ARTESANAL Cia. de Teatro



For two months, Artesanal Cia. de Teatro develo- ped a research with about 30 children. The chil- dren were stimulated to talk about many subjects such as: “what is love? What is freedom? What is life? What is fear? What it is to be an adult? How have children ended up inside women’s bellies?, amongst other questions. We heard several answers, many of them were only possible inside the children’s world of pure and raw philosophy: ‘‘Love is when like someone and you stay with them. Freedom is when you are not in jail. Life is when we breathe and do stuff. Fear is something we feel when it is dark. Being an adult is no being able to play. Children are placed inside women’s bellies by their daddies”.

From all these answers, we came up with four short stories in the play, each of them using a di- fferent kind of technical language, and all of them pointing out questions that arose from the chil- dren. The universe presented by the four distinct short stories is a world of fables; stories that are revived by memories and explored by the theater making. The stories are simple and poetic, narra- ted, most of the time, through the child’s point of view.


"Using delicate visual poetry, the performance brings four narratives that deal with growth, each one conveyed with a different technique, like the use of masks and object animation. Some have intergenerational dialogues, such as that of the boy who discovers the meaning of the word "memory" during a meeting with an elderly woman."
Gabriela Romeu - Journalist specialized in childhood - Folha de São Paulo

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Written by: Gustavo Bicalho
Directed by: Gustavo Bicalho and Henrique Gonçalves
Cast: Bruno Oliveira,
Débora Salem, Edeilton Medeiros, Lívia Guedes and Marise Nogueira
Vocal Coach: Verônica Machado
Movement Director: Paulo Mazzoni
Puppets Movement Choreographer and Coach: Márcio Nascimento
Technical Support for the use of Objects: Marise Nogueira
Masks and Technical Support for the use of Mask: Flávia Lopes and
Marise Nogueira
Puppets by: Bruno Dante
Musical Research: Gustavo Bicalho
Sound Designer: Luciano Siqueria
Animation: Rafael Cazes e Renata Nassur
Vídeo Mapping: Dado Marietti
Set Design and Set Props by: Karlla de Luca
Costume Design and Props by: Fernanda Sabino and Henrique Gonçalves
Light Designers: Poliana Pinheiro and Rodrigo Belay


Light Operator: Poliana Pinheiro and Rodrigo Belay
Set Builder: João Bardavid
Costume Pattern Cutter: Glória Tranjan
Seamstresses: Ateliê das Meninas
Shoe Maker: Gomes Sapatos

Marketing Team:

Graphic Designer: Gabriela Gil
Photography by: Jackeline Nigri
RP: Evandro Rius
Media Agency: Minas de Ideias
Video Recording by: Chamon Audiovisual

Production Staff:

Production Manager: Henrique Gonçalves
Year of Production: Artesanal Cia. de Teatro / 2016