before they died. Driven by a director -from the wealthier side of the city – and by María, an old Bolivian woman who dreams of being reunited with her mother, whom she has not seen for sixty years.

Los Nacimientos is also the reconstruction of the unknown history of Villa 31. From its origin in 1930 to the massive demolitions of the dictatorship, the bulldozers of Domínguez in the ’90s, the entrance of “paco”, the complex process of urbanization, and the small memories and lights that weave this great forgotten history.

The lives of eleven women from Villa 31, their conflicts, songs and languages. The love for the houses they built, the encounter with their dead through the bread of the deceased and their discovery of theater and cinema (whose universes intersect) at the age of 70 and 80.

What are the conflicts and powers that can arise from the encounter between two sides of the city that do not usually look at each other?

Los Nacimientos seeks to be – in the midst of all the contradictions – the construction of a force.


A play written by: Marco Canale

Performance and texts: Adelaida Franco, María Rojas, Candelaria Ospina, Flora Solano, Francisca Vedia, Martha Huarachi, Roberta Reloj, Paula Severi, Beatríz Spitta, Marta Jimenez, Ramona Escalante.

Musical composition: Juan Baya
Sound Design: Luciano Giambastiani 
Charango: José Tolaba

Sound operator: Rosa Nolly 

Direction: Marco Canale
Performance: Amalia Soler. Artistic consulting: Javier Swedzky

Production: Teatro Nacional Cervantes.
Executive production: Marlene Nordlinger
Production in performances: Anabella Zarbo Colombo
Production collaborator: Sofia García Jabif
Direction Assistance: Irina Galimini y María Pía Baschong
Assistance of direction in rehearsarls – TNC: Vanesa Campanini

Direction: Marco Canale y Javier Swedzky.