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The Idiots — Terceira Pessoa

May 20 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Os Idiotas. Terceira Pessoa. © Tiago Moura

The Idiots — Terceira Pessoa


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May 20th • 09:30pm
Oficina Magina | Tickets available soon

The Idiots is the last creation of the tetralogy which began in 2015, around the theatrical process, in which a normative, organic or merely functional idea of “theatre” is questioned, starting on the elementary conditions that underlie the organicity of this artistic convention or formal assumption.

In The Idiots, the leitmotiv is the acting work of the actors and the actresses, as a research and experimenting engine around the binomials fiction / reality and, consequently, performers / audience. There’s no intention of operating a dichotomy of these concepts, but rather an attempt to bring them to the same horizontal frame, giving them an active presence, even though under different perceptions, centered in the presence of the actors and actresses. This way, the artistic creation as a cohesive and meaningful unit is reversed, putting it as an unclean happening, swinging in the edge of risk and unpredictability.

Created by Ana Gil, Nuno Leão and Óscar Silva, and dramaturgy by Miguel Castro Caldas, The Idiots seeks to flesh out the acting technique, testing the previously mentioned binomials, under a concrete fiction: a group of unemployed actors creates a club to practice the acting art, fundamental for their jobs. It is within this narrative framework that it is intended to make into the possibility of theatre, the condition of the actor who is continuously struggling with what is redone and undone, fighting doggedly with the silence – as if more he acted, the more he ended up missing.



Co-Creation: Ana Gil, Nuno Leão, Óscar Silva
Text and Dramaturgy: Miguel Castro Caldas
Performers: Ana Gil, Filipa Matta, Nuno Leão, Óscar Silva, Tiago Barbosa e Vera Kalantrupmann
Light and Sound Design: pedro fonseca/colectivo, ac
Communication Design: Cátia Santos
Video Recording and Photography of the Process: Tiago Moura
Executive Production: Rita Boavida
Production Support: Bruno Esteves
Production: Terceira Pessoa
Co-Production: TNDMII e Teatro-Cine de Torres Vedras
Support and Reception: Município de Castelo Branco, Teatro Municipal de Ourém, Centro Cultural Município do Cartaxo, Centro das Artes do Espetáculo de Sever do Vouga, Teatro Viriato em Viseu, Teatro Gil Vicente de Barcelos, Teatro Municipal de Bragança, Cine Teatro João Verde em Monção
Creation Residencies: Fábrica da Criatividade, O Espaço do Tempo, 23 Milhas, Teatro do Silêncio, Ajidanha, Rua das Gaivotas 6 e Cão Solteiro
Media Partners: Antena 2 e CoffeePaste


May 20
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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