Sunday, August 12, 2012
Our Brazilian Star: Mariana Leite
A wonderful article in Portuguese about our darling Mariana Leite!
We translated some highlight:
"Mariana as the hilarious Maria in Smartphones"
Actress Mariana Leite, of Sao Paulo, arrived in Chicago in 2011, to accompany her husband, the musician Gabriel Dib to study his masters. Today, she already has a presence in one of the city's most avant-garde stages, Trap Door Theater, playing the role of hilarious maid Maria. She also signs as assistant director of that play: Smartphones by Emilio Williams. Gabriel is responsible for the production of the musical piece.
"Theatre is entertainment," was what I said to Mariana, to paraphrase Brecht. She is a former member of the Brazilian group IVO 60.
Here Mariana's hints for those who want to enjoy the stage in Chicago:
Inside Trap Door
Chicago is full of theatrical activity. It's amazing the number of groups, theatrical spaces and cultural events happening in the city all week! I always check out what is going on the site of the League of Chicago Theatres, because they talk about all kinds of parts, the most commercial to the storefront (or alternative theater)
Among my favorite group is the Trap Door Theatre. They have a cozy theater in Bucktown and always produce quality theater, with bold ideas, proposing to actually research the theatrical language in all its excellence. Sometimes the texts are not simple and, for us who have English as a second language can make it difficult to understand, but there is acting, the scenery, the costumes, light, music and other elements that help us to see the work.
Posted by The Chicago Theater Sweatshop at 9:54 AM