Hello guys! My name is Johnny, I’m new to the Writers Guild and the NEAR ecosystem, I got here thanks to my friend Baga Defente, who helped with my onboarding. I am a multi-artist from the city of Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil.
As I am not fluent in writing in English, I apologize and count on your understanding during my communication.
Anyway, I work mainly as a poet, playwright and theater actor, but I also experiment with audiovisual and visual arts languages (painting, digital arts and photography). I am very grateful and happy to be here with you, I am also willing to contribute as much as possible to develop and spread crypto art, the NEAR ecosystem and the Writers Guild.
Today I’m doing my first project submission (I hope I’m doing it right and at the right time kkkkk). So, here’s my proposal:
Proponent: Johnny Faustino
NEAR account for payment: johnfaus.near
Duration: 31 days
Requested Amount: 450 USD in NEAR
Project name: Latin American dramaturgy trilogy
Objectives: Writing of three theatrical scenes in Portuguese that aim to bring together Latin American themes.
Description: The stories of the theatrical scenes take place in three locations in South America: countryside of São Paulo, Cabo Polonio in Uruguay and Foz do Iguaçu on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
The scenes will narrate stories of family relationships with characters who work, live or are fleeing to places in the South American region. In the countryside of São Paulo, three women in the maternity, dream of a new life, with better conditions than women in Brazil, wishing to live in Patagonia, where even without knowing it, they believe their dreams can come true. In Cabo Polonio, two brothers, a fisherman and a mountaineer, disagree about what to do with the body of their recently deceased father, in his dialogues, images are evoked that refer to the andes and the atlantic coast of latin america. In the Foz do Iguaçu scene, a woman needs to escape the police going to Paraguay, leaving her underaged daughter by surprise for her sister-in-law to care for.
The objective of the elaboration of these scenes is to create a material that brings together elements of Brazilian culture with other Latin American cultures. This approach is based on the professions, dreams of the characters, and the paths they took throughout their lives and geographical and sociopolitical references present in the dialogues. The texts were created by playwrights Elias Pintanel and Johnny Faustino, members of Cia Notívagos Burlescos de Teatro, from the city of Botucatu, São Paulo.
The Notívagos Burlescos group has 20 years of history and has great importance in promoting theatrical production in the city of Botucatu and in state’s countryside of São Paulo, Brazil. Playwrights, because they have experience in dramaturgical writing, bring with this work the objective of increasing the repertoire of texts for the scene, contributing to the theatrical work of directors and actors.
The project also foresees the dramatic reading of the texts, which will be done by the writers and guest actresses. There will also be an online exhibition of the reading on the digital platforms of the writers’ guild and retransmitted on the channels of the Notívagos Burlescos company, in order to publicize the guild and the NEAR ecosystem.
The choice of this project is based on the tiny amount of contemporary dramaturgy in the interior of Brazil and with this to contribute to the dissemination of unpublished texts for regional creation.
May, 2st at 13th — Finalization of three texts
May, 16th at 27th — Dissemination and rehearsals of dramatic readings
May, 28th — Face-to-face and live presentation of dramatic readings
May, 31th — Final report post on fórum
200 USD in Near to 5 actors ($40 x 5 actors)
200 USD in Near to finalization 3 texts ($100 x 2 dramaturgist)
50 USD in Near to art design creation
- Finalization of 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.
- Onboard of a professional in the NEAR ecosystem, who will be able to contribute with their skills in other projects;
- 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.
That’s it, folks! Thanks for the opportunity!