These performances are part of the ETC International Theatre Conference, in Lisbon from 3 November - 6 November 2022.

All the performances are in Portuguese with English surtitles.


Cardenos de
Directed and written by Raquel S 

Wednesday 2 November


Friday 4 November


Sala Estúdio, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II 

Cadernos de ______ [Notebooks of ______] opens a box filled with notebooks, diaries, poems, tickets, postcards, written by ______ during a period of 21 years. It’s an essay about what identity is or is not. Cadernos de ______ is a work of friendship. Cadernos de ______ is a performance for______ . 

by Rachel S. 
Interpretation and Co-creation: Maria Jorge 
Costumes and Scenic Space: Pedro Azevedo 
Lights:Rui Monteiro 
Dramaturgical Collaboration: Rita Lagarto 
Image and Video: Nuno Matos 
Music Composition: José Alberto Gomes 
Production Direction: Inês Maia | Crowbar 

Production Noitarder – Cultural Association 
co-production Teatro Nacional D. Maria II 
Artistic Residencies CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva, O Espaço do Tempo 
support TUP Teatro Universitário do Porto


Casa Portuguesa 
Directed and written by Pedro Penim

Thursday 3 November 2022

Sala Garrett, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II 

Casa Portuguesa tells the (fictional) story of an ex-soldier from the Colonial War who is confronted by the decadence and transformation of traditional concepts of home, family, country and the canon of the father figure. A production with a backdrop of recent events in Portuguese democracy and the open wounds of its history. 

Concept and Staging: Pedro Penim
Scenario: Joana Sousa 
Costumes : Behen 
Lights: Daniel Worm d'Assumpção 
Sound: Miguel Lucas Mendes 
Staging Assistance: Bernardo de Lacerda 
production D. Maria II National Theater 

With: Carla Maciel, João Lagarto, Sandro Feliciano and Fado Bicha (Lila Tiago and João Caçador)

Photo:©Filipe Ferreira


Perfect Match
By Hotel Europa

Saturday 5 November

21:00 – 22:30

Teatro Municipal Joaquim Benites – Almada

Perfect Match is a documentary theatre performance about the importance of love in the new migratory movements. These movements - which are often seen as a threat - contrast with the gentrification crisis in most European cities and the arrival of migrants from rich countries that are often described as expats.

By Hotel Europa
André Amálio and Tereza Havlíčková
Set Design: Hotel Europa
Light and Technical Direction: Joaquim Madaíl
Executive Production: Maria João Santos
Co-Production: FITEI e Temps d’image
With: Edison Otero, Laurence Alliston-Greiner, Lydie Bárbara, Ricardo Cruz, Simone Carugati, Tereza Havlíčková

Watch the teaser of the performance

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