Fora de Campo
Let's face it. We're undone by each other. And if we're not, we're missing something.
On stage there’s a film set where the recording of the pilot episode of a television series is awaited. It’s very hot! Action, Home and Body add to the sensationalist atmosphere, aiming to eagerly capture the spectator’s attention. A script that derives from A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen – a narrative that melts, diluted between dream and collective illusion. The character is aware that he needs to cause empathy and be convincing in order to survive. The performer knows the standardized structure where he belongs redefines and oppresses him. The spectator will be fully aware of the several overlapping fields of action that manipulate him.
Fora de Campo retrieves techniques and methods used in most popular television series to reflect on the concepts of power, architecture and emancipation. Isn’t our narrative made of very familiar dramas after all?
Creation and Direction
Cátia Tomé, Ivo Saraiva e Silva e Ricardo Teixeira
Ana Moreira, Cátia Tomé, Érica Rodrigues, Ivo Saraiva e Silva, Ricardo Teixeira, Sérgio de Brito, Vítor Silva Costa
João Cristóvão Leitão
João Lobo, Marta Ribeiro
Research and documentation
Telma João Santos
José Galamba – Décor Galamba
Costumes and Props
SillySeason, Inês Ariana
Joana Lourencinho Carneiro
SillySeason / RTP – Rádio e Televisão de Portugal
Associação ILGA Portugal, APAV, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Espaço do Tempo, Junta de Freguesia de Astromil, Teatro Cão Solteiro, Teatro do Eléctrico, Teatro Praga
Daniel Gorjão, Élvio Camacho, Enrique Escamilla, Eugénia Vasques, Fernando Vilas-Boas, José Maria Vieira Mendes, José Rito Nunes, Luís Pinto Mendes, Paula Erra, Paula Sá Nogueira, Purga, Ricardo Neves-Neves, Teresa Paixão
Special thanks to our families.
SillySeason is a structure financed by Direção Geral das Artes – República Portuguesa.
Teatro Taborda (Lisboa)
10 – 13 September 2020
Centro Cultural Vila Flor (Guimarães)
Festivais Gil Vicente
2 June 2021