What if Macbeth ruled modern-day Brazil? After her impressive Strindberg adaptation Julia at REDCAT last year, Christiane Jatahy returns to Los Angeles with The Walking Forest. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, she explores the impact of our greedy political and economic power systems on ordinary people. The audience is free to roam around this video and theater installation screening various documentaries recounting the stories of young Brazilians who were crushed by the system. At the same time, a group of actors record a film— a modernized Macbeth. Breaking down the boundaries between fact and fiction, and between theater and film, Jatahy brings the tragedy of everyday life to the surface.
Performed in Portuguese with English supertitles.