(I woke up and hit my head against the wall)

Tiziano Cruz


Presented in Spanish with English subtitles

Time: 7pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £16)*

*all orders will be subject to a transaction fee of £2.

Running Time: 140 mins (no interval)

Age Recommendation: 14+

The event begins with a parade outdoors through a public space lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Details on meeting points and route will be confirmed with bookers ahead of the performance.

Following the parade, the performance will take place in person in our Council Chamber.

An invitation to build the future instead of simply waiting for it… Soliloquio is a festive procession followed by a powerful performance exorcizing centuries of injustice and shining a light on Indigenous cultures.

Inspired by childhood memories and the 58 letters he wrote to his mother during lockdown, artist Tiziano Cruz deploys poetics and poignant imagery to spotlight the defolklorised cultures of the Indigenous communities of northern Argentina, where Cruz was born and raised.

Using the power of theatre and the precision of language, Soliloquio is a scathing critique of those in positions of authority who perpetuate discrimination, exclusion, and injustice.

Winner of ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art


‘Anti-art at its provocative best’ The Vancouver Arts Review



Director, Playwright, and Performer Tiziano Cruz
Dramaturg and Assistant Director Rodrigo Herrera
Filmmaker Matías Gutiérrez
Sound Designer and Composer Luciano Giambastiani
Lighting Designer Matías Ramos 
Proofreader Hugo Miranda Campos 
Art and Costume Designer Uriel Cistaro 
Costume Construction Vega Cardozo, Luisa Fernanda, and Luciana Iovane 
Artistic Producer and Graphic Design Luciana Iovane 
Executive Production Ulmus Gestión Cultural 
International Relations, Production and Management Cecilia Kuska and Rosa Studio


Soliloquio was winner of the ANTI-FESTIVAL award in Finland 2023 and nominated for the awards Best Latin American Show, Premios Talía, Academia de las Artes Escénicas de España 2023, and Best New Young Artistic Direction ZKB Zürcher Theatre Spektakel Sponsorship Awards – Switzerland 2022.


Tiziano Cruz 

Tiziano Cruz is an interdisciplinary artist from Juyjuy, Argentina, whose work fundamentally brings together visual and theatrical language, performance and artistic intervention in public space. Tiziano has been a grantee of the Fondo Nacional de las Artes and the Instituto Nacional del Teatro ARG. He was a winner of the Bienal de Arte Joven 2019 and winner of the ANTI award, Finland, 2023. He is the founder of the Cultural Management Platform ULMUS, dedicated to the mediation between different cultural organizations in Argentina and neighbouring countries. He has worked as Content Producer at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires. His works have toured Chile, Brazil, Mexico, the USA, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Finland and the USA.



This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit.


If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.



  • Nudity

Pre-Show Information

This performance will start in a location to be confirmed close to Battersea Arts Centre’s building. Details on location and route will be sent through to bookers ahead of the performance.

If you have specific access requirements and require further details ahead of booking for this performance, please get in touch with


We believe in making our shows accessible to as many people as possible.

We offer tickets on a Pay What You Can basis for the majority of performances throughout the year. Tickets usually start at £8, and we have recommended pricing to help you to choose a price that works for you.

We know that ticket price is a huge barrier for some, and the Pay What You Can model offers people who can afford to pay the recommended price or more the chance to support others who can’t.

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