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Depois do silêncio (After the silence)

© Thomas Walgrave

After the book Crooked Plow by Itamar Vieira Júnior
Staging: Christiane Jatahy

Depois do silêncio is the final part of a “trilogy of horror” in which director Christiane Jatahy explores the fascistic politics of President Jair Bolsonaro in her native Brazil. Following Entre Chien et Loup at the Comédie de Genève and Before the Sky Falls at the Schauspielhaus Zürich, Depois do silêncio takes on the theme of slavery. Based on Vieira Júnior’s internationally praised debut novel, Christiane Jatahy goes to the mountainous backcountry of the state of Bahia. In collaboration with Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous communities of Remanso and Iúna – Chapada Dimantina/Bahia/Brazil. living there, she uses the means of theater and film to tell the story of two sisters whose freedom is only the colonial mask of their ancestors’ slavery.


With Gal Pereira / Juliana França / Lian Gaia / Aduni Guedes / Caju Bezerra / Participation of the residents of the communities of Remanso and Iúna - Chapada Dimantina/Bahia/Brazil
Conzept, Script
Christiane Jatahy
Artistic Collaboration, Stage design, Lighting
Thomas Walgrave
Costume Design
Preta Marques
Pedro Faerstein
Vitor Araújo / Aduni Guedes
Pedro Vituri
Collaboration script
Ana Maria Gonçalves / Tatiana Salem
Body training
Dani Lima
Sound (Film)
João Zula
Production & Tour Manager
Henrique Mariano

A production of Cia Vertice – Axis productions
A coproduction with Wiener Festwochen, CENTQUATRE-Paris, Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Paris; Arts Emerson, Boston; Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt a. M.; Temporada Alta Festival de tardor de Catalunya; Théâtre Dijon-Bourgogne CDN; Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles; Piccolo Teatro de Milano; DeSingel, Antwerp; Schauspielhaus Zürich, Centro Dramatico National, Madrid; Théâtre Populaire Romand; Centre neuchâtelois de arts vivants La Chaux-de-fonds, Riksteatern-Sweden

  • apporx. 100 Minutes
  • Zürich-Premiere: 9. February 2023, Schiffbau-Box
  • Portuguese with German and English surtitles
  • 🛈 Triggerwarning: This production contains verbal portrayals of racially motivated violence, colonial exploitation and slavery.

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