PEÇA FELIZ SOBRE A TRISTEZA
(HAPPY PIECE ABOUT SADNESS)
Duration: 60 min.
Age limit / 8
Capacity: 100 (ideal) / 150 (maximum)
“Peça Feliz e Directa Sobre a Tristeza” stems from a vital and close encounter with the audience to talk about sadness and isolation. Two actors on stage with a fridge tell a story about sadness in a happy event, vibrant and full of life. The starting point is the short story “The Queen of the North” and its core issue: how to overcome clinical sadness? — around
which other questions swirl: What is it like to be foreign or different? How do we manage loneliness and isolation?
We invoke the need to look at sadness and depression in the eye, as something that is part of life and urges the need to activate body, memory, imagination, humour and better awareness from others. A piece for teenagers meant for a mixed audience, interested in practicing the things that are worth living for.
Concept Jaime Mears and Joana Pupo (Inspired by the book A Rainha do Norte, by Joana Estrela, pub. Planeta Tangerina.)
Direction and dramaturgy Joana Pupo
Co-creation and performance Jaime Mears and Pacas
Scenography and costumes Caroline Bergeron
Movement training Pepa Espiral Macua
Artistic consultant Pedro Fabião
Youth artistic consultant Caroline Bergeron
Produced by Companhia Caótica
Executive Production Patrícia Almeida and Catarina Carvalho
Pre-production Rei Sem Roupa and Joana Pupo
República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção Geral das Artes, Polo Cultural das Gaivotas C.M.L., Marvila Library and Lisbon Municipality
Joana Estrela, Planeta Tangerina, Elisabete Paiva, Gio Lourenço, Mauro Hermínio and Nádia Yracema.