Christiane Jatahy


Nach der Stille/Depois do Silêncio – Preview

Mousonturm Saal


In the new and final part of her trilogy on violence, Brazilian theatre maker Christiane Jatahy looks at how racism and capitalism are interwoven. From the transatlantic slave trade to the contemporary politics of the likes of Jair Bolsonaro, little if anything appears to have changed. There are those who possess land, freedom and their own identity, and those whose existence is of no value. In the award-winning novel Torto Arado by Itamar Vieira Júnior, the source material for the play, the female protagonists are engaged in a struggle against such a world order – and for an opportunity for change. Jatahy and her actors delve deep into Brazil’s history and, by extension, into that of European profiteers, too. To tell the story of the unresolved colonial violence that endures to this day, in After the Silence she blends a surprising mix of two art forms, theatre and film, allowing reality and fiction to overlap. Within the discourse on structural racism and geopolitical realities, the theatre maker has firmly established her place in Europe’s theatre landscape. Her stories are those of resistance.

Language: Portuguese with German and English surtitles