A power play of sex, lies and videotape.
The Strindberg classic Miss Julie is audaciously revised in this hypnotic production from internationally praised Brazilian theatremaker Christiane Jatahy. In Julia, the story unfolds before a live audience while a roaming camera operator captures close-ups and action that otherwise might go unexamined. Perspectives are blurred, creating unusual and mesmerizing encounters between actors, technicians and the audience. As a moment of lust spirals out of control, a hot spotlight illuminates the dangerous power dynamics of race, gender, and class. Audiences will find themselves riveted, but also wondering, "Should I be watching all of this?"
All streamed performances of Julia are immediately followed by a newly recorded conversation with director/playwright Christiane Jatahy and actors Julia Bernat and Rodrigo de Oré. Interviewed by our Play Reading Book Club teaching artists, learn more about the creative process of this provocative production.
"A stunning multimedia riff on the Swedish playwright's combustible tale. PASSIONATE ACTING. SO AUTHENTIC. STUNNING STAGING."
- LA Times
"The [film within the play] is assembled in real-time, and as in a film set, it is cut and redone sometimes, in multiple takes, either through the command of 'action' and 'cuts' of the cameraman or by the relation of the actors, by becoming more extreme, it breaks 'fiction', generating new interpretive layers."
- The Theatre Times