A good example is ‘Eles não usam tênis naique’ which have earned compliments since their debut in 2015, including the Curitiba Theater Festival, the most important in the country. Márcia Zanelatto's text was inspired by the famous Brazilian theater play ‘Eles não usam black tie’ from 1958, updating the generation conflict between father and son in the favela today, where a former drug dealer father has an ideological clash with the daughter, a member of the drug cartel. Cia Marginal's origin dates from the early 2000s when Isabel Penoni arrived at Maré for drama classes with young people, together with actress Joana Levi. From then on, both participated in other projects in Maré that used theater as a critical tool while younger people were joining the group, afterwards consolidated as a company.
Director: Isabel Penoni
Production: Mariluci Nascimento
Actors: Jaqueline Andrade, Geandra Nobre, Phellipe Azevedo, Priscilla Andrade, Rodrigo Souza and Wallace Lino
Collaborators: Bianca Fero, Diogo Vitor, Rosyane Trotta, Sinésio Jefferson and Joana Levi.
2019 - Petrobras
2019 - SESI Cultural
2016 Cultural Territories Bid Tender – Municipal Culture Office of Rio de Janeiro
2014 Local Actions Bid Tender – Municipal Culture Office of Rio de Janeiro
2013 Municipal Culture Office of Rio de Janeiro – Incentive
2012 Myriam Muniz de Teatro Funarte Award
2011 Municipal Culture Office – FATE / State Culture Office – Culture Bid Tender Set Design Award
2010 State Culture Office – Culture Bid Tender
2008 State Culture Office – Culture Bid Tender
2006 Myriam Muniz de Teatro Funarte Award
While the Marginal Theater Company was developing into a company, its educational arm was also born, with theatre classes run by the actor Wallace Lino for young people from the region, thus replicating the group’s initial model. Since 2007, this process has been incorporated into the series of artistic and cultural initiatives organized by Redes da Maré. Today, the students led by Lino – who meet at the offices of Redes da Maré – hope to become an established company under the recently adopted name Atiro. The group consists of 15 young people who have explored their memories of the region to create the show "Ela pode estar em você" – She Could Be In You, from 2013, about the challenge of achieving peace in the context of conflict between the police and criminals. They subsequently created an allegory about the many northeasterners who come to the region in pursuit of the dream of an idealized Rio de Janeiro. "Vai" – Go, toured through the 16 communities of the Maré, with premieres of shows of the Marginal Theater Company at the Arts Centre. In 2016, the group created "Agora eu sei o chão que piso" / Now I Know The Ground I Walk On, based on research inspired by the book "O teatro do bem e do mal" – The Theatre Of Good And Evil, by Eduardo Galeano.