Welcome to my director page ;-)

As you can check on my Bio, I have a BA in Acting form Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and a Master in Acting International from East15 (UK). Nevertheless, since my graduation project, Margaridas Enlatadas (Canned Daisies),  in 2006 I've been playing the role of director in several devising productions. For a long time, acting, directing and writing was almost the same thing for me: making theatre, making a show (that matters for me) happen. When me and my group created the site-specific show Drive-Thru in 2009 in São Paulo, it became clear for me that I were a director as well. Besides the work of the whole conception (including the set) we would direct short monologues written by us that we would present inside an acrylic box. There I could direct and be direct my partners as well as perform my own texts. During the 5 years that we performed the different versions of this show (Tropical, Contemporary Authors, Kids and Rodrigueano Drive-Thru) I could exercise the role of directing without the pressure of having your name signed above the name of the production. In the meantime, from 2010 to 2014 I could work with the Cia dos Outros as producer and stage manager on the shows Corra como um Coelho, A pior banda do mundo and Solos Impossíveis, that I also was a colaborator in the creative process. We did several gigs, festivals and tours with these shows and I could be an outside eye for the director (she was also acting) during each show. It was a truly exercise for me to be able to give feedbacks to the actors in order to support them to improve along the gigs. In the process of the show A pior banda do mundo I could be on the final stage of the rehearsals and be the assistant director during the opening show in 2012. I've learn so much during the years I was with Cia dos Outros!

Then, in 2014 we did a show in collaboration with my company, Teatro Enlatado and Cia dos Outros: Feira de Mistérios e Novydades (Fair of Mysteries and News). it was a immersive show, conceived and directed by me and Carolina Bianchi, presented in a important venue in São Paulo in 2014. 

In London, after finishing my MA at East15, I was selected to be one of the nine directors of the Young Directors Programe of StoneCrabs Theatre. It is a seven months residency to emergent directors in London. During this time, I have done several workshops with professional directors from diverse background and I had the opportunity to direct my first professional production in London: the show The End of All Miracles, by Paulo Santoro, presented at Albany Theatre in March 2017. This programe was utterly important, because I could learn how to produce my work in London and I had a proper directing training. 

Currently I am producing my one-woman show The Tropicália Island, written and directed by me as my final monologue at East15. I intend to write a one hour show, and I will have Ramiro Silveira co-directing with me. I can't wait for that!

I like to  direct shows that are playful, very physical, focused on the actors and engaged on the audience’s imagination. I feel  delighted to re-invent ordinary life, bringing other possibilities for reality. The theme of the play has to be important for me, it has to matter in a personal level. Definitely I like to tell a good story in an imaginative way and ALWAYS with humour and personal references. I strongly believes what is meaningful for me, will be meaningful for the audience.

The Tropicália Island
The Tropicália Island
The End of All Miracles
The End of All Miracles

Photo by Leandro Facundo

Drive-Thru
Drive-Thru

Photo by João Leoci

Drive-Thru Tropical
Drive-Thru Tropical
Drive-Thru Nelson Rodrigues
Drive-Thru Nelson Rodrigues
Drive-Thru for children
Drive-Thru for children
Feira de Mistérios e Novydades
Feira de Mistérios e Novydades
A Pior Banda do Mundo
A Pior Banda do Mundo

Photo By Thiago Sabino

Margaridas Enlatadas
Margaridas Enlatadas

Photo by João Leoci