Academic Theatre as Civic Intervention

Participative and mobilising initiatives for the student community are common in an academic context, for topics such as human rights, sustainability and environment, and racial and gender issues.

Being part of an Academic Theatre group may make a difference in the daily lives of students, impacting directly the academic dynamic.

How can theatre, and especially Academic Theatre, intervene directly or indirectly in civil society?

With this tertulia we aim to promote reflexion.

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Pedro Marques
Pedro Marques

Licenciado em Estudos Artísticos pela Faculdade de Letras da ULisboa. Concluiu o IFICT. Frequentou o Hot Club. É encenador, iluminador, dramaturgo, músico. Trabalhou no Teatro da Cornucópia como iluminador e como tradutor, editor e assistente de encenação nos Artistas Unidos. Encenou peças de Gregory Motton, Sarah Kane, Harold Pinter, Pierre de Marivaux, Anthony Neilson, entre outros.
É membro fundador do grupo musical Project Z dedicado à obra do compositor Frank Zappa e do Estúdio Mir.


Rita Wengorovius
Rita Wengorovius

Graduated in Theatre and Education from the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. Course in Theatre - Atores da Scuola di Teatro di Bologna in Italy. Master in Creativity Applied to Community Theatre from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. Doctorate in Social and Community Theatre at the University of Turin, carrying out her research in Staging of Social Theatre.
She was a professor at the University of Évora from 2003 to 2007, and teaches currently at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, in the Theatre Master’s programme, specialising in Theatre and Community since 2008.
Artistic director of Teatro Umano, theatre director and actress since 1998. Thereunder, since 1998, TU - Teatro Umano has been carrying out the creation of research and comunitary theatre, artistic comunitary practice projects, with special emphasis on the Projecto Errar é Umano (It is human to make mistakes), which trains and creates with inmates of the Estabelecimento Prisional de Lisboa; Deuses da Perfeição (Gods of Perfection) - Reception Centres of the Santa Casa Misericórdia de Lisboa; Tu és Arte (You are Art) - Prevention of Risk Behaviours in partnership with the City Council of Lisboa. Theatre can be a changing engine, which is why she has developed various projects with different artists and in a comunitary context, where it has been possible to develop intense work that questions the link between art and life.

Cláudia Lucas Chéu
Cláudia Lucas Chéu

Writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter that has published stage writings Glória ou como Penélope Morreu de Tédio; Violência — fetiche do homem bom, editions of Bicho-do-Mato/National Theatre D.Maria II; A Cabeça Muda, Cama de Gato editions; Veneno (Short Collection of New Dramaturgy - Memory), Guilhotina editions, 2015. In prose-poetry, she has published the book Nojo, (no) editions. In poetry, the book Trespasse, Guilhotina editions, 2014 and Pornographia, Labirinto publisher, 2016. In 2017, her book Ratazanas (poetry) was published, by Selo Demónio Negro, in São Paulo, Brasil. She also published, in 2018, her first novel: Aqueles Que Vão Morrer, Labirinto publisher, and Beber Pela Garrafa (poetry), by Companhia das Ilhas. Has also just release her books A Mulher-Bala e outros contos, Labirinto publisher (2019); Confissão (poetry), Companhia das Ilhas, 2020; A Mulher Sapiens, Companhia das Ilhas, 2021.
In television, she wrote the shows "Velhos Amigos" (SP Television/RTP1) and "Mulheres Assim" with Filipa Leal (RTP1). She was a part of the team of screenwriters of the Emmy-award winning soap opera "Laços de Sangue" (SIC) and "Dancin Days" (SIC). Was the scriptwriter for "5 para a meia-noite", RTP2. Writes short stories weekly for the Público newspaper, chronicles for Máxima magazine and letters to newspaper supplement for Expresso.

Teresa Coutinho
Teresa Coutinho

Born in Porto, graduates in Interpretation by the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo, completed her last year in the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema de Lisboa.
As an actress, she worked with Christiane Jatahy, Rogério de Carvalho, Ricardo Neves-Neves, Raquel Castro, Maria João Luís, Maria Duarte, Companhia Os Possessos, Nuno M. Cardoso, among others. As a directing assistant, she worked with Tiago Rodrigues, Faustin Linyekula, Beatriz Batarda e Natália Luiza.
Created and wrote O ETERNO DEBATE (2018), WAYS OF LOOKING (2017) with Guilherme Gomes, based on the work of John Berger AGORA EU ERA - espectáculo para a infância (2017) with Catarina Santiago Costa and Pedro Moura, INDICAÇÃO PARA SE PERDER (2014), based on the work of Marguerite Duras, with Constança Carvalho-Homem and the micro-show AMANHÃ À MESMA HORA (2012).
Since 2016, she has been the coordinator of the poetry cycle ‘’Clubes dos Poetas Vivos’’ at TNDM II. In 2018, she was responsible for Tiago Rodrigues’ international spectacle tour Ça Ne Se Passe Jamais Comme Prévu.
Recently, she was part of the first Cooperativism Action Facilitating Centre, that emerged since April 14 2020, in a pandemic and devastating context for the sector of the Arts and Culture, together with Carlota Lagido, David Marques, Ana Rocha, Claudia Galhós, Raquel André, Filipa Francisco and many others to come.

João Oliveira
João Oliveira

João Oliveira is a senior of a Master’s Degree in Psychology of Education at the Faculty Of Psychology, ULisboa, He is also a coordinator of the academic theatre group Ultimacto. In the last year, he has stimulated, with GAPE and GAPsi, a series of activities inspired in theatrical exercises, to explore and develop social-emotional skills with FPIEUL and FCUL students during the pandemic. Last but not least, João Oliveira is a trickster with a good ticker, who happens to be a good speaker and who never says no, even as a whisper.