2 Charcoal Boys, the theatre
A fictional narrative is crafted into a performing stage set through the art of scenography, observing the marriage of the arts and (spatial) design. Theatrical stage and scenic design are the creation of the visual and the aural: illustrating our unconsciousness. Unlike the manifesto in 01, the stage supports and extends an idea of a given narrative (in this case a performance). Through the art of scenography, the stage ‘action’ design is kept minimal; letting the stage narrate along with the story.
The fictional narrative is based on a haunting children’s story by Roger Mello; Charcoal Boys. Narrated by a wasp, Charcoal Boys follows a young boy working in Brazil’s charcoal mines. The boy’s strength and resilience shine through the darkness in this moving condemnation of child labor.