I am Clarice, by Rita Calçada Bastos
Theater & Art | Theater
Loulé City Council
Eu Sou Clarice is the second show in a trilogy, which will end with Looking for Chaplin. The first, Se Eu Fosse Nina, premiered in the online room of Teatro São Luiz in March 2021 and crossed the character Nina from A Gaivota, by Chekhov, with the biography of the director herself. In Eu Sou Clarice, Rita Calçada Bastos proposes to create a theatrical object based on the life and work of Clarice Lispector, a writer who has always intrigued her.
This theatrical object results from the echo that this great writer has in her vision of life. The first time she became aware of her work was about 20 years ago, with the book A Hora da Estrela. “I’ve always been interested in knowing who the person behind a book is: what are their concerns, what is their life experience and their understanding of it… in Clarice’s case, this was very present. The material in her writing is timeless because it comes from the human condition, from this thing about being a person”, says Rita Calçada Bastos, who describes Clarice
Lispector as “the strange, the foreign, the hermetic, the housewife, the writer, the mother, the person capable of dying here and there to achieve being”.
To what extent is the boundary between biography and the work itself fading? Is not the human being an object of deep disquiet? And what do you do with it? It is from these questions that the director creates Eu Sou Clarice, a dialogue between an actress, Carla Maciel, and her creator – Rita Calçada Bastos.
“Clarice wrote in an overwhelming way about humanity, she saw with her child’s eyes everything that you can only see when you die, and then, and that’s the only way she could see the beauty of life”, adds Rita Calçada Bastos.
Text and Staging: Rita Calçada Bastos
Interpretation: Carla Maciel and Rita Calçada Bastos
Live Voice Off: Rita Calçada Bastos
Dramatic Assistant: Maria Quintans
Costume Design: Rute Osório De Castro
Scenography: Rita Calçada Bastos
Technical Direction and Light: Paulo Santos
Som: Hugo Neves Reis
Executive Producer Raul Ribeiro
Production, Touring and Sale of Shows: Ana Rebelo
Co-production: CLOSE2PARADISE, RTP – Rádio e Televisão de Portugal and São Luiz Teatro Municipal
At the end of the play, there is a conversation with the performers.
Row B of the 1st Counter and Rows B and E of the 2nd Counter have reduced visibility.
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