We know António Ferreira’s Castro possesses a very special poetic and musical quality; how, then, will that tragedy sound when rewritten in creole by young Cape Verdean playwright Caplan Neves and performed by Cape Verdean actors? With KastroKriola, Nuno Cardoso and Teatro Nacional São João dedicate themselves to the artistic creolisation of our dramatic heritage, during a training experience for technicians and actors in which, in the end, we are also training ourselves. This international theatrical project brings to fruition many of the requirements set down in the cooperation agreement signed by the Cape Verdean Ministry of Culture and Creative Industries, the Portuguese Ministry of Culture and Teatro Nacional São João. KastroKriola marks the peak of the artistic residency of a group of Cape Verdean stage actors and technicians at the TNSJ, during which they worked closely with Nuno Cardoso, as well as with our teams.
by Caplan Neves based upon Castro, by António Ferreira direction, set design and costumes Nuno Cardoso
music Caplan Neves
cast Benito Lopes, Denise Teófilo, Emerson Dias, Hugo Paz, Lisa Reis, Milanka-Vera-Cruz, Milton Fonseca
co-produced by Ministério da Cultura e das Indústrias Criativas de Cabo Verde, Teatro Nacional São João
Ages 12 and up