Six people sit in a dark red car, which is positioned in front of a greenscreen on a stage.  One of the headlights is broken. The car occupants are looking straight ahead.
© Eugenia Kais
Six people sit in a dark red car, which is positioned in front of a greenscreen on a stage.  One of the headlights is broken. The car occupants are looking straight ahead.
© Eugenia Kais
International Summer Festival 2024
Theatre / Dance / Music

Lola Arias

Los Días Afuera / The Days Out There

In this documentary music theater, the current Ibsen award winner Lola Arias delves into existential struggles and the utopias of freedom with a captivating group of former inmates from Argentina.

Tickets:

36 / 18 / 9 Euro (conc. from 9 Euro, 50 % conc. with Festivalkarte)

Dates

German Premiere

Thursday

8/8/24

8:30 PM

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Friday

8/9/24

8:30 PM

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Saturday

8/10/24

7:30 PM

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Directly after the world premiere at Festival d’Avignon, Argentinian director and author Lola Arias presents her latest production at Summer Festival, marking her return after last appearing here in 2012. Taking the form of a musical and working with former inmates, Arias looks at lives behind bars, the time afterwards and the possibility of envisioning a future. The group of cisgender women and transgender people ignites great potential for freedom with a lot of positive energy, while providing a poignant insight into a repressive system that punishes the most vulnerable in the struggle for survival. Parallel to the play, Lola Arias collaborated with the group to create the film REAS. It is a musical documentary that premiered at Berlinale and is also included in the festival program

With these works, the director, who was born in Buenos Aires in 1976, is building on an impressive career. She was awarded the Ibsen Prize in 2024, which is the world’s most highly endowed theater prize. Her productions for ensemble theaters and her own company are fictional documentary plays that often give voice to the marginalized. They are considered some of the most profound works featured on major European stages.

On the roof of a red car a person with long brown hair is kneeling.  They are bent to the front and have their hands braced to the car roof. They look grimly into the camera. At the wheel someone sits and looks to her worried or confused.
© Eugenia Kais
Two people sit in a car on a dark stage. The car is in front of a greenscreen. The scene is projected onto a big screen, behind them is a busy street during the night.
© Eugenia Kais
Six people with each one suitcase are standing on a stage. Their mouths are opened as to speak.  On the right side of the stage is a dark red car, behind the performers white curtains hang from a scaffold.
© Eugenia Kais
A person is standing in the spotlight on a stage and speaks into a microphon, their left fist clenched. Additional people on the stage are playing in a band or can be made out in the dark on the hood of a car.
© Eugenia Kais
A person is standing in front of a cross larger than they are. They are holding a ribbon with a ball at the end.  Behind them two more people are standing, both have their heads lowered. All of them are bathed in red light.
© Eugenia Kais
Six people lie on naked mattresses in the dark. Three seem to be sleeping, two look towards the sixth.  One of the two is shining a flashlight towards the last person. They are in a half raised position and looking straight ahead.
© Carlos Furman
A person has their hand braced against the hood of a car, the rest of their body is in the air. In the car another person is sitting at the steering wheel and looking at them.
© Carlos Furman
Six people sit in a dark red car, which is positioned in front of a greenscreen on a stage.  One of the headlights is broken. The car occupants are looking straight ahead.
© Eugenia Kais

Text, Direction Lola Arias Performance Yoseli Marlene Arias, Ignacio Amador Rodriguez, Estefania Del Lujan Hardcastle, Noelia Luciana Perez, Paulita Veronica Asturayme, Carla Romina Canteros Dramaturgy Bibiana Mendes Set Design Mariana Tirantte Artistic Collaboration Alan Pauls Costumes Andy Piffer Video Martin Borini Technical Direction, Light Design David Seldes Composition Ulises Conti, Inés Copertino Music Inés Copertino Sound Design Ernesto Fara Choreography Andrea Servera Direction Assistant Pablo Arias Garcia Production, Tour Management Emmanuelle Ossena & Lison Bellanger Epoc productions Production, Administration Lola Arias Company, Mara Martínez Tour Management Lola Arias Company, Lucila Piffer Production, Administration Argentina Luz Algranti & Sofia Medici Technical Production Ezequiel Paredes Production Assistant Juan Manuel Zuluaga Bolivar Set Assistant Lara Stilstein Technical Direction Assistant Facundo David Casting Talata Rodriguez (Gema Films) Legal Advice Felix Helou Social Work Soledad Ballesteros & Matias Coria

Production Lola Arias Company

Coproduction Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel, Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires, Festival d’Avignon, Festival d’Automne Paris, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Comédie de Genève, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Festival Tangente St Pölten - Festival für Gegenwartskultur, Theaterfestival Basel, Kaserne Basel, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Nationaltheatret Oslo, Scène nationale du Sud-Aquitain, Le Parvis Scène nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées, La Rose des vents Scène nationale Lille Métropole Villeneuve-d'Ascq, NEXT Festival, Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine, Zürcher Theaterspektakel, Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm, The Brighton Festival, CDN Orléans / Centre-Val de Loire, Fonds TransFabrik – deutsch-französischer Fonds für darstellende Künste

Supported by Goethe Institut