With the next performance this Friday (10) at Arena Carioca Jovelina Pérola Negra, in Pavuna, north of Rio, and on display until July 3, in other spaces, the theatrical show “Morena?” addresses racial identity and colorism in Brazil.
The piece starts from the question “Too black to be white, too white to be black?” to question the social and racial silencing suffered by light-skinned black people in a dramaturgy that addresses the experiences of two black women and their experiences of racial uncertainty.
“We understand that it is important to talk about being placed in this non-place and, at the same time, suffering from structural racism in the most diverse ways, as well as marking a position in respect of our identity”, says the director, Junior Capelloni.
The show has a cast and producers from the Baixada Fluminense, is performed by Onã Cultural and is part of the Culture Promotion Program of the City of Rio de Janeiro.
The presentation on June 10, at Pavuna, will have two sessions, at 2 pm and 7 pm. At the end, there will be a conversation with the theme “Colorism: how to see yourself in the midst of racism?”, with the presence of psychologists Roberta Massot and Dayane Souza.
The presentations in Pavuna, Maré, Realengo and Madureira count on the presence of a Libras interpreter. The show is free, with admission to the venues, but the public can make use of conscious collaboration.
Check dates and locations:
June 10 | 2pm and 7pm – Carioca Arena Jovelina Pérola Negra – Pavuna
June 17 at 6:30 pm and June 18 at 7 pm – Lona Cultural Herbert Vianna – Maré
July 2 | 3pm and 7pm – Areninha Carioca Gilberto Gil – Realengo
2nd and 3rd of July | 3pm and 7pm – Arena Carioca Fernando Torres – Madureira
Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Eduardo Miranda