This is a past event.
Following the Direção-Geral da Saúde [Portuguese Public Health Authority] recommendations devised to contain the spread of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19), and according to the contingency plan in place, Culturgest informs it will be closed from March 12 until May 19, 2020.
In this parliament, the audience will act as its members, voting on the “laws” that will construct history. The characters are two masters of debate, who use all types of schemes to impose their proposals: bribery, censorship, cronyism, squabbling, guerrilla marketing, populist discourse, and even absurd arguments. The discussion serves as a platform for challenging the beliefs and convictions of the audience and stimulating their critical sense. No one ever said that being a member of parliament was easy.
Parliament 2.0 is a participatory show inspired by traditional children’s stories, adapting their language to the modern world and transforming them into a reflection on democracy, freedom, totalitarian regimes and censorship.
Formed in 2018, the Bestiário collective was the result of a desire to intersect different storylines. The collective’s projects cross cultural heritage with natural and social sciences while reviving biographical and popular histories.
Afonso Viriato, Helena Caldeira, Joana Petiz, Miguel Ponte e Teresa Vaz