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A Scream in the Dark

Opening Date: Mar 23, 2023

Closing Date: Apr 02, 2023

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Playing @

La Mama / Ellen Stewart Theatre

66 East Fourth Street New York City, NY 10003-8903

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A Scream in the Dark is a project by Companhia Nova de Teatro that investigates some aspects of military dictatorship and censorship in Brazil (1964-1985)—one of the most obscure periods from the recent history of the country.

Based on political prisoners’ testimonies and letters filed in the National Archives of Brazil, this multimedia play casts a glance on women who were arrested and tortured during the Brazilian Military Regime. In this solo performed by Carina Casuscelli sided by an inquisitor puppet, a woman finds archive boxes in a dark room. The archived documents are read and interpreted by the woman, with the support of video and slide projections evoking memories and flashes of one of the most tenebrous periods of Brazilian history.

In this moment when authoritarianism arises in the world and threatens democracy and freedom of speech, it’s essential that the arts bring critical and poetical thoughts on the events of our time and warn on how corrosive the populist totalitarian regimes are.

A Scream in the Dark takes place at La MaMa's The Downstairs at 66 East 4th Street.
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Masks are required.

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Directions Bus

M8 Local service between West Village & East Village8th / 9th Streets Crosstown Stop at - 2nd Avenue by way of 9th Street (westbound) and 8th street (eastbound). M15 Local and limited - stop service between East Harlem and Lower Manahattan First / Second Avenues Stop at - 4th Street by way of 2nd Avenue (southbound) and 1st Avenue (northbound)

Directions Subway

N, R Broadway Line Take N or R train to the 8th Street / NYU stop. 6 Lexington Line Take the 6 train to the Astor Place stop F 6th Avenue Line Take the F train to the 2nd Avenue stop.


Elevator access to the box office on the mezzanine and the theater on the 2nd floor.


Accessible bathrooms are available on the 2nd floor and 3rd floor.


Capacity: 299


None on premises

Wheelchair Info

A wheelchair accessible entry door on E 4th Street Talk to a house manager at the performance for accessible seating.

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