Brazil Diversity comes to Theatre503 🇧🇷
Brazilian and non-Brazilian artists gather on stage to honour 40 years of Brazil's LGBT movement
The idea? "To bring to the stage the conflicts and characters that don’t appear in the Brazilian soap operas - a Brazil far beyond samba and football," say curators Marcia Zanelatto and Rogerio Correa.
All together, Brazil Diversity consists of eight short plays, six brand new ones, and two from the original project, written by Brazilian playwrights and staged in English by Brazilian and non-Brazilian directors and actors.
The idea is to bring together art and activism for the visibility, achievement and progress of LGBT+ rights worldwide.
"We live in a world that is more and more LGBT+ friendly, but stories continue to be dominated by heterosexual narratives and protagonists," said Marcia Zanelatto, the creator of the project’s Brazilian version, and co-curator and producer of the British version.
"We have to revaluate that - after all, Brazil is the country that kills the highest number of LGBT+ people in the world."
Brazil Diversity is being carried out as a co-operative scheme, in other words, the artists have formed a group, the Brazil Diversity Collective, and are financing their creations from their own resources.
As well as including artists from Brazil and all over the world, the collective also brings together cis and trans people, LGBT+ people, and allies.
“Brazil Diversity has two main objectives: to break the stereotypes of how people from sexual and gender minorities are portrayed on stage, and stereotypes as to how Brazil is seen in the UK,” said playwright and project co-curator Rogerio Correa.
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