Christiane Jatahy (Brazil) Julia

Christiane Jatahy: Julia

"A fascinating, contemporary take on this story of class division and a troubled young woman who cannot negotiate her obsession with one of her family’s male servants." - 

“Christiane Jatahy is the new voice of Brazilian theater. Julia is innovative theater with a strong cinematic impact. A must see” – Le Libre, Belgium  

“Julia” updates Strindberg's text with singularity and pungency, exploring new narrative possibilities in theater.”

– Folha de São Paulo

JULIA from Christiane Jatahy on Vimeo.

Performance contains mature content, nudity and intense sexual situations. In Portuguese with English surtitles.

Internationally praised Brazilian author and director Christiane Jatahy expertly negotiates the boundaries between cinema and theater while exploring the reality of Brazil’s current society in her award winning work Julia, an adaptation of the classic August Strindberg work Miss Julie. With a contemporary lens, Jatahy integrates film technique on stage, to break down boundaries between past and present, actor and character, and reality and fiction to create unusual encounters between actor and audience. Running time 70 minutes


Christiane Jatahy autora e diretora brasileira reconhecida internacionalmente transpõe fronteiras com o seu trabalho em cinema e teatro ao explorar a realidade da sociedade brasileira em seu premiado trabalho Júlia, uma adaptação do clássico de August Strindberg Miss Julie. Com um olhar contemporâneo, Christine Jatahy leva a técnica cinematográfica ao palco, iliminando desta forma limites entre passado e presente, ator e personagem, realidade e ficção resultando num encontro incomun entre ator e platéia.

This engagement of Christiane Jatahy is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Funded in part with generous support from the Performing Americas Program, a partnership between the National Performance Network (NPN) and the Network of Cultural Promoters of Latin America and the Caribbean (La RED) designed to increase artistic exchange in the Western Hemisphere. The Performing Americas Program is supported by the NPN with funding provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. For more information visit 

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THU 2/18
8:30 pm
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FRI 2/19
8:30 pm
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SAT 2/20
8:30 pm
$30  $24$18
SUN 2/21
7:00 pm
$30  $24$18

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M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff