Hammer and Sickle
With: Rita von Hunty
Mediation: Conrado Dess
Critical reflections carried out in dialogue with the public. Guests from different fields of knowledge take a cross-cultural view in order to cross borders and expand the readings of the works in focus.
Rita von Hunty is the drag persona of actor and teacher Guilherme Terreri. With a degree in performing arts from UNIRIO and English Language and Literature from USP, Rita develops art-education work focused on the debate of social issues through Culture Studies. She performs in film, theatre, presents a TV show aired throughout Latin America (Drag Me As A Queen – NBCU) and has a YouTube channel, Tempero Drag, with one million subscribers.
Conrado Dess is a researcher, theatre director, playwright and PhD student in Performing Arts at the School of Communications and Arts at USP. He holds a Bachelor’s and MA degree in Performing Arts from the same institution, with the dissertation Representations and representativeness in the contemporary scene: notes on an aesthetic, political and social crossing, supervised by Sílvia Fernandes. During his master’s degree, he did a research internship at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Madrid – Spain), supervised by researcher Óscar Cornago. He researches the relations between theatre and race, focusing on themes such as: black theatres, black representation in contemporary scene and aesthetic, political and social implications caused by the presence of non-hegemonic bodies in the scene.