Agenda Municipal / Theatre Monologue of a woman named Maria with her Mistress

Sat 26 and Sun 27 Mar
Casa das Artes Programme

Casa das Artes | Grand Auditorium - 21h30 and 17h30

Entry: 4 euros. Students, Cultural Quadrilateral Card and Seniors (over 65 years): 2 Euros

Monologue of a woman called Maria with her Mistress is the title stolen clandestinely from a text of the book "Novas Cartas Portuguesas" (New Portuguese Letters), and that gives the motto for this show. We start from the creation of the first Domestic Service Union in Portugal to tell the story, still little known, little told, little recognised, little valued, of the work of women, of their power to organise, claim and change. This is the story of the women who clean the world, the women who take care of the world, the women who produce, educate and prepare the workforce. This is the story of the invisible work that gets the world moving.

Creation, Text and Interpretation: Sara Barros Leitão
Creative assistance: Susana Madeira
Set and costume design: Nuno Carinhas
Light design: Cárin Geada
Sound design: José Prata
Sound editing and operation: Mariana Guedelha
Light editing and operation: Cárin Geada
Research coordination and supervision : Mafalda Araújo
Translation and subtitling into English: Amarante Abramovici
Production Direction: Susana Ferreira
Machinery design: António Quaresma
Sewing execution: Ponto sem nó
Co-producers: 23 Milhas, Belém Cultural Centre, A Oficina, Cine-teatro Louletano, Teatro Académico Gil Vicente, Teatro do Noroeste - Centro Dramático de Viana, Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, Teatro Nacional São João, Teatro Viriato
Co-production residency: O Espaço do Tempo
Project funded by: Portuguese Republic and Directorate-General for the Arts

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