One of Brazil’s most internationally famous and most important performance companies, Teatro Oficina began its life in 1958 as an amateur company of students from the law school at Largo de São Francisco in São Paulo, adopting the name Associação Teat(r)0 Uzyna Uzona in 1971. Led by Zé Celso, the company set out to create a theatrical form radically different from the elitist and nationalist theatre companies of the day.
Housed in an extraordinary theatre space in central São Paulo designed by visionary architect Lina Bo Bardi, the company continues to produce some of Brazil’s most exciting and radical theatre work.
The theater was home to much of the international scenic experience, which it brought together from Bertolt Brecht, Jean-Paul Sartre to the Living Theater. It was in Teatro Oficina that an important manifesto of Brazilian culture, Tropicalismo, a 1960s version of the anthropophagic movement of Oswald de Andrade, originated, influencing musicians, poets and other artists. The company’s productions drew influence from Greek drama. – Wiki
Dreamed up by architect Lina Bo Bardi, Teatro Oficina’s experimental, drug-fuelled theatre was a hallmark of Brazil’s counterculture in the 60s and 70s. Now it risks being a casualty of São Paulo’s sweeping development and culture war. – The Guardian, more
José Celso Martinez Corrêa, known as Zé Celso, is a Brazilian stage actor, director and playwright. He was one of the founders of Teatro Oficina, an innovative and politically active theater company associated with the 1960s Tropicalismo movement.
Zé Celso became notable in the scene with his adaptation of Oswald de Andrade’s play O Rei da Vela (The Candle King), in 1967. He also co-wrote with Chico Buarque the 1968 play Roda Viva, which was targeted as pornographic and censored during the military dictatorship. One of his most recent plays is Os Sertões, a trilogy adapting the book by Euclides da Cunha. – Wiki
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Teatro oficina Usyna Usona – Zé Celso
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2018
Dress rehearsal of the first act of the show “Antropofaga Makumba” staged by Zé Celso Martinez Corrêa
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