Shuffle is an aesthetic and dramaturgical research about the relation between order and randomness in the contemporary world. Creating an experimental structure, the play is a double theatre adaptation of the novel “The Stranger” by Albert Camus and the short story “Shuffle” by Luiz Antonio Ribeiro (also the playwriight of this play). The premise: a man gets an iPod Shuffle (a music player launched by Apple Inc. whose model only allows the songs to be played randomly), and the use of the device transforms his actions into direct consequences of the emotions caused by listening to the songs. In Shuffle, the same mechanisms of the iPod Shuffle are used to compose text and scene: the play is divided in ten fragments. For each fragment, a title song. These are executed at random by the iPod itself during the presentation, and the actor has to deal with the exposure of the scene that, each day, has a different order. This proposal suggests a reflection about the clash between man and technology and intends, from a distanced look, to highlight the consequences of this relationship.
The play debuted in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in September 2012.
Conception and direction: Leandro Romano
Co-direction: Julia Bernat
Dramaturgy: Luiz Antonio Ribeiro
Cast: Gabriel Vaz
Set and light design: Elsa Romero and Isadora Petrauskas
Costume design: Anna Cecília Cabral
Vocal preparation: Julia Bernat
Body preparation: Ana Rios
Sound editing: Jayme Monsanto
Direction assistance: Luiz Antonio Ribeiro
Art assistance: Gaia Catta and Lia Maia
Theoretical consultancy: Danrlei de Freitas
Shuffle is a Teatro Voador Não Identificado production.