The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Chinese political prisoner Lio Xiaobo, who was unable to receive the prize. As a way of protesting China forced several political representatives to be absent from the ceremony. The current president of East Timor and former political prisoner, Jose Ramos-Horta received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 in conditions similar to those of Xiaobo, obeyed the Chinese rules. It is in this dubious context that the play takes place: money as a way of buying human dignity and making us forget the massacres.
Timor (John Romao) and East (Paulo Castro), work with weapons of grotesque, sarcasm and a trash metal soundtrack to make this scenic game hypnotic and dangerous. The mutant metamorphosis of Australia, Indonesia and Portugal make for an in your face confrontation to the East Timor crisis.
Street Theatre – Canberra
La Mama – Melbourne
Citemor Festival – Montemor-o-Velho
Negócio ZDB – Lisbon