This was the 4th play in Brazil after all the Becketts and heiner Muellers here in NY at La MaMa and the Theater for the New City: after Julian Beck told me “go down to Brazil, form a company and do what you do here in NY but on a HUGE scale – then come back to NY and you will be guaranteed the front page of the Arts and Leisure (NYTimes). And history proved him absolutely right. Here I had done the Beckett world premieres, the Heiner Mueller and so on. EletraComCreta was written by me so that I could attract the Brazilian
“Concrete Poets” – Haroldo de Campos, Augusto de Campos and Decio Pignatari – before this Eletra I did Quatro Vezes Beckett (a replica of the new york “Beckett Trilogy” (1985), Quartett (Tonia Carreiro and Sergio Britto 1986) and CarmemComFiltro (Fagundes and Co. Sao Paulo 1985)
How attached one becomes to attached posters and picture on the wall after a flood: Beckett on the left, Poster for Waiting for Godot (1990 Munich), poster of All Strange Away (1894 La MaMa NY) and tiny “post it” notes.