Stage directions: Teatro Alfa Real exemplifies trends in Brazil's theatre boom

In the last few years, Brazil has seen an explosion in new theatre construction. According to theatre consultant Robert Davis, "Brazil has a law to stimulate philanthropic support of the arts," which leads to a wide variety of corporate giving. For example, the Alfa Real Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports any number of activities in the arts and humanities in Brazil, including arts education, museums, archeology, historic preservation, and live performance. Architecture,

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