José Mata and Marco Mendonça reconstruct a debate that took place in 1965, over the role of the black population in the history of the United States of America. On one side, Baldwin: a black, homosexual writer. On the other, a white man: Buckley, the chief ideologue of those who would become the United States’ most preeminent conservative figures in the second half of the 20th century. Opposing ideologies, very different performances, and a room on edge with the tense expectation of a duel.
This show is a reenactment – a format that shifts authorship, either to the dramaturgical plane (aesthetic/political) leading to the reconstruction of a given event, or to contextual options (the place, historical time, institutional circumstances, etc.) that shape its interaction with the audience.
directed by Jorge Andrade with the assistance of Maria Jorge ‧ featuring José Mata and Marco Mendonça ‧ costume design José Capela ‧ light design João Fonte ‧ stage photography José Caldeira ‧ production direction Pedro Jordão ‧ executive production Andreia Bento ‧ production and communication assistant Sofia Freitas ‧
November 18 and 19 ‧ mala voadora
December 13 ‧ Guarda Municipal Theater