Teatro do Noroeste – Centro Dramático de Viana premieres a special children's production, created in partnership with Ukrainian Director Natasha Syvanenko!
Lápis Cor de Carne (Flesh Coloured Pencil) will be on stage from February 15th to March 10th, at Teatro Municipal Sá de Miranda, with sessions for the school community of Viana do Castelo, from Wednesday to Friday.
The show is based on childhood memories and inspired by the short story Meninos de todas as cores (Children of all colours), by Luísa Ducla Soares. A narrative is built with numerous episodes of discrimination, violence, but also friendship, overcoming and discovering the place of the other. From the memories of a child, the present is created and a near future, fairer and freer for all, is projected.
The production features original text by Cláudia Lucas Chéu, and direction from ETC alumni Natasha Syvanenko -- who in 2022 worked with Schauspielhaus Graz. Natasha's directing distinguishes the show "as a reflection of the present time, exploring daily themes of individual and social growth, aimed at today's families."
On Saturdays, February 18 and 25, and March 4 and 11, the show takes the stage in the Main Hall for sessions for the general public, at 5pm.
All sessions have Stage Recognition for the Blind, with prior registration, and on February 18, the Educational Service of the Northwest Theater - Viana Drama Center promotes a Digestive - Conversations After the Show, with a mediation activity for children and Simultaneous Translation into Portuguese Sign Language. In a bet on accessibility, the resident company of Teatro Municipal Sá de Miranda also promotes a session with Audiodescription, on February 25th.
Ticket prices range from 4€ to 10€ and are already on sale at the Teatro Municipal Sá de Miranda Ticket Office and BOL - Online Ticket Office.
Actors Alexandre Calçada, Alexandre Martins, and actresses Marta Bonito and Ulé Baldé give life to Cláudia, Sara, Sérgio, and Hugo, with an original soundtrack by Noiserv, choreography by Wallace Wong, costumes by Cláudia Figueiredo, set design by JIO, and lighting design by Bruno Ferreira.