(The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven)
More transgender people are murdered in Brazil each year than in any other country in the world.
In this powerful reimagining of Jo Clifford’s tender and acclaimed one-woman play, theatre meets storytelling in a queer ritual that embodies Jesus in the present time as a travesti woman from the fringes of Sao Paulo.
Well-loved gospel stories and parables are re-told from a contemporary perspective, gathering us in with a 2000-year-old radical message of love and forgiveness while exposing the oppression and violence experienced by trans* people and those who are “other”.
Renata Carvalho’s raw, mesmerising and provocative performance brings her political identity as travesti to the fore, challenging us to listen and and to understand the human suffering caused by stigma and marginalization.
Performed in Portuguese, with English subtitles
Written by Jo Clifford
Translated & Directed by Natalia Mallo
Performed by Renata Carvalho
Supported by British Council
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th November
Upstairs at The MAC