Villa: Written and directed by Guillermo Caleron


Written and directed by Guillermo Calderón

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Saturday, August 15th at 4pm; limited availability for Saturday, August 15th at 8pm; Friday, August 14th 8pm is at capacity

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Featuring Nushelle De Silva, Thanuja Jayawardene, and Indika Senanayake

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Hailed by The New Yorker magazine as “an authentic genius of the theatre,” Guillermo Calderón, Chile’s foremost contemporary playwright, will direct an unprecedented Sri Lankan production of his internationally acclaimed play VILLA in a limited, invitation-only run.

In this riveting play, three women find themselves on a commission that will decide the future of Villa Grimaldi – a notorious Augusto Pinochet-era torture site in Santiago, Chile, where thousands of people were detained and ‘disappeared’. These women debate, argue, vote and re-vote, grappling with the challenge of raising a monument to the real and complex legacy of an authoritarian regime.

Space is very limited. For inquiries and to secure your invitation, please contact If you are requesting an invitation, please let us know how many seats you will need and which night you would like to attend.


Presented in partnership with the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, with the support of Theatre Communications Group and the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College.

At the ICES Auditorium (No 2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8)

VILLA Project