JULIAFeb 11-Feb 13, 2016
$25 week of show • BUY TICKETS Merrill Wright Main Stage
"...Fiction actually determines our lives, and therefore how we look at humanity." - Christiane Jatahy
Thu – Sat | Feb 11 – 13 | 8pm
Sun | Feb 14 | 5pm
Brazilian film and theater artist Christiane Jatahy makes her Seattle debut with a piece inspired by August Strindberg’s Miss Julie. Cinema is deconstructed before the audience as the theatrical performers are filmed live onstage. Perception expands as theater becomes cinema and vice versa. Lust, class, power, and race are at the heart of the performance, as two characters circle around one another in a game with deadly consequences. Jatahy closely investigates the themes of class structures, desire, family, and survival of the fittest, grounding her investigation firmly within the realities of contemporary Brazil.
In Portuguese with English surtitles.
Christiane Jatahy is an author and theater/film director based in Rio de Janeiro. Originally educated in theater and the creator of several theater companies, she has expanded her work in recent years to include film. Her current work is geared toward the search for new scenographic possibilities, leading towards a merging of theater and cinema, documentary and performance, reality and fiction. Her work often deals with social, political, and class structures in modern-day Rio de Janeiro, and has been presented throughout Europe. This will be her first visit to Seattle.
This engagement of Christiane Jatahy is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.