Pedro Gil

Don Juan esfaqueado na Avenida da Liberdade
FITEI – Festival Internacional de Teatro de Expressão Ibérica 2019

May

24 Fri 19.00h


CAMPO ALEGRE Auditorium

7.50€ • >16  

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Text and artistic director Pedro Gil
Cast Filipa Matta, Miguel Loureiro, Pedro Gil, Raquel Castro, Rita Calçada Bastos and Tónan Quito
Assistant Diogo Andrade
Lighting design Daniel Worm d’Assumpção
Executive production Vítor Alves Brotas | Agência 25
Set photography Mariana Silva
Residencies O Espaço do Tempo, Companhia Olga Roriz
Support Forum Dança
Co-produced by Barba Azul, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Teatro Municipal do Porto and Vila Flor Cultural Centre
Approximate length 2.15h (with intermission)

A couple of years ago, Pedro Gil visited the Aljube Museum — former Aljube prison — where his grandfather was arrested by the Salazar regime.  
Written in one of the walls of the exhibition he found the five don’ts of the Estado Novo in capital letters: “We DON’T discuss country, we DON’T discuss authority, we DON’T discuss family, we DON’T discuss work, and we DON’T discuss God”. Suddenly, he came up with the idea of staging “Don Juan”. This Don Juan doesn’t trust the ghost of the Commander. The ghost wants him to shake his hand. Don Juan senses it’s a bad idea to shake the hand of a ghost he himself killed. So he decides not to attend the supper upon which they agreed. Don Juan runs away, but where to? This is a comedy. 

Pedro Gil has been an actor since 1999. He collaborated with Francisco Salgado, Gonçalo Amorim (TEP), Gonçalo Waddington, Jean-Paul Buchieri João Brites (O Bando), Jorge Andrade (mala voadora), Jorge Silva Melo (Artistas Unidos), Letizia Quintavalla, Marta Carreiras, Mickael de Oliveira, Miguel Loureiro, Miguel Seabra (Teatro Meridional), Mónica Calle, Nuno Cardoso, Pedro Carmo, Pedro Saavedra, Tiago Guedes, Tiago Rodrigues, Rita Calçada Bastos, Romeu Costa, Rui Horta and Tónan Quito, among others. In 2004, he co-founded the theatre company Barba Azul with Ana Pereira, which he currently co-directs with actress and theatre director Raquel Castro. He managed several projects in collaboration with artists such as Cláudia Varejão, Diogo Mesquita, Gonçalo Amorim, João Gambino, Jorge Silva Melo, Miguel Castro Caldas, Patrícia Portela, Pedro Carmo, Pedro Costa, Pedro Silva, Raquel Castro, Romeu Costa, Rui Pina Coelho, Tiago Rodrigues and Tónan Quito, as well as with the Belgian company tg STAN. He is associated artist at O Espaço do Tempo.
Pedro Gil - © Mariana Silva

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