Silvia Balestreri

about the author

Silvia Balestreri is Professor at the Departamento de Arte Dramática and Programa de Pós-graduação em Artes Cênicas (Performing Arts Department and Performing Arts Post-Graduate Programme) at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul), Porto Alegre, Brazil. From 1986 to 1992 she worked with Augusto Boal at the Center of Theater of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro (CTO-Rio), of which she was co-founder. Between the years 1995 and 2005 she integrated the Psychology Institute faculty at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), where she developed her interdisciplinary research in theatre and psychology. She holds a PhD in psychology from the Subjectivity Studies Group at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, one of the most important academic groups of study and diffusion of the works of Deleuze and Guattari in Brazil. Today she coordinates the research project “Theater and Subjectivity Production: Micropolitical Exercises,” which focuses on the works of the Italian multiartist Carmelo Bene.

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Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, BR


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Stuttering Machine, War Machine, Actorial Machine Carmelo Bene
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: A Thousand Plateaus, Carmelo Bene, Gilles Deleuze from A to Z, stuttering, theatre