Lola Arias is an acclaimed Argentinian writer, director, and performer. She is best known for her multi-layered theatrical works, which often challenge traditional understandings of history and memory.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1976, Lola was deeply influenced by her parents, who were both heavily involved in the city’s theatre and art scene. She started her career as an actor at age fourteen, and eventually began writing and directing her own plays.
In the mid-2000s, Lola began to focus on interdisciplinary works, blending theatre, film, and live performance. She has a knack for combining elements of documentary, autobiographical storytelling, and experimental theatre to create powerful visual and narrative pieces.
Her work often focuses on themes of memory, history, and identity. In 2009, she wrote and directed her first feature film, The Memory Box, which follows an elderly couple who are trying to remember their past. This film won her the Best Director award at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival.
In recent years, Lola has developed a number of projects, often collaborating with international artists and filmmakers. Her most notable works are the multi-award-winning documentary theatre piece, Minefield, and the highly successful theatre production, Theatre of War, which has toured around the world.
In addition to her writing and directing work, Lola has also been involved in various initiatives aimed at promoting diversity in the performing arts. She has been an active member of the International Council of the Arts, and she has also developed a range of projects to provide creative opportunities for young people from minority backgrounds.
Lola’s work has been seen around the world and she has been recognised with numerous awards, including the National Theatre Award. Her work continues to challenge conventions and push boundaries, making her one of the most exciting voices in contemporary theatre.