Intertwining sly humor and raw carnality, Brazilian polymath (actor, playwright, director) Carolina Bianchi shares the stage with 16 naked men in an unrepentant meditation on the “Alpha Female.” A wry liturgy of bodies, LOBO (Wolf) marries fierce, sensual kaleidoscopic tableaux with a knowing commentary on women’s power. Turning the tale of Little Red Riding Hood on its head, Bianchi drolly forces the question: who is the wolf?

Since 2015, Carolina Bianchi has worked with Cara de Cavalo (Horse’s Face), a group of multidisciplinary and independent artists. Through eroticism, violence, and farce, her work involves practices that drive actors to extreme physical and emotional states. Among her most recent works are LOBO, Kill Me with Pleasure and The Magnificent TremorLOBO marks her North American debut.

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Recommended readings to accompany the Indefinite Article by André Lepecki.

Severino J. Albuquerque and Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez (eds.), Performing Brazil: Essays on Culture, Identity, and the Performing Arts. University of Wisconsin Press, 2017.

Perry Anderson, Brazil Apart: 1964-2019. Verso, 2019.

James N. Green, Victoria Langland, Lilia Moritz Schwarcz (eds.), The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Duke University Press Books, 2019.

Pamela S. Murray (ed.), Women and Gender in Modern Latin America. Routledge, 2015.

Cristina F. Rosa, Brazilian Bodies and Their Choreographies of Identification: Swing Nation. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Extra Credit

We’ve picked a book to complement each show in our season. We’ve got novels, short stories, essays, poetry, and memoir. Before opening night of each show (usually Fridays, but not always!), we’ll meet in the lobby for happy hour drinks and discussion. It’s an fun, informal way to find a new favorite book, meet people, and get your brain into gear for the show – even if you haven’t had a chance to read the book yet.

NYU Skirball Book Club | Friday, April 3, 2020

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Ada was born with one foot on the other side. Having prayed her into existence, her parents struggle to deal with the volatile and contradictory spirits peopling their troubled girl.