Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires Creating Approximately 1,500 Masks for Health Workers Per Week

By David Salazar

The Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires has transformed its basement workshops into a face mask-making venue creating approximately 1,500 per week.

The people working on creating the masks, more than 50 in total, usually work at the theater creating stage props and managing special effects, among other endeavors.

“This is a factory of dreams,” said stage director Enrique Bordolini in a report by Reuters. “The Colon has this advantage that everything you see on stage, when the curtain opens, is made right here.”

Argentina currently has over 3,800 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with just over 1,000 recovered and close to 200 reported deaths.

The Teatro Colón is currently streaming performances every Sunday for audiences worldwide; coming up in May is a concert featuring Aida Garifullina and a performance of Verdi’s “Rigoletto.”