The women from Cuxá, our cooperative at the Women’s Penitentiary Unit in Maranhão, attended a theater course held inside the prison in February. The project is part of an even wider cycle: they will be the ones producing part of the costumes used at Marrom, the Musical, a musical written and directed by Miguel Falabella, designed and produced by Jô Santana. The two were also in São Luís for a workshop at the Arthur de Azevedo Theater, where some of the actors featured in the musical are being casted and trained.
Not only will they learn about musical production, but they will also get paid for the costumes production. “However the most important is the feeling of belonging to society. This affects the entire structure of the human being and the system, which needs to be increasingly remodeled for social reintegration”, recalls Patrícia Villela Marino, president of the Humanitas360 Institute, Cuxa’s founder and supporter.
Marrom, the Musical has had a stage of development and research in Maranhão due to the samba artist origins, born in São Luís. One of the criteria is that at least four actors featured in the musical, casted in workshops, must be born in the state. The musical is scheduled to premiere in August of this year, in São Paulo, and should go on tour to five other states. This project celebrates the Alcione’s 50th career anniversary. An exhibition about her career should take place later this year at Itau Cultural