About the play

    Coema is a metaphor that focuses on the great power of narrative and how important it is to remember to tell each other stories. Coema is both a storytelling show, but also a story in itself.

    Actress and musician lead the audience to a plot that stems from the childhood memory of an old storyteller. This story will be a springboard to the main story of the play, "The Farmer's Mute Son," a popular folk tale written by Brazilian author Ricardo Azevedo. The play is called "Coema", which means "it is morning" in the native Guarani language. Coema is also the name of the story heroine, who tries to make the farmer's son speak by telling stories.


    The performance mixes three artistic languages: theater, music, and literature. It invites the audience to an intimate encounter, with eye-level contact with the performers. Stage props are re-imagined in various ways and scenes are created with few visual resources, thus letting the imagination and creativity of the viewers to take part in the process. The music played live, creates a spectacle apart. However, actress and musician interact in the creation of these images, and the original music, created with references to Brazilian and Danish traditional music, further ennobles the spectacle, wrapped by a poetic narrative.