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Dividing Lines | Líneas Divisorias

Dividing Lines | Líneas Divisorias

By Beatriz Pizano
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, Women Writers, Solo Shows, Devised Theatre & Collective Creation, (Im)migration, Latinx Canadian Playwrights, Death, Grief & Loss
Casting: 1 f
Duration: 80 minutes
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369103796, 128 pages, December 2022
Ebook (PDF) : 9780369103819, December 2022
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780369103802, December 2022


The one thing everyone knows is that we’re all going to die. Which means our loved ones are going to die. So how can we prepare for, experience, and honour their deaths? And does that look different if we have to make the decision to end their lives for them if they’re suffering? Dividing Lines | Líneas Divisorias is one woman’s story that offers a space for communal grieving through a celebration of life.

Traced by the historic world events that coincide with her memories of independence and immigration, Beatriz reflects on how she spent over a decade caring for her mother—the one person she promised she’d be there for all the way until the end—as she lost her more and more to Alzheimer’s, and ultimately had to make the tough call to end her mother’s pain.

A meditation full of light that doesn’t shy away from fear of the unknown, Beatriz’s narrative comes from a vulnerable and recognizable place of love that will invite our memories and choices in to heal.


“The storytelling, relayed in English and sometimes Spanish, is visually rich; full of a lust for life, liberty and equality; and resonating with the music of childhood and the revolution—and, ultimately, with hope and closure.”

- Cate McKim, Life With More Cowbell

“[Beatriz] passionately seizes the heart without any difficulty in an intriguing personal account.”