The Journey of a Warlike Mind is a thought-provoking play about how family and social structures mould us into misshapen beings, and how trauma can become one’s own salvation.
Rose rises from the dead. She prepares for an imminent war, for the extreme necessity of transformation of a woman’s soul, a woman who has stopped feeling. She has the key to the mind of Eva, our heroine, and her many facets that battle throughout the play.
A woman who’s not afraid of laughing of her fortunes and misfortunes and who’s not afraid to express her child self with proud joy and to dive headfirst into the depth of the jungle that is our soul. The hardest journey of them all: from the mind to the bottom of the heart.
Based on a true episode of a mental breakdown, occurred during the impeachment process of Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rouseff, in 2016, “The Journey of a Warlike Mind” deals with the inherent tension in the relationships between all the voices that live inside our minds, and establishes an up-to-date discussion on gender on a deep and intimate level.
“The Journey of a Warlike Mind” is, above all, about change, transformation and transcendental hope. A tragicomic and bittersweet tale about rediscovering the roles that we play in our lives and breaking patterns that have been so rigidly built within us.
WINNER: Spirit of the Bedford Festival Fringe Award 2019
The Journey of a Warlike Mind is at VAULT Festival, Saturday 1 February, 16:30h and Sunday 2 February, 15:10h.