Thursday, September 08, 2005

Augusto Boal Update

Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 16:15:14 -0300
From: Augusto Boal
Subject: Re: your pension
To: richard schechner

Dear Richard,

in all, from all over the world, I have up to now received almost 700 emails. They keep coming. From your friends came many many - some of them wrote me a second email to tell me that you had contacted them and expressing their solidarity.

The effect is still unknown - my lawyer has not yet received an invitation from the President of Amnesty Commission to go to Brasília to deffend my case, as she had asked for. She says she will wait until next week and then try again. In her opinion, this enormous ammount of emails will produce a strong impression, but things in Brasília are slow, very slow.

I will certainly write you as soon as something new happens. Once again, thanks a lot, fraternally, Augusto

1 Comments: said...

I was saddened to hear of Augusto Boal's predicament. He is a major figure in theatre, politics and of humanity in general. It is a disgrace that a country would treat one of its most respected citizens in such a way. As an American with Brazilian ancestry, I am ashamed. How is he now? How can I help from here in the US? Is there a way for me to contact him to wish him my best and offer my help?

As all forms of serious, controversial art and the artists who create such work are beseiged the world over, we who practice art--in whatever form--must stick togeter and come to each others' aid.

Let's start now.

Meus sinceros votos para saude, paz e acao, Augusto.

Richard David Boyce

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