Out in the Tropics 2018
For two-nights only, author, actor, director, Silvero Pereira (Brazil) will perform BR TRANS by Brazilian theater company, As Travestidas. Featuring real stories gathered during a research process undertaken while traveling and working with transsexuals throughout Brazil’s northwestern and southern regions, this emphatic and timely solo-play superbly explores its poignant themes with wit and rich stagecraft.
BR TRANS | Silvero Pereira is an actor, director, producer, and writer. He holds an acting degree from the Federal Institute of Education of Ceará and began his career in 1998 as an actor in the Dionisyos Theater Company. The same year, he founded Parque de Teatro, in which he developed community-based work with underserved youth in a rural area in his state, using the arts as a form of education. In 2005, he created the Artistic Collective As Travestidas, producing and directing Uma Flor De Dama (2005), Cabare Da Dama (2008), Engenharia Erótica – Fabrica de Travestis (2012), Br-Trans (2013), Cabare Das Travestidas (2014) and Qtmt – Quem Tem Medo De Travesti (2015). The piece BR-Trans was named one of the ten best plays in 2015 by one of the most important newspapers in Brazil. This piece has been seen by over 30,000 people across Brazil and won the Aplauso Brasil award in the following categories: best actor, direction and dramaturgy in 2016.