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As Moças

The video “As Moças” presents the story of three young ladies from the countryside who move to a quiet and peaceful street in the capital and develop bonds of friendship with their neighbor Dona Maria and other local women. With their unique stories and characteristics, the three ladies share the daily life of the neighborhood until they scandalize their new friends at a party they promoted. The neighbors discover that instead of working at a night school, as they had said, the ladies lead a parallel life as prostitutes.

Adapted from the homonymous tale by writer Jane Tutikian, the project was conceived and coordinated by the actress and director Elisa Lucas, and developed remotely with a collaborative team. The video was recorded at the home of the project coordinator, who plays 14 characters in a hybrid work of theater, audiovisual and scenic reading.

The video marks the debut of the Extension Project "Palavra e Sensibilidade: Leituras cênicas de contos de Jane Tutikian em ambiente virtual", linked to the Núcleo de Comunicação e Cultura do Instituto de Artes of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). It is aimed at disseminating the work of female writers, the scenic reading in a virtual environment, and the consumption of cultural activities on the Internet during the period when many theaters are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Elisa Martins Lucas
  • Jane Fraga Tutikian
  • Israel de Castro Fritsch
  • Elisa Martins Lucas
  • Elisa Martins Lucas
  • Israel de Castro Fritsch
  • Elisa Martins Lucas
    Key Cast
    "(Todas as personagens)"
  • Alexandre da Silva Alves
  • José Carlos de Azevedo
  • Adriana Emerim Borges
    Literary consultant
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    As Moças
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Student, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
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Distribution Information
  • Youtube
    Country: Brazil
    Rights: All Rights, Internet
Director Biography - Elisa Martins Lucas

Elisa Lucas is an actress, researcher, playwright, theater director and storyteller. Bachelor in Performing Arts from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Master and Ph.D. in Performing Sciences from the University of Seville (Spain). Since 2000 she works in Theater, Theater Workshops, Storytelling, Business Theater and Video.

Founder of Grupo Capitu – Teatro e Pesquisa Cênica. She develops studies focused on performing arts, dramaturgical creation processes, body and vocal practices, and scenic presence. Developed and staged the texts Confesso que Capitu (2004), Histórias de uma Mala Só (2009, for which she received the Tibicuera Award for Best Actress), Encantos de Natal (2012) and A Dama dos Evangelhos (2014). The latter was published in Dramaturgia de Iberescena: Antología (Mexico, 2012), representing Brazil.

She is part of the group studies group Dramaturgias Contemporâneas: Percursos entre Adaptação, Gênero, História e Imaginário, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Valter Henrique de Castro Fritsch of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG). She is part of the female writers’ collective As Dramaturga, and member of the Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pós-graduação em Artes Cênicas (ABRACE).

She is currently Director of Performing Arts at the Instituto de Artes of UFRGS, coordinating the research project Práticas corporais e vocais para potencializar a presença cênica a partir do Processo de criação dramatúrgica atorial, and the project Oficina de Extensão Presença de Palco para Músicos.
Homepage: https://elisalucasteatroblog.wordpress.com/

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