To put on this show celebrating Centro Cultural de Belém’s (CCB) 25th anniversary, this institution joins forces with mala voadora to get funding from the various ministries and, together, they end up absorbing a significant part of the state budget. The show becomes a media bomb and it becomes increasingly difficult to manage the influx of people trying to take part. Calamities happen, circumstances are created that are favourable to populisms that advocate exclusion, and a dictator tries to take control. Fausto is a show that never happens. What the audience sees is media coverage of this non-event. There are live broadcasts from the stage, press conferences, TV debates to discuss the situation, the stage is invaded, there are injuries, a procession, a rally… The stage is set and the extras are dressed in gala costumes (the actors are their employees), just for the applause .

text and direction Jorge Andrade, with assistance from Maria Jorge with Anabela Almeida, Carla Bolito, David Pereira Bastos, Fernando Santos aka Deborah Kristall, João Vicente, Manuel Moreira, Marco Mendonça, Maria Ana Filipe, Mónica Garnel, Tânia Alves, Vítor d’Andrade, Coro Menor, G.D.C. Besclore, among others video Other Features, directed by João Gambino set design José Capela, with photo by José Carlos Duarte and image editing by António MV costumes José Capela, with assistance from JFD Ideas and Details light Daniel Worm d'Assumpção sound track Rui Lima and Sérgio Martins choreography Fernando Santos characterization Cidália Espadinha and team promotional image António MV promotional video Jorge Jácome and Marta Simões stage photography José Carlos Duarte production direction Sofia Bernardo executive production Luna Rebelo and Mariana Dixe coproduction Centro Cultural de Belém residency O Espaço do Tempo support Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Ginásio Clube de Odivelas, Hospital Garcia de Orta, Marinha Portuguesa, Regimento de Sapadores Bombeiros de Lisboa, TEC, Teatro da Garagem, Teatro do Vão, TNDM II, TNSC, Universidade Lusófona, World Academy


December 5 to 7, 2018 ‧ Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon)