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Toronto: Beatriz Pizano’s “La Maleta (The Suitcase)” is now available for streaming from Roseneath Theatre

Monday, April 12, 2021

La Maleta (The Suitcase) by Beatriz Pizano is available for free streaming from April 12 to May 14.

La Maleta (The Suitcase) is the story of Roca, a ten-year-old refugee who escapes her native Colombia clutching her suitcase – inside which she believes her grandmother is hiding.

Struggling to adapt to a new city, a new school and a new way of life, Roca befriends Paz, a boy with a secret who is being bullied by their classmates.

Opening the suitcase leads them to embark on an adventure where Roca finds the courage, hope and strength to adapt to her new home.

Incorporating both Spanish and English, this production will engage students’ imaginations and provide insight into what a new student who doesn’t speak their language might be feeling and thinking.

La Maleta (The Suitcase) premiered as part of Roseneath’s 2013-2014 season, and received 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for Outstanding Performance Ensemble and Outstanding New Play.

Themes: Empathy, Respect, Integrity, Immigration, Imagination, Bullying, English Language Learner

Suitable for grades 1-6.

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