the extra 2016
The monologue, with Pedro Henrique Müller, tells the ironic story of an actor who, against his own desire, ends up becoming an extra. From this moment, the play points to a cyclical abyss of metalanguage and repetition, resulting from an investigation of the effects of recursion (in particular the Droste Effect, the repetition of a smaller image within the image itself) in theatrical creation. Thus and so, the extra is invited to act in a play called “The Extra” which tells the story of an extra who is invited to act in a play called “The Extra” and so on.
The play debuted in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in July 2016.
Direction: Leandro Romano
Dramaturgy: Luiz Antonio Ribeiro
Cast: Pedro Henrique Müller
Conception: Leandro Romano, Luiz Antonio Ribeiro and Pedro Henrique Müller
Set design: Elsa Romero and Ianara Elisa
Light design: Lara Cunha
Costume design: Marina Dalgalarrondo
Original soundtrack: Felipe Ventura and Gabriel Vaz
Sound editing: LC Varella
Voices in off: José Mayer and Pedro Henrique Müller
Direction assistance: Luiz Antonio Ribeiro
Art design: Marcello Talone
The Extra is a Teatro Voador Não Identificado production.
Photos (by Nan Giard)