Open Call Blackface
- 31.03 — 15.04 2023
We are looking for video artists with technical skills on directing, filming, editing and operating video to be part of the artistic team of a show called Blackface, written and performed by Marco Mendonça.
You can apply by filling this form until April, 15th.
Blackface is a musical conference based on the recurrent use of blackface in various social contexts. From popular traditions to television contests, from humor sketch shows to theatre, Marco Mendonça questions the limits of common sense regarding the representation of black people in Portugal.
Parallel to the importance of video in the popularisation of a racist theatre practice, Marco Mendonça intends to use video as one of the central elements both in the research process and the creation process of the show.
This open call is for video artists who are interested in working in this process, considering the ironic and humoristic nature intended for Blackface, as well as the sensitivity of its theme.
The creation process demands availability in the periods mentioned below. We show preference for people living close to Lisbon, where the majority of rehearsals will take place, since there’s no capacity to support logistical costs beyond those indicated in the proposition below (such as traveling, accommodation or food).
-12 to 27 June, rehearsals in Lisbon;
-12 to 22 July, for possible filming and/or rehearsing sessions;
-between August 29 and September 9, rehearsals and pre-opening at O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo);
-15 to 19 de Novembro, rehearsals and presentations at TBA (Lisboa), Alkantara Festival 2023.
What we offer:
-Self-employed contract via Recibo Verde/Invoice on the value of 1.700€ (before taxes) for the time period of 12th of June to 9th of September;
-Short term contract on the value of 110€/per day (before taxes) for the time period of 15th to 19th of November. Includes rehearsals and presentations at TBA in the context of Alkantara Festival 2023. (applying all the legal fees and taxes).
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Marco Mendonça was born in Mozambique in 1995 and lives in Lisbon since 2007. He graduated in theatre at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. He works regularly with the company Os Possessos. He was a trainee at Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, where he worked with João Pedro Vaz, Tiago Rodrigues and Faustin Linyekula. He was part of shows by Liesbeth Gritter (Kassys), Tonan Quito and Mala Voadora. He debuted as author and co-creator, alongside João Pedro Leal and Eduardo Molina, in "Parlamento Elefante", a project that won the Amélia Rey Colaço scholarship. In...