Luanda Casella is a Brazilian writer, storyteller and performer living and working in Belgium since 2006. Her research and practice focus broadly on the ways individuals relate to narratives in order to create a sense of identity, to form their opinion, and ultimately to protect themselves. Highly influenced by post-modern literature, Luanda’s writings often employ metafiction to comment language construction on a philosophical and political level. Her latest work Short of Lying premiered last year at the Belgian summer festival TAZ and is now on international tour. This piece has granted her the playwright price SABAM Theaterschrijfprijs, 2018.