The man who loved boxes


  • Stephen Michael King
Directed by:
  • Gustavo Bicalho
  • Henrique Gonçalves
  • Bruno Oliveira
  • Lívia Guedes
  • Márcio Nascimento
  • Marise Nogueira
With no dialogues, in a touching love declaration, the play shows, through playful dynamics and silence, how father and son demonstrate the love they feel for each other.
A minimalist soundtrack guides the play as the story arises from the images built from a stage game that mixes actors, puppets, masks and singing, in a show of high visual and emotional impact. 
The play is more than just an adaptation from the book “The man who loved boxes”, it is an immersion in the author’s universe of images and literature and a mixture of styles – Artesanal’s main line of research. 

- Zilka Sallaberry Theatre for Children Award/2011 - Best Set Design and Best Light Design.

Rated G

Creative Staff:
Vocal coach: Débora Garcia
Puppets movement choreographer and coach: Márcio Nascimento
Masks and technical support for the use of mask: Marise Nogueira
Puppets: Alexandre Guimarães and Marcos Nicolaiewsky
Original score and sound design: Daniel Belquer
Set design and set props: Karlla de Luca
Costume design: Fernanda Sabino and Henrique Gonçalves
Light designer: Jorginho de Carvalho
Assistant light designer: Poliana Pinheiro
Light operator: Rodrigo Belay and Valdemir Almeida
Sound operator: Alexandre Guimarães
Set builder: Antônio Ronaldo
Costume pattern cutter and seamstress: Zeny Gonçalves
Shoemaker: Ernesto Spain
Marketing Team:
Graphic designer: Maurício Grecco
Photography: Dudu Schnaider, Jorge Etecheber and Lúcio César
PR: Evandro Rius
Media agency: Artesanal Produções
Production Staff:
Production Manager: Henrique Gonçalves
Producer: Marta Paiva
Project: Artesanal Cia. de Teatro and Márcio Nascimento
Year of production: Artesanal Cia. de Teatro/2011

The play’s aesthetics, its imagery, its plasticity and its playful nature is the result of Artesanal Cia de Teatro’s years of research for the balance between form and content. It is a delicate, playful, lyrical, unmissable show that reaches its target audience – children – who follow the entire plot, experiencing the universe created by the author in his book and the one recreated by the show.

Carlos Augusto Nazareth / CEPETIN Critique/Review