As Três Irmãs — Tita Maravilha
May 1 - May 13
As Três Irmãs — Tita Maravilha
Project selected for the 5th edition of the Amélia Rey Colaço Scholarship, an initiative promoted by A Oficina (Guimarães), O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo), Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisboa) and Teatro Viriato (Viseu).
Olga, Masha and Irina live in an inner city in Russia. Bored with the day-to-day life of the province, which isolates them and castrates their dreams, they want more than anything to return to Moscow, their homeland, at the time of their transitions.
Based on a post-contemporary and multidisciplinary reading of Chekhov’s classic Three Sisters, this creation presents a new narrative, reformulating the concept of family by highlighting the trans identities and subjectivities of these new sisters, in the aspirations of the original characters and in their positions in current society.
The original text is about loneliness and helplessness, a period portrait of the bankruptcy of the family structure and the bourgeoisie, which finds an echo in contemporary social construction and in the way it questions new identities.
In this version, Tita Maravilha combines the literary structure of a classic with fictional autobiographies – of her and of the interpreters – setting the stage for contemporary avant-garde struggles and providing a political debate about – and of – trans bodies.
Creation: Tita Maravilha
Performers: João Abreu, Ivvi Romão, Luan Okun ·
Dramaturgical Asistance: Keli Freitas
Sound Creation: Aurora, Odete e Puta da Silva
Movement Direction: Jaja Rolim
Light Design: Luisa L’abbate
Scenography and Costumes: Marine Sigaut
Production: Maria Tsukamoto
About Tita Maravilha
Through the idea of a political body, Tita Maravilha integrates the pains and delights of being a dissident body into her artistic processes. She is an actress, singer, performer and clown. Graduated from the University of Brasília, in 2018. Resident in Portugal since 2018, where she develops, together with the artist CIGARRA, the electronic music and performance project \TRYPAS-CORASSÃO\, supported by the residencies Alkantara and Self Mistake, and have already been in spaces such as Atelier Real, Latoária, Alkantara, Lux Frágil, Music Box, ZDB Gallery and Festival Iminente. In 2020, she was at the curated residence of Henrique Furtado, in the village of Feital, with a proposal made in partnership with O Rumo do Fumo and developed, based on the proposal by the Silly Season group and Teatro Praga, the show “Exercício Para Performers Mediocre”, which premiered in November 2021 at Rua das Gaivotas 6, with public success. Also in 2021, she opened the doors of the work in process entitled “Tita no País das Maravilhas”, at the Eufémias festival. She is a performer in the show “The Anger, The Fury” (São Luiz Teatro Municipal and Alkantara), by Sónia Baptista; “Mina” (São Luiz Teatro Municipal), by Carlota Lagido; “On Revelations and Muddy Becomings” (MAAT), by Odete; “How to kill naked women” (Teatro Municipal do Porto), by Xana Novais and “Outra Língua”, by Keli Freitas and Raquel André. In November 2021, at the invitation of Contemporânea magazine, for the “Community as immunity” project, she launched an article entitled “Art Travesti is Urgent”, available for reading.