Last Memory/Última Memória, by Sara Carinhas, is available online here on the digital platform of the PROSPERO network.
It is also possible to access the show’s teaser and an interview with the creator, as well as other free content from São Luiz and other partner theatres.
Memory occupies the central place of this project. “No. It’s not about memory but about the fear of forgetting”, writes Sara Carinhas. Books and photographs are present on stage as symbols of inscription, registration, remembrance. Combining her voice with that of other authors, the actress and director seeks to confuse in her autobiography, fictions and stories that do not belong to her. Virginia Woolf, eternal ghost-author revisited by Sara, reappears, this time through her non-fiction texts and the chronology that intersects between the two – there are also images, family trees, letters received, fear of the end of the world and the literature needed to keep the dream alive. A performance in the form of a conference-monologue that can sometimes be confused with a party (and what dangers does a party run?), through which the actress shares references that feed ideas, frames of life, unfinished thoughts, doubts and proposals , oscillating between the fixed script he wrote and the improvisation, or forgetting, of the moment.
Show presented at Teatro São Luiz from March 22 to April 2, 2023.