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Niet Hebben (Rejected Letter)

Crista Alfaiate
February 5 and 6


February 5, 10.30am
February 6, 4.30pm
Spoken in Portuguese, no subtitle
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Age range +12
Appropriate theme for secondary school students
Running time 50 min

Niet Hebben will make its return to the stage at 2023, for now it will be shown online.

From well-known texts such as Pero Vaz de Caminha’s Brazil’s Birth Certificate: The Letter, Kafka’s Letter to His Father, Oscar Wilde’s Letter to Bosie, Mariana Alcoforado’s Portuguese Letters and The New Portuguese Letters by Maria Teresa Horta, Maria Isabel Barreno and Maria Velho da Costa, among others, this rejected letter seeks to rethink some subjects such as feminism, war and post-colonialism in a world ruled by Instagram, TikTok and Facebook. On stage, like, there’s this actress, willing to write a letter like she talks. As she talks. Blaming herself for going through other people’s correspondence, she thinks about some of the letters she unduly and secretly read when she could’ve just scrolled on Instagram or taken selfies. This can be either a speech, a hunch, or an email, fearless of the past, with eyes set on the future.


Photography: LU.CA/Alípio Padilha

Cast and Creative

Creation and interpretation Crista Alfaiate
Text Diogo Bento e Crista Alfaiate
Creation support Cláudia Gaiolas e Diogo Bento
Lighting design Rui Monteiro
Lighting design assistant Teresa Antunes
Original score Sérgio Martins e Rui Lima
Sound design Pedro Lima e João Monteiro
Direction Paulo Cunha Martins
Graphic and visual content Catarina Lee
Costume design Aldina Jesus
Executive production Joana Costa Santos e Luna Rebelo
Coproduction LU.CA – Teatro Luís de Camões e TNSJ – Teatro Nacional São João
Support Fundação GDA e Largo Residências