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Claudio Tolcachir

Buenos Aires / Created in 2015

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The owner of a caravan that seems to have broken down years ago, Ada is desperately trying to find her creative power again. Once a renowned musician, she is enraged by her inability to invent anymore, and tries every means of expression she can find. Marisa, her niece, just got out of a thirty-year stint in a psychiatric hospital and comes to live with her aunt, hoping to resume her aborted career as a professional tennis player. Harima, an illegal immigrant speaking a strange language, hides in the nooks and crannies of the caravan. When Ada and Marisa find her, the former believes her to be the return of her inspiration, while the latter sees her as a hallucination. Anchoring the daily life of the two lost women of the caravan, Harima's one and only goal is to communicate with the son she left behind. Longtime companions, Claudio Tolcachir, Melisa Hermida, and Lautaro Perotti have decided to direct a play together for the first time to tackle the theme of loneliness and, along with the three actresses who inspired them, to create an absurd situation, reflecting their joyful complicity.

After graduating from the University of Buenos Aires's School of Philosophy and Letters, Melisa Hermida trains at the school Andamio 90, where she met Claudio Tolcachir, who becomes her teacher.She then works on his shows as an assistant director and an actress (El viento en un violín, Tercer cuerpo, Jamón del Diablo, and Lisístrata). Melisa Hermida is a member of the company and a teacher at Timbre 4. In 2012, in collaboration with Ana Lidejover, she wrote and directed La única manera (de contar esta historia es con Mandarinas) and created Memoria de un gesto (nada extraño).

A graduate of Alejandra Boero's acting school, Lautaro Perotti worked with Juan Carlos Gené and Verónica Oddó before co-founding Timbre 4, where he teaches and serves as Head of Studies. A multi-award-winning actor, he inspired Claudio Tolcachir in most of his shows, in particular in La omission de la familia Coleman. He has also appeared in films, under the direction of Alejandro Doria, Héctor Babenco, or Santiago Giralt. In 2009, Lautaro Perotti wrote and directed Porque todo sucedió en el baño. In 2014, he created No todas las palabras and Breve ejercicio para sobrevivir.


Text and direction Claudio Tolcachir, Melissa Hermida et Lautaro Perotti
Scénography Gonzalo Cordoba Estévez
Music Joaquin Segade
Lights Ricardo Sica
Assistant director María Garcia de Oteyza 

Marta Lubos Ada
Daniela Pal Marisa
Paula Ransenberg Harima*
et le musicien Joaquín Segade
*Harima parle une langue inconnue qui ne peut être traduite


Production Teatro Timbre 4
Coproduction Festival d'Avignon, Maison des Arts de Créteil Scène nationale, Fundación Teatro a Mil (Santiago du Chili), Teatro La Plaza (Lima), Napoli Teatro Festival, Centro Cultural San Martín (Buenos Aires), SESC Sao Paulo
With the support of  ministère de la Culture de la Ville de Buenos Aires et de l'Onda Office national de diffusion artistique
With the help of the Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine

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