Macacos is a play that only has an actor and lipstick, and deals with the urgency of black life in Brazil. Prejudice against Black people is approached on stage based on the story of a Black man who seeks answers to the racism that surrounds his daily life and the history of his community. The work unfolds in a flow of thoughts, outbursts, and elucidations that arise in scenes based on Brazilian history, as well as in situations experienced by great Black artists: Elza Soares, Machado de Assis, and Bessie Smith, until reaching reports and statistics of young Black people arrested and executed by the military police.

Written and Directed by Clayton Nascimento

2016, Cia do Sal, Brazil


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