In Brazil and the UK violence against women and girls is on the rise; recent research suggests that the majority of Brazilian migrant women have experienced gender-based violence. Efêmera introduces us to two women with a story to tell. They may have the courage to share it with you, they may not. A powerful and delicate piece about how to hold on when life falls apart.
Based on interviews conducted by researchers from the Department of Geography at King’s College London (and previously at Queen Mary University of London), this is a verbatim piece with a twist. It will be performed in London as part of the 10th anniversary of CASA Festival at the Southwark Playhouse and in Rio de Janeiro.
The research is directed by Professor Cathy McIlwaine and co-directed by Professor Paul Heritage in partnership with People’s Palace Projects and the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under the Newton Fund. You can read further about the research here.
Efêmera will be presented as a scratch performance as part of CASA Festival 2017.
Tickets can be bought here .
Cast & creative team: Gaël Le Cornec, Angie Peña Arenas and Rosie MacPherson
Efemera (as part of Casa Festival 2017)
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
9.30pm on Thursday and Friday 5th and 6th October 2017
5pm on Saturday 7th October 2017.
Note: There will be a discussion panel hosted by Cathy Mcllwaine after the 5pm showing on the 7th.