How are you? Following here my proposal for this month of August.
Proponent: Elias Pintanel
NEAR account for payment: eliaspintanel.near
Duration: 25 days
Requested Amount: 500 USD in NEAR
Project name: Latin American dramaturgy comedy trilogy
Objectives: Writing of three comic theatrical scenes in Portuguese that intend to bring together Latin American themes.
Writing of three theatrical scenes where each story takes place in a place in Latin America. In addition, the scene will take into account the type of comedy that the country where the scene takes place normally presents. So we will write a Mexican comedy that will take place in Acapulco, a Brazilian comedy in the city of Rio de Janeiro and an Argentine comedy in the city of Cordoba.
The project we think about here is to explore within the techniques of dramaturgical writing the aspect of comedy elements. Here we can see the consequences of our actions within the Writers-guild community and the Notívagos Burlescos theater group, which during the dramatic readings of the dramaturgy workshop and soirees that we have held in recent months, we realized that the audience present has a greater appreciation for the comic works . Not that this falls into questions of stereotypes or a form of expression without political or social weight, for example.
Our objective is to add to this exercise of comedy writing for theater, an approach of the public and readers to cultural elements of Brazil and Latin America (more specifically Mexico and Argentina). Culturally, the Brazilian public (where we live) consumes a lot of Mexican soap operas and series. To the point that expressions such as “how dramatic, it looks like a scene from a Mexican telenovela!” are common among us Brazilians. That’s why the choice of one of the scenes to take place in Mexico. The choice of another scene to take place in Argentina is due to our proximity to Argentine films and our geographical proximity to our country.
With this, the texts will be presented and have as points of cultural elements of the cultures such as: plot twists, the departure humor and “brega” text-types, exacerbated sexuality, original dubious character of the characters, surprising revelations of characters, usual unusual figures of everyday life, naivety, etc. Added to these elements are also popular references from each country and our continent. The texts will be written by @eliaspintanel and @johnfaus and, as a conclusion of the project, a dramatic reading of the texts will be carried out. The reading takes place in the “GARAGE - Cultural Space", Botucatu, SP, Brazil. There will also be an online display of the reading on the writers’ guild’s digital platforms and retransmitted on the channels of the company Notívagos Burlescos, with the aim of publicizing the guild and the NEAR ecosystem.
I want to emphasize that the project here is a consequence of the actions of Notívagos Burlescos, a theater group that has 20 years of history in the city of Botucatu, SP, Brazil. Our contribution to the project here is to give more direction to the production and dissemination of textual production for theater outside the large urban centers of Brazil.
August, 6th at 20th — Finalization of three texts.
August, 21th at 26th — Dissemination and rehearsals of dramatic readings.
August, 27th — Face-to-face and live presentation of dramatic readings.
August, 29th — Final report post on forum.
160 USD in NEAR/DAI to 4 actors ($40 x 4 actors).
200 USD in NEAR/DAI to finalization 3 texts ($100 x 2 dramaturgist).
50 USD in NEAR/DAI to art design creation.
40 USD in NEAR/DAI to payment of the professional responsible for the online transmission.
50 USD in NEAR/DAI to rent of the space “GARAGE - Espaço de Cultura” for public reading.
- Write three dramatic texts;
- Face-to-face presentation of texts in dramatic reading format, with virtual exhibition on Writer’s Guild channels and retransmission on Cia Notívagos Burlescos channels.
- Stimulate the development of theatrical writing as a literary genre within the guild, publicizing the guild’s initiatives to other audiences.
- Fostering Latin American-themed dramaturgy, produced in state’s countryside of São Paulo, Brazil;
- Contribute to the strengthening and dissemination of the NEAR ecosystem and, mainly, the Writers’ Guild through online initiatives.