The Canteen has as its starting point a quite specific reading of "The exception and the rule" by Bertolt Brecht, where the word is suppressed so that the rest can be emphasized and in order to refunctionalize the actor's work through the exercise of demonstration and manipulation. It is, therefore, about a journey in undefined time and space. Two men follow a course pursuing something. For the master, the journey is urgent and terrifying, for the vassal it's nothing but the means for his livelihood. Between the two of them, they establish a relationship that range from the extremes of total mistrust to pure subservience, a relationship that is transfigured by the absence/presence of the canteen.
In "The Canteen", the intention is to create a double of the manipulation between the actors, reflecting the relation of oppression between the characters of the master and the vassal in the condensed figures of the actor-puppet and the actor-puppeteer. We emphasize the demonstration over the conventional form of acting or the psychological composition. The situation turns into text, the characters are in the background, the actors demonstrate how the gestures and actions would be like. These actions and gestures are not experienced, but rather revealed through examination, repetition and exposition in a plastic and gestural collective, apart from the spoken text.
2010 The show was contemplated by the grant of BR Distribuidora de Cultura (PETROBRAS)
2009 Nominated for the 21° Shell Theater Award of São Paulo in the "Special Category"
2008 The show was contemplated by the occupation grant of Centro Cultural São Paulo
2007 Project won the Myriam Muniz Theater Award (FUNARTE-PETROBRAS).
2007 The project was contemplated by the IV Grant of Incentive of Arts SECULT-CE
Festivals and showcases
1012 II MIRADA - Iberoamerican Festival of Performing Arts (Santos-SP)
2010 X Theater Festival of Animated Forms of Jaraguá do Sul-SC
2010 XII Caxias em Cena - International Festival of Performing Arts
2010 XVII Porto Alegre em Cena - International Festival of Performing Arts
2010 VI Theater Festival of Fortaleza - Repertoire Showcase
2010 Brazilian Theater Festival - Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais
2009 SESC Cariri das Artes showcase - Crato and Juazeiro do Norte
2009 - International Theater Festival of São José do Rio Preto
2009 IV Theater Week Showcase in Maranhão
2008 I International Festival of Performing Arts of Bahia
2008 XV Northeast Theater Festival of Guaramiranga
Dramaturgy and direction: Fran Teixeira
Production: Levy Mota
Ana Luiza Rios
Scenography: Frederico Teixeira
Costume design: João Zabaleta
Original Soundtrack and Sound design: Dustan Gallas
Animation: Ramon Cavalcante
Lighting design: Walter Façanha
Audio operation: Wellington Fonseka
Light operation: Ciel Carvalho
Pictures by: Deyvison Teixeira and Walmick Campos