FRAMINGHAM – The Babel Theater Project is producing an event in downtown Framingham with the Brazilian immigrant community, about immigrant experiences.
In partnership with local immigrant writers and artists, the show The Stranger and the City is a moving performance that will start in a café downtown and move to a couple different locations. The audience will receive passports and symbolic visas, then performing a “migratory journey” as the show evolves.
The performance begins at Sofa’ Café’, 181 Concord Street in Framingham on Saturday, December 14 at 3 p.m.
Some scenes have an augmented reality component, designed by the ex-DACA visual artist Sabato Visconti, reminding us how technology is an important aspect of migratory dynamics and personal connections today.
The script features texts by Brazilian immigrant writers exclusively.
This time solely in Portuguese, the future of the project foresees ongoing workshops and publications that will include translations to reach out to a broader audience.
Sponsored by the Framingham Cultural Council and the Brazilian Consulate, the show is directed by Ana Candida Carneiro, artistic director of the Babel heater Project, Brazilian immigrant herself, who is a playwright and professor, currently artist-in- residence and faculty at Amherst College.
The Babel Theater Project serves as a hub to explore and make theater at the crossroads of languages, cultures, and disciplines. It is not a theater company, but a space for trans-disciplinary collaborations.
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