Review: JULIA by Christiane Jatahy Feb 12, 2016

by Juniper Shuey

The performance at On the Boards, JULIA by Christiane Jatahy this weekend is a thought provoking, well considered, contemporary work.  It tackles class, race, sex and all the isms you can think of between them all.  It is done masterfully using the mediums of live theater, film and breaking the fourth wall.  It is a journey through emotions and belief systems of each individual audience member. 

The beauty of this work is that shifting dynamic that happens on stage, on film, in real life and in the minds of audience is both obvious and surprising.  I felt I was being asked about right and wrong and how these beliefs feel justified.  But then the power dynamic would shift and my belief of how I would deal with the situation shifted.  All the players in this performance, including the audience, are situated together in this work, we all are right and we all are wrong.  We...

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Christiane Jatahy Audience Reactions Feb 12, 2016

by Erin

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TLOJ Feb 12, 2016

by Yonnas T Getahun




The room we make for beauty

and which it demands.


All of us, culprits, committed.

The impartial order

in dire straits, mute, we look


back at the reckoning

innocent yet murderous.

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More about August Strindberg & Miss Julie Feb 8, 2016

by Erin

Swedish playwright, poet, essayist, novelist, and painter August Strindberg was a multi-faceted author whose work exerted a powerful influence on later artists including Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, and Ingmar Bergman, among others. His work strived to attain what he called a "greater Naturalism," disdaining the "slice of life" style of literature and playwrighting, which he regarded as boring and mundane.

Miss Julie, written in 1888, is one of his most famous and most-produced works. The play turns an unblinking eye on class, love, sex, and death via the lens of Darwinism, pitting two characters against one another in a...

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Hey Hey It’s VALENTINES DAY! Feb 5, 2016

by Monique

A canary, the drama of a Brazilian love-spat, Strindberg, and hints of violence and death. What better way to spend your February 14th than at On the Boards.

We’ll have a special bubbly pink drink special at the bar. And, since it’s an early night, you still have time to take a romantic sunset walk down to the Sculpture Park or just make out in our parking lot before heading home.

And, of course, it’s the perfect night to take part in OtB’s Sunday night childcare at SweetPea Cottage.

Just another holiday at On the Boards......

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More About Christiane Jatahy Feb 4, 2016

by Erin

Learn more about Brazilian theater/film director Christiane Jatahy's work at her website. 

Watch previews, see photos, and more. In English and Portuguese.

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Watch a Film Reel for "Julia" star Julia Bernat Feb 4, 2016

by Erin

Actor Julia Bernat plays the title role in Christiane Jatahy's JULIA. Check out more of her work in this short film reel. 


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Watch a Trailer for Christiane Jatahy's "Julia" Feb 3, 2016

by Erin

Christiane Jatahy's beautiful, layered use of film and theater creates a singular, moody vision. See for yourself in this trailer for JULIA.

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