They delight in reciting poetry, provide updates on international events and discuss the stars of theatre and cinema – from Carlos Gardel to Federico García Lorca. But the political situation is changing quickly and at this volatile period in Spain’s history, there is increasing pressure on artists and activists who are targeted by repression and censorship.
As censorship, violence and conflict become increasingly present in their daily lives and their work at the radio station, the three women, each with differing political views, affiliations and motivations, must decide how to respond. Will they give up their jobs on the programme? Will they join the resistance movement? Will they go into exile? Can they find ways to subvert censorship and help other artists?
Argentine playwright Monica Maffia revisits this crucial period in Spain’s history to question its legacy and invite contemporary audiences to reflect on the impact of censorship and the role of artists as agents for change.
All plays at #OOTW2023 will be presented as staged readings.