Embedded in the Luz neighborhood, in the middle of what is often referred to as São Paulo’s cracolândia (crack-land), is the Container Theater, an independent performance space conceived and built by the Mungunzá Performing Arts Collective. The collective is comprised by actors that have been producing plays about social and political issues over the past 10 years. This is a case study of how the architectonic decisions of the Container Theater, from its location to its use of openings and enclosures, complicate the relations between the theater, the Luz neighborhood, and its population.

Published in Unbag Magazine