Janaina Matter is an actress, teacher, dramaturg, and since 2007 artistic director of Súbita Companhia de Teatro in Curitiba, Brazil. In theatre, she is committed to the study of physicality, gesture dramaturgy and authorial material, having a strong background in the Suzuki Method for Actors and the Viewpoints, delivering workshops for professional and non-professional theatre makers. During 16 years as an actress, Janaina has developed mostly collaborative and devised work, with permanent research on directing and acting. She is an active member of The Magdalena Project, international network of women in contemporary theatre, and one of the translators for the website and events. In 2021 she was part of the organising team for the first Magdalena Online Festival - Bodies:on:Live that took place in June. In 2019, Janaina Matter opened an art space called Alfaiataria (Taylor shop) in Curitiba, a physical and symbolic space of resistance, dialogues, artistic investigations and exchange.
Football Country (work-in-progress) - X Transit Festival
08. June 2022
Work in progress Janaina Matter, Brazil
Actor: Janaina Matter Director: Julia Varley
Football Country is a work in progress about a daughter: the daughter of a father, of a society, of a nation, born and raised in what is believed to be the country of foot- ball and samba. Where do the footprints lead us? Watch out, to not tread on this ground with shoes.