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Alt Title(s): Maids
Location: Performed in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on June 14, 1986.
Synopsis: This staging of Genet's The Maids focuses on the relationships of exploitation and subservience that inform the class differences between the two maids and their rich mistress. The production emphasizes the theme of a feminine universe subjugated to an essentially macho society by having the female characters be played by men. The set - chairs for the audience, a double bed, a wardrobe, and a dre...
Location: Recorded in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1987.
Synopsis: In Ostal the audience of only twenty people is guided through a dark tunnel by a doctor, one by one, to the room of a patient, nearly completely occupied by an enormous bed. Once the last audience member enters, the doctor locks the door behind them. The performance takes place in this closed room, fragments from the life of a women tormented by mental illness. Her schizophrenia is portrayed not ...
Alt Title(s): Exception and the rule
Location: Recorded in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on Mar. 20, 1988.
Synopsis: Based in Porto Alegre, The Tribo de Atuadores Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz was born in 1978 out of a desire for a radical renovation of the language of theatre. During the several years of their existence, they have created a personal aesthetics founded upon the authorial work of the actor, both on the stage and on the streets. Their venue, the Terreira da Tribo de Atuadores Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz, works a...
Alt Title(s): Independence or death
Location: Recorded at the Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1995.
Synopsis: Borrowing from history the famous sentence used by Dom Pedro I to declare the Independence of Brazil, 'Independence or Death!', Ói Nóis creates a new and unofficial version of the formation of Brazilian society. The purpose is to demystify the so-called 'heroes,' and to put the true workforce and culture of this country into its rightful place. The invasion of the land of the Native Americans and...
Location: Recorded in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1996.
Synopsis: Based on Augusto Boal’s play 'O homem que era uma fábrica,' this street performance tells the story of Matilda Silva da Silva, an unemployed Brazilian woman who is trying to get a visa to the United States in order to fulfill her dream of a job and a place to live. Helped by her friend Santinha, Matilda needs to go through several obstacles to overcome the sanitary rules of the United States emba...
Alt Title(s): Hamletmachine
Location: Recorded in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1999.
Synopsis: Based in Porto Alegre, The Tribo de Atuadores Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz was born in 1978 out of a desire for a radical renovation of the language of theatre. During the several years of their existence, they have created a personal aesthetics founded upon the authorial work of the actor, both on the stage and on the streets. Their venue, the Terreira da Tribo de Atuadores Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz, works a...
Alt Title(s): Endgame
Location: Recorded in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1987.
Synopsis: Based in Porto Alegre, The Tribo de Atuadores Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz was born in 1978 out of a desire for a radical renovation of the language of theatre. During the several years of their existence, they have created a personal aesthetics founded upon the authorial work of the actor, both on the stage and on the streets. Their venue, the Terreira da Tribo de Atuadores Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz, works a...
Alt Title(s): Mass for actors and audience on the passion and birth of Dr. Faust according to the spirit of our time
Location: Recorded in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1994.
Synopsis: Based in Porto Alegre, The Tribo de Atuadores Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz was born in 1978 out of a desire for a radical renovation of the language of theatre. During the several years of their existence, they have created a personal aesthetics founded upon the authorial work of the actor, both on the stage and on the streets. Their venue, the Terreira da Tribo de Atuadores Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz, works a...
Alt Title(s): Widows: performance about absence
Location: Performed in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 2011.
Synopsis: 'Widows, Performance about Absence' is part of the continuing theater research the Tribo de Atuadores Ói Nóis Aqui Traveiz has been undertaking on the imagery and recent history of Latin America. Using Ariel Dorfman and Tony Kushner’s Widows as a starting point, the Tribe continues its investigation into the ritual scene, within the trajectory of Teatro de Vivência (experiential theater). 'Widows...
Alt Title(s): Antigone: rites of passion and death
Location: Performed in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1990.
Synopsis: Based on Sophocles' play, this performance intertwines text fragments by Albert Camus, Anaïs Nin, Antonin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht, Dante Alighieri, Edgar Alan Poe, Ezra Pound, Fiodor Dostoievski, Friedrich Nietzsche, Heiner Müller, Hölderlin, Jean Anouilh, Jean Cocteau, Jean Paul Sartre, Julian Beck, Lao Tsé, and Mallarmé. Ói Nóis found in the Greek Tragedy of Sophocles a space to discuss the civi...
Alt Title(s): Bitter saint of purification: an allegorical and baroque vision of the life, passion, and death of the revolutionary Carlos Marighella
Location: Performed in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 2008.
Synopsis: 'O amargo santo da purificação - Uma visão alegórica e barroca da vida, paixão e morte do revolucionário Carlos Marighella,' a collective creation for Street Theater, tells the story of a popular hero whom the dominant sectors tried to banish from the national landscape for decades. Scene after scene, the audience witnesses important moments of this trajectory: his origins in Bahia, his youth, hi...