Marco Martins


Beatriz Batarda, Luísa Cruz e Sara Carinhas

The atmosphere is nauseating. Yet they breathe it in.

The moment their employer leaves the house, fantasy unleashes in the imagination of two sisters who carry themselves away from their own lives in an imperative escape from a miserable existence. Through Marco Martins’s interpretation of Genet’s text, the stage becomes an enclosed space where Beatriz Batarda, Sara Carinhas and Luísa Cruz explore the different identities of characters in the making.

“Rejecting the virtues of your world, criminals irrevocably agree to the establishment of a parallel universe. They agree to inhabit this universe. The atmosphere is nauseating: yet they are able to breathe it in.”

Jean Genet

by Jean Genet

translated by Matilde Campilho

director Marco Martins

cast Beatriz Batarda, Luísa Cruz, Sara Carinhas

set designer F. Ribeiro

costume designer Isabel Carmona

movement Victor Hugo Pontes

lighting designer Nuno Meira

sound designer Sérgio Milhano

photographer Filipe Ferreira

lighting designer’s assistant Cárin Geada

production director Narcisa Costa

Arena Ensemble’s managing director Marta Delgado Martins

production Arena Ensemble

co-production Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II and Teatro Viriato hug

rating 16+

duration 1h45mins

first performed 10th November 2016, Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II, Lisbon


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