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.
COVID-19 Safety Information
Masks are required.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY @ 8 PM
SUNDAY @ 4 PM
Companhia Nova de Teatro