Coletivo Teatro de Operações: The Scene is Public

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The Scene is Public

The privatization of the public scene. The theater of representative democracy. the mischaracterization of citizenship transformed by its attachment to consumerism, money and the possession of goods. The transference of citizens’ political power. A scene that, in discussing theatre itself and its structures, is constituted by a search for detachment of the big protagonists and big political stages, a gesture towards deviant micro-powers.


Coletivo Teatro de Operações was created in 2009 by a group of young artists dissidents of the extension programtheatre in prison (linked to UNIRIO), interested in investigating ways to combine art and micropolitical activism, using the body as a field of manifestation and the street as an area of intervention.

Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (São Paulo): Praça Roosevelt and other city streets
  • Date: January 18, 2013
  • Country: Brazil
Edited by Victor Bautista