The Passion According to Janair draws inspiration from Clarice Lispector's novel The Passion According to G.H. and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. The play tells the story of Janair, a black maid who is invisible to her boss and the society she lives in. Janair's existence is revealed in her tiny room in a luxurious penthouse in Rio de Janeiro. This revelation empowers her to become an observer, assessing the ways of her challengers. The play combines physical theater, text and music to depict the hypocrisy of the socially defined role of the maid and the search for the self in a desperate attempt to build an identity. The play highlights the intersectionality of gender, race, and social roles in the context of inequalities and institutionalized racism. The project aims to give voice to the struggles of being a black, invisible woman.
As part of the development of the play, Group Dot BR and The Tank present the staged reading of the latest development of the script and invite the audience for feedback and voice out their opinions and impressions.
May, 6th at 3:00 PM
May 7th at 7:00 PM
@ The Tank
312 W 36TH ST, NEW YORK, NY, 10018
Ana Carbatti and Andressa Furletti
Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini
Stage Manager and Sound Operator
Mayah Lourdes Burke
Light Design and Operator
New York BPM
Photo & Video
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, NYSCA-A.R.T./New York Creative Opportunity Fund (A Statewide Theatre Regrant Program), New Directions Publishing and Materials for the Arts.