Massacre

MASSACRE is an explosive theatre work about the politics and violence of East Timor.

Timor (John Romão) and East (Paulo Castro), work with weapons of grotesque, sarcasm and a trash metal soundtrack to create a scenic, hypnotic and dangerous game. The mutant metamorphosis of Australia, Indonesia and Portugal make for an in your face confrontation to the East Timor crisis.

Created by
Stone/Castro
Produced by
Insite Arts

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.

Performance History

  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011

Street Theatre – Canberra

Australia

La Mama – Melbourne

Australia

Adelaide Fringe

Australia

Citemor Festival – Montemor-o-Velho

Portugal

Negócio ZDB – Lisbon

Portugal

Credits

Director
Paulo Castro
Performers
John Romão
Paulo Castro
Lighting Design
Daniel Worm D'Assumpção

Contact

Producer
Jason Cross → Email