MARCH 2019
Longing
to belong
Odisseia [Brazil]

A mythology of human feelings

Odisseia [Brazil]

(In)famous Brazilian director and stage author Leonardo Moreira uses the well-known story about the man who leaves house and home to wage war and then journeys for another ten years before returning home as his inspiration for this four-and-a-half-hour theatre experience.

In a strong stage-on-stage setting, the audience takes the place of the absent hero, and the actors play the various characters he comes across. The players interweave their personal memories, doubts and dreams with the tales told by the characters of the original poem.

Odisseia is an absolutely convincing presentation of the female point of view in this heroic epic which most intelligently combines new feminism and the #MeToo discussion with the experiences of the female characters.

Odisseia is a rocking road trip through the landscape of modern women in relationship to the hero who may or may not have been toppled from his pedestal. Highly unique, feminist, humorous, activist and first and foremost very current.

Following the play’s recent, highly acclaimed world première at the prestigious Fast Forward Festival in Athens, all the European theatres were queuing up. Fortunately we were right at the front of the queue, and as a result we will be able to present this high-profile play in all Explore cities.

“ What makes this performances so special is the combination of compelling acting and brilliant dramaturgical concepts, finely honed during long and intensive rehearsal sessions.” – De Theaterkrant ****

-Nederlandse tekst

Genre: Theater
Executives: Cia. Hiato / Leonardo Moreira
Language: Portuguese, English subtitles

Credits:

Directed by
Leonardo Moreira

Written by
Aura Cunha, Aline Filócomo, Fernanda Stefanski, Leonardo Moreira, Luciana Paes, Maria Amélia Farah, Paula Picarelli, Thiago Amaral

Cast
Aline Filócomo, Aura Cunha, Fernanda Stefanski, Luciana Paes, Maria Amélia Farah, Paula Picarelli en Thiago Amara

Co-Direction
Aura Cunha

Assistant Director
Luciana Paes

Dramaturgy
Mariana Delfini

Set & Lighting Design
Marisa Bentivegna

Costume Design
Chris Aizner

Assistant Set Design & Video Operator
Cezar Renzi

Sound and Music by
Miguel Caldas

Audio-visual Director and Graphic Design
Laerte Késsimos

Photos by
Ligia Jardim

Production Direction
Aura Cunha

Production Management
Yumi Ogino

International Promotion
Ligne Directe Judith Martin

Producer
Cia. Hiato and Elephante Produções Artísticas

Co-producers
Fomento ao Teatro – Prefeitura Municipal de São Paulo, ProAC – Governo do Estado de São Paulo, Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens, Grand Theatre Groningen, Sesc São Paulo, Mousonturm - Frankfurt

Duration
4.5 hours

Playlist

  • Thu 7 Mar 18:30
    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
    Tickets
  • Tue 12 Mar 18:30
    Het Nationale Theater, Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag
    Tickets
  • Sat 16 Mar 18:30
    Stadsschouwburg, Groningen
    Tickets
  • Tue 19 Mar 18:30
    Internationaal Theater, Amsterdam (ITA)
    Tickets
  • Thu 21 Mar 18:30
    Chassé Theater, Breda
    Tickets
  • Tue 26 Mar 18:30
    Theater Rotterdam, Schouwburg
    Tickets
  • Thu 28 Mar 18:30
    Parkstad Limburg Theaters, Kerkrade
    Tickets

Explore Festival

Festival info

Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Frascati Theater (Amsterdam), Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Het Nationale Theater (Den Haag), Zuiderstrandtheater (Den Haag), Theater Rotterdam, Chassé Theater (Breda), Parkstad Limburg Theaters (Heerlen en Kerkrade)