SWEET 15

2020
MICKAEL DE OLIVEIRA 

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Mickaël de Oliveira’s theatre is particularly attracted to the clash of different ideas, theses and antitheses, as well as the reinvention of their respective syntheses. In Sweet 15, the Portuguese playwright invited his Brazilian counterpart Diego Bagagal to create a theatre piece that proposes a reflection on the dynamics and repercussions of contemporary neocolonialist practices. 

 

A wealthy Portuguese family adopts a Brazilian youth of indigenous descent and decides to throw a Quinceañera, aimed to introduce the new sibling to the Portuguese high society, which will end up tainted by horror and tragedy. Interweaving public and private spheres, Sweet 15 investigates the aftermath of colonization, its moral heritage, and the fetichization of minorities, revealing how difficult it is to come up with “syntheses that console and liberate us as individuals and communities.” In this allegory inspired by horror and gore cinema, Mickaël de Oliveira deepens the work he began developing in Socrates Must Die (2018).

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PERFORMANCES

TEATRO NACIONAL SÃO JOÃO (PORTO, PT)

10-13 DECEMBER 2020 

CINE-TEATRO LOULETANO (LOULÉ, PT)

19 de FEBRUARY 2021

CENTRO CULTURAL VILA FLOR (GUIMARÃES, PT)

27 MARCH 2021

CENTRO DE ARTE DE OVAR (OVAR, PT)

TBD

Duration 2h00 (aprox.)

14+

Text and Direction: Mickael de Oliveira

Concept and Dramaturgy: Mickael de Oliveira and Diego Bagagal

Cast: Diana Sá, Diego Bagagal, Jani Zhao, Luís Araújo, Mafalda Lencastre

Direction Assistant: Mafalda Lencastre

Production Dramaturg: Maria Inês Marques

Sets: Martim Dinis

Costumes: Sara Coimbra Loureiro

Sound Design: Rui Lima e Sérgio Martins

Lighting Design: Rui Monteiro

Video: Simão Cayatte

Video Assistant: Ígor Martins

Producer: Armando Valente

Production: Colectivo 84

Coproduction: Teatro Nacional São João, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Centro de Arte de Ovar, Cine-Teatro Louletano

Artistic Residencies: Centro de Arte de Ovar, O Espaço do Tempo

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Colectivo84 is a structure sponsored by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture/ Direção Geral das Artes.

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