GROUP.BR

NY's only Brazilian Theatre Company.
Única compahia de teatro brasileiro em Nova Iorque.

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ABOUT US

Mission

 

Group .BR's mission is to present Brazilian culture through the performing arts. It serves enthusiasts of multicultural arts, contemporary, physical and avant-garde theatre. Group .BR's productions always incorporate the Portuguese language somehow (with English subtitles when present) offering the audience the opportunity to connect with the sound and musicality of the Brazilian language.

 

Biography

 

Born out of the love that its founders, Andressa Furletti, Thiago Felix and Debora Balardini, share for their Brazilian roots, the company started in 2011 with a public reading of the play Cerimônia do Adeus by Mauro Rasi. Fueled by the desire to give voice to Brazilian dramaturges, .BR produced A Serpente (The Serpent) by Brazil’s most known and controversial dramaturges, Nelson Rodrigues. With sold-out performances and a nomination to the 2012 Brazilian International Press Awards, it was clear that the work should continue. In 2013, Infinite While It Lasts, Group .BR’s first devised work based on the life and work of Brazilian poet and composer Vinicius de Moraes landed on the bohemian bar Nublu in East Village. A second run of the show happened in 2014 held at Studio 151 for four weeks. The show was nominated to the 2014 Innovative Theatre Awards for Outstanding Choreography/Movement and to the 2014 Brazilian International Press Award. Most recently, Inside The Wild Heart, an immersive theatrical experience based on the life and works of the Brazilian Jewish writer Clarice Lispector had a successful five week run at the Immersive Gallery, a 4,000sf warehouse in Williamsburg in 2016, and another five-week run in 2018 at the Aich Studio, a three-floor house in Manhattan. The show had great reviews and received four nominations and earned Andressa Furletti an award for Best Actress at the 2017 Brazilian International Press Award.

 

Other than its awarded productions, the company offers a variety of acting and dance workshop and signature events such as the theatrical Brazilian dance party Saravá!, the intimate Pão de Queijo Brunch and the Clarice's Hour (Hora de Clarice) in partnership with Moreira Salles Institute (Instituto Moreira Salles). 

 

WHO IS WHO

Andressa Furletti

Co-founder

Artistic Director

Board of Directors

Michelle Siqueira

Fundraising Adviser

Alfonso Ramos

Legal Adviser

Christian Perlingieri

Financial Adviser

Carolina Rosenstein

Outreach

Marcel Nadal

Legal Advicer

Honorary Board Members

Laura Gomez

Actress

Modesto Lacen

Actor

Sandro Isaack

Actor

 

WHO IS WHO

Andressa Furletti

Co-founder

Artistic Director

Debora Balardini

Co-founder

Executive Director

Board of Directors

Michelle Siqueira

Fundraising Adviser

Christian Perlingieri

Financial Adviser

Carolina Rosenstein

Outreach

Marcel Nadal

Legal Adviser

Urmi Chakrabarti 

Outreach

Honorary Board Members

Laura Gomez

Actress

Modesto Lacen

Actor

Sandro Isaack

Actor

Emanuelle Araújo

Actress and Singer

 
SUPPORTERS
Group. BR is a proud contributor to the Indie Theater Fund
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