Os Sertões: O homem 2 — da re-volta ao trans-homem (2003)

From 2000 to 2007, Teat(r)o Oficina Uzyna Uzona worked on the staging of Euclides da Cunha's epic book, Os Sertões, which describes the 19th Century War of Canudos in the Brazilian "sertão," lead by Antônio Conselheiro. The final result was a pentalogy, formed by the plays A Terra (2002), O Homem I (2003), O Homem II (2003), A Luta I (2005), and A Luta II (2006), totalizing 27 hours of theater. Os Sertões reads the episodes of the war in light of past and present Brazilian history, and in relation to the struggle of the group against media mogul Sílvio Santos, who wanted to tear down the historic theater to build a shopping mall.

Dedicated to "the creation of an heroic and anti-heroic attitude of those that go to war and say: Farewell Man!," the theatrical version of the second movement of the second part of Os Sertões presents the passage from the re-volted man to the trans-man, creator of an alternate possibility for human adventure on Earth. From the story of Antônio Conselheiro, all theater relives its seminal death: a common man who, out of love, transmutes into an anti-messianic leader, gathering a legion of "sertanejos," roots of solidarity in the inlands of Bahia who, in a community effort, raise dams, churchs, and cemiteries. The community had at one point 25 thousand inhabitants, in its days the second largest city of Bahia. Capuchin Friars attempted to disperse the people of Canudos "diplomatically." Their denial to obey the official religious order led the Evangelist Friar to damn the followers of Antônio Conselheiro in the name of Jesus. The City prepares for war.

Additional Materials

iconOs Sertões: O Homem II, program with script (POR) (6.4 MB)

iconOs Sertões: O Homem II, program with script (POR) (2.97 MB)


Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/z08kptfp

Additional Info

  • Title: Os Sertões: O homem 2 - da re-volta ao trans-homem
  • Alternate Title: Os Sertões: The man 2 - from re-volution to trans-man
  • Holdings: photo gallery, program, script
  • Duration: 05:45:04
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Date: 2003
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Adão Filho, Adriana Capparelli, Adriana Viegas, Adriano Salhab, André Santana Lagartixa, Anna Guilhermina, Aury Porto, Camila Mota, Daniel Camilo, Danilo Tomic, Elenildo de Moura Uga, Fernando Coimbra, Fioravante Almeida, Francisco Rodrigues Rato, Fransérgio Araújo, Freddy Allan, Frederick Steffen Benfica, Gabriel Fernandes, Guilherme Calzavara, Ito Alves, Juliane Elting, Karina Buhr, Letícia Coura, Marcelo Drummond, Mariana de Moraes, Mariano Mattos Martins, Naomy Schölling, Otávio Ortega, Ricardo Bittencourt, Rodolfo Dias Paes – Dipa, Sálvio do Prado, Samuel de Assis, Sylvia Prado, Vera Barreto Leite, Wilson Feitosa Jr., Zé Celso Martinez Corrêa, Zé de Paiva; BIXIGÃO: Aneliê Schinaider, Ariclenes Barroso, Beiço – Gilmário Júnior, Cíntia Ingrid, Débora Santos, Edísio do Santos, Edna do Santos, Geni de Lira, Isabela Santana, Ivan Cardoso, Jacqueline Braga, Jhonatha Ferreira, Juliane Lira, Laene Santana, Luna Oliveira, Talita Martins, Thiago Martinho, Xandy
  • Credits: José Celso Martinez Corrêa, director; Camila Mota, assistant director; Catherine Hirsch, adviser; José Celso Martinez Corrêa, Fernando Coimbra, and Tommy Pietra, dramaturgy; Marcelo Pellegrini, musical direction and original soundtrack; Maura Baiocchi, Wolfgang Pannek, and Haroldo Alves, choreography; Cibele Forjaz and Allan Milani, lighting design; Gabriel Fernandes, Henrique Palazzo, video; Elisete Jeremias and Rodrigo Andreolli, stage directors; Osvaldo Gabrieli, art director and set design; Olintho Malaquias, Helena Amaral, and Nelson Kume, costume design; Ana Rúbia de Melo, Bia Fonseca, and Freddy Lopes, producers.

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