REDCAT Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of JULIA by Christiane Jatahy



REDCAT presents the Los Angeles Debut of Brazilian Author and Director Christiane Jatahy Presenting

Julia

An Award Winning Multimedia Adaptation of

August Strindberg’s Miss Julie








(Photo by REDCAT/Calarts - promotional photo)




REDCAT, Calarts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, presents internationally praised Brazilian author and director Christiane Jatahy’s award-winning production Julia, Thursday February 18 to Sunday February 21, 2016. In Portuguese with english subtitles.


Jatahy expertly negotiates the boundaries between cinema and theater while exploring the reality of Brazil’s current society in her adaptation of the classic August Strindberg's work Miss Julie. With a contemporary lens, Jatahy integrates film technique on stage to break down boundaries between past and present, actor and character, and reality and fiction to create unusual encounters between actor and audience.


Winner of the Shell Award for Best Director in 2012, Julia premiéred in October 2011 in Rio de Janeiro and has toured to the following festivals: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Theater Spektakel (Zurich), Noordezon Festival (Grooening), Temps d’Images (Paris), Rotterdam de Keuze Festival (Holanda) Mouseonturm (Frankfurt), Temporada Alta Girona e Centro Dramático Nacional (Madrid).
Jatahy has been researching new explorative scenic spaces since 1996, when she presented her plays in unconventional locations, and introduced interactions between the audience and the stage. In 2003, she intensified this investigation by producing dramas which subtly tested the limits between reality and fiction; the actor and the character; and concepts such as the ‘here-and-now,’ and the ‘rehearsed scene.’ Her objective is to create a living, dynamic relationship with the audience.





    (Photo by REDCAT/Calarts - Promotional photo)



In recent years, she has added audiovisual language to her plays by integrating video within the set. Thus, theatrical structures are broken down and surveillance cameras reveal the surrounding and behind-the-scene action of the live performance. In her work, A Falta que nos Move, theatre becomes film.


For more information and to purchase tickets call the REDCAT box office at 213-237-2800 or visit their website http://www.redcat.org/



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