The Waves / 2022
In 2022, the teatro meia volta team adapted the novel “The Waves”, by Virginia Woolf, for the stage. This proposal continues a reflection on the passage of time and on the growth/aging processes, initiated in the show “Joyeux Anniversaire”, created in 2021, to commemorate the 15 years of the structure’s existence.
In “The Waves”, Virginia Woolf constructs a delicate score that moves between six interior monologues. The text follows the six narrators-characters from childhood to adulthood, exploring the processes of construction and mediation of individuality and the collective. The text follows the six narrators-characters from childhood to adulthood, exploring the processes of construction and mediation between individuality and the collective.
This adaptation places the characters in an artificial environment – a chroma key studio -, testing the limits of its plasticity. In this apparent non-place, the elements of an audiovisual recording studio are constantly reconfigured to build the plastic and emotional landscapes that these six figures cross.
Based on the translation by Francisco Vale / Relógio D'Água Editors of the novel "The Waves" by Virginia Woolf
Creation and performance - Alfredo Martins, Anabela Almeida, Duarte Guimarães, Luís Godinho, Sara Duarte, Tânia Alves
Text first version - Ricardo Braun
Support - Cláudia Gaiolas
Set design - Carla Martinez
Costumes - Ainhoa Vidal
Light design - Joana Mário
Music and sound design - João Bento
Executive Producer - Mariana Rolim
Design - Luís Cepa
Photos - João Tuna
Teaser - Afonso Sousa
Press office - Sara Cunha
Interns - Carolina Macieira, Rafael Oliveira
Residencies - Quinta-Alegre - Lugar de Cultura, Fábrica do Braço de Prata
Acknowledgment - Teatro do Vestido, Casa do Capitão
teatro meia volta e depois à esquerda quando eu disser, RTP 2
Government of Portugal – Ministry of Culture/Direcção-Geral das Artes
Quinta-Alegre - Lugar de Cultura, Fábrica do Braço de Prata
8th to 30th June, Teatro da Politécnica