12 MAY 2019
[10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.]


On the 12th of May, Teatro da Garagem will be present in the “Day +Families”, in the School Passport Week, that will take place in Museu de Lisboa – Palácio Pimenta. This is an initiative by Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, with free entry, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for all the families that want to enjoy a day full of games and a lot of fun.

“You can also learn while playing” is the starting point of the School Passport Programme, by Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, that in this day will give children between the ages of 3 and 10 a different day, in a multitude of partnerships with public and private institutions in the framework of non-formal education.

Come have fun with your family!


May 12th – Day +Families
Where: Museu de Lisboa – Palácio Pimenta (Campo Grande, n. 245, 1700-091   Lisbon), free entry
Schedule: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch break from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.)




16 MAY 2019 | 7:00 P.M.


Presentation of two books by Alberto Velho Nogueira, at Teatro Taborda, with the collaboration of Teatro da Garagem

The books:

Baselitz Kluge Hokusai
          Ensaios 2



Conseiller Musical à la “Médiathèque de la communauté française de Belgique”(aujourd’hui – today “Point Culture”) de 1971 à 2006. Ecrivain/Writer. Éditeur/Editor. Alberto Velho Nogueira’s books are very rarely available in bookstores. “Homem à Janela” publishes Alberto Velho Nogueira’s works, without going through the usual selection that publishers make, which follow guidelines, economic or not, that are only justified by the fact that publishers increasingly depend and belong to markets based on the commercial exploitation of fiction. Alberto Velho Nogueira’s works do not belong to the typical literature categories, nor to the appreciation systems that markets of economic-commercial and the general and institutional critiques seek.  The critique is usually done through a demonstration of itself and its own limits. The markets that work for success are founders of mental constraints. The institutional markets work in a closed circle and for the defence of conventional values. The writings that represent an autonomous tendency for fictional literature are rare nowadays.




Cie Sacékripa (FRANCE)

10, 11 & 12 MAI 2019
friday and saturdey 9:30 p.m., sunday 4:30 p.m.

Portuguese Premiere

Solo for a sublime manipulator of everyday objects…
A manipulator of everyday objects with a meticulous character, delicate and outrageously meet and tidy, finds himself on the crossroads between object theatre, miniature circus and involuntary clowning.
A man attempts to make the perfect cup of tea. It’s a delicate and obsessively ordered process. Vu is a show without words about the small obsessions of life. Those small obsessions which can become sickly obsessions fed by excessive attention to detail, making us completely lose our minds. Vu concerns a sensitive and meticulous man and his relationship with objects – how he transforms them and how in turn they affect him.
As a demonstration of eccentric wit, dexterity and ingenuity, Vu is a small masterpiece.

Etienne Manceau, malabarista de profissão e encenador, optou neste espetáculo por manipular objetos comuns, que usamos diariamente. Analisa as suas qualidades, o peso, e revela a sua insuspeitada agilidade. Retira-lhes a sua utilidade e afasta-os da sua função original: um copo, uma chaleira ou alguns pedaços de açúcar começam a ganhar uma nova vida nas suas mãos. Tudo está no seu lugar, cada gesto é calculado ao milímetro e causa uma reação em cadeia de precisão espetacular.

“There are many theatre shows that are great moments. Vu is one of those.” – Ouest France
Vu is a real jewel. Simplicity, humor and precision are the ingredients of this perfect theatre performance.” – Le Quotidien de la Réunion
“Small wonders and everyday moments of magic are entirely what drives Vu (…). Who knew a cuppa could hold so much possibility? (…) In a festival where the act of manipulation is at its core, this piece shines (…).” – Erin Roche, EdinburghGuide ****
Vu is a lesson in observation, rewarding close attention to the subtle and significant.” – Gareth K. Vile, The List ****
“A jewel polished to the highest detail.” – Magazine

The company Sacékripa was founded in 2003 by five circus artists of different origins who met in 2001 when they were at LIDO, the Centre for Circus Arts in Toulouse, France. They create multidisciplinary shows integrating the skills and expertise of its artists in juggling, acrobatics and physicality into theatre productions of physical humour, charm and occasional well-meaning pathos. The company Sacékripa performs successfully on festivals and in theatres all over the world.

Concept and performer: Etienne Manceau Outside eye: Sylvain Cousin Photography: Alexis Dorç, Camille Chalain Coproduction and artistic residency: Pronomade(s) en Haute Garonne, Centre National des Arts de la Rue, Le Samovar, Bagnolet, Quelques p’Arts… Centre National des Arts de la Rue et de l’Espace Public Support: CIRCa, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque, La Petite Pierre, Espace Catastrophe, Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque, La Grainerie, Le Lido – Centre Municipal des Arts du Cirque de Toulouse, Eté de Vaour 

Technique: Object theatre
Language: Without words
For audiences over: +7
Running time: 50 min.
Presentation support: Institut Français du Portugal

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In partnership with IFE – International Faculty for Executives, Teatro da Garagem launches a new Educational Service project, the E-GARAGEM, extending its training work through theatre as well as its creation of more and better citizenship in other areas of society.

For more information, please contact:
Ana Palma | Educational Service Coordination

directed by Carlos J. Pessoa
24 to 28 ApRIL 2019
[WED, THU AND SAT 9:00P.M. | FRI AND SUN 4:30P.M.]


From the 24th to the 28th of April Teatro da Garagem presents L.I.B.E.R.D.A.D.E. a cine theatre in nine letters, in Teatro Taborda. It is a show that celebrates freedom and has the work of Miguel Torga, one of the great names of Portuguese literature, for background.
Reflecting the earthy strength of words, the pungency of the characters and the fine warp of Torga’s stories, L.I.B.E.R.D.A.D.E. a cine theatre in nine letters shows the geographical, human and poetic landscape of Trás-os-Montes, that “Marvellous Realm” somewhere in the Northeast of Portugal, contradictory and unequal.
This show was created for the project NORTE 2020 – “Somewhere in the Northeast”, as an invitation from Teatro Municipal de Bragança and Teatro Municipal de Vila Real and in coproduction with Teatro Académico Gil Vicente.
Carlos J. Pessoa is responsible for the production and dramaturgy of the show. The actors are Afonso Viriato, Ana Palma, Lara Matos, Maria João Vicente, Tiago Bôto and Wagner Borges. The presentation of L.I.B.E.R.D.A.D.E. a cine theatre in nine letters in Teatro Taborda will also have the special participation of Teatro da Garagens’ Educational Services Theatre Clubs.
On the 24th, 25th and 27th of April the show will be presented at 9:00P.M. and on the 26th and the 28th of April at 4:30P.M. (the session on the 26th of April is meant for the school community).

The word Liberdade (Freedom) is the motto of this show about Miguel Torga. The spelling of Liberdade is the nexus of the dramaturgical proposal; each letter corresponds to the first letter of another word that we find necessary, constitutive of the semantic content of Freedom.
So, the L in the beginning can be Read or Books (Ler or Livros). Without this capacity, of reading and writing, it is hard to think of Freedom, unless we’re referring to the case of the “simple-minded”, only subject to the rules of an unidentifiable nature.
There is, by chance or luck, no Freedom without Wrath (Ira): The Grapes of Wrath, of other memories of the “exploitation of men by other men”, the torrential Wrath of Aquiles, even older, also called anger; in Indignation, as well as in Injustice, in so much of what happens before our eyes, and that we, because of our Incompetence, decide to Ignore.
B follows, in Kindness (Bondade), the “milk of human kindness”, still, mercifully, the effect of an abnegated medicine in an unequal fight against suffering.
The letter E in Stoicism (Estoicismo), resistance to the mercilessness of the elements, to the difficulties of the landscape, to its allure as well, stoic until the end, “no concessions” of solitary emperor -, I refer a link, perhaps unacceptable, between Praça de São Martinho de Anta, where lays the memory of centenary Negrilho, those “hanging woods”, and the Campidoglio, in Rome, where the copy of the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius endures.
R in Distaff (Roca), in River, in common thread, in the thread that connects, in the febrile intelligence, in Douro River, immense, rebel, adorning the landscape, weaving it in an ample movement of return; return home, return to the hands of a mother; to the depressed look of a father, not to keen on familiarities, absorbed between the fire and the writing, forcing, digging the river’s spring; the restless distaff on the tepid spinning, on the sweet and calloused hands.
D follows, in Destiny, but also in Decision; impossible combat, maybe somewhere between Destiny and Decision, decision to counter destiny, the destiny of countering the decision; between strong will and the circumstances to which each of our lives sway? “It’s destiny!” or “He managed against everything and everyone!” or “It was a mix! It was luck! It was God!” or “I don’t believe in God, no! What about him? Does He believe in me?” Decision and Destiny, until the end, never understanding if what prevails is the indomitable will of a Decision “undertaken to the last of consequences”, if an invisible damage, or stupor, that tarnishes the will.
The letter A, in Love (Amor), at first sight, at first light, at first things, Spring love, love of irresistible and pounding truth. Could there be Freedom without love, without the messy truth of love?
D in Democracy, despite all, and against the more sceptical voices, prevails this stubborn idea of understanding respect for minorities, for the lonely voices, as a vital exercise that safeguards the integrity and the dignity of the human communities.
And, at last, E for Eros, the Greek god that safeguards the “passage from chaos into the cosmos”, from the gloomy disorder into the luminous disorder, from mortuary quietness into the springtime vitality; Eros, c’est la vie (Sèlavy in Marcel Duchamp’s formulation) of the festive bodies, the flowers, at last in magnanimous altar, pruned, in form, ornament and sap of an innocent world.

Carlos J Pessoa

Text by Miguel Torga
Direction and Dramaturgy Carlos J. Pessoa
Research Support João Luís Sequeira – Espaço Miguel Torga (S. Martinho de Anta)
Acting Afonso Viriato, Ana Palma, Lara Matos, Maria João Vicente, Tiago Bôto and Wagner Borges
Participants from the Theatre Clubs Alexandre Neves, Aline Marques, Ana Maria Pereira, Carlota Nascimento, Carolina Marques, Graça Oliveira, José Daniel Toscano, Júlia Catita, Júlio Reis, Liliana Pedro, Manuel Pessoa, Marina Preguiça, Matilde Fernandes, Matilde Serrão and Sónia Castro
Music and Sound Design Daniel Cervantes
Set and Costume Design Sérgio Loureiro
Technical Director Nuno Samora
Lights Manuel Abrantes
Video Capture, Video Edition and Camera Operation Eduardo Cunha – Oskar&Gaspar
Production Director Maria João Vicente
Production and Communication Carolina Mano
Assistant Producer Joana Rodrigues and Marta Ascenso
Photography Marília Maia e Moura and Joana Rodrigues

 This show was commissioned by Teatro Municipal de Bragança and Teatro Municipal de Vila Real, for the project NORTE 2020 – “Somewhere in the Northeast”
Coproduction Teatro Académico Gil Vicente

Presented at Teatro Municipal de Bragança [vinte e sete – Festival de Teatro], Teatro Municipal de Vila Real [vinte e sete – Festival de Teatro], Teatro Académico Gil Vicente [20ª Semana Cultural da Universidade de Coimbra]

 With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, EGEAC, Junta de Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior
Financed by Direção-Geral das Artes, Governo de Portugal | Ministério da Cultura


+12|70 minutes long


Tickets are 5,00€(*) and 10,00€
(*) Discount valid for: over 65, professionals of theatre, students of Theatre, residents on the neighbourhood




23, 24, 26, 29 & 30 ApRIL 2019
[10:30 A.M.]



Within the scope of the presentation of the show L.I.B.E.R.D.A.D.E. a cine theatre in nine letters and with the celebrations of the 25th of April as background, the Teatro da Garagem team prompts a workshop dedicated to thinking about Freedom with the youngest as a conduit for freedom of speech and collective imagination through Theatre.
The LIBERDADE workshop is fundamentally based on the theme of the Carnation Revolution, teaching the participating children how important that decisive moment was in order to envision changes in the portuguese culture, towards freedom. A path that even now we still have to tread day after day.
The participants will be challenged to partake in a human board game, in which they will have to complete tasks and surpass countless obstacles. Teamwork, union, intelligence, persistence, courage and sensitivity will all be important elements to accomplish this challenge, just as they were for the ones who dared to carry out the Revolution of April 25, 1974.

Educational Service coordinated by Ana Palma and Maria João Vicente
Workshop directed by Rita Monteiro
Monitors Bruno Nogueira, Clara Reis and Rita Monteiro
Photography Marília Maia e Moura

With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, EGEAC, Junta de Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior
Financed by Direção-Geral das Artes, Governo de Portugal | Ministério da Cultura

Free Participation – requires reservation
Age group: from 5 to 12 years old
90 minutes long

218854190 | 968015251 (TUE to SAT: 2:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M)


2019 Selections – Translated plays



EURODRAMis an independent European theatre translation network covering European, Mediterranean and Central Asian languages. EURODRAM’s main objective is to promote contemporary plays from across the wider European area to theatre professionals and theatre audiences and to support the work of theatre translators.
Eurodram, European network for drama in translation, is delighted to announce the 2019 selection of translated texts, recommended for production and publication. These have been chosen by the 300 members of the 32 language committees, from the 365 translated plays received in 2018.
For your information, it is from English, German and Italian, and into English, French and German, that the network received the highest number of translations.

2019 Selections by the Portuguese Committee of EURODRAM:
★ Objetivamente, Um diálogo monológico ou Um monólogo dialógico (ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙ / OBJECTIVELY) by Dimitris Dimitriadis (2018), translated from Greek by José António Costa Ideias
Caldarium (Caldarium) by Sabrina Mahfouz (2016), translated from English by Ricardo Correia



The Portuguese Committee of EURODRAM is formed by Alexandra Moreira da Silva, Carolina Mano, Fernando Matos Oliveira, Guilhermina Jorge, Helena Simões, José António Costa Ideias, Maria João Vicente (Coordination), Mickael de Oliveira, Nuno Cardoso and Nuno M Cardoso.


BoCA 2019

20 & 21 MAR 2019 | 9:00 PM


Portugal | Concert | New Production
*world premiere

“duploc barulin”. Try to say it out loud. This is the title of Tânia Carvalho’s new journey for the production of a concert. It is in lowercase, creating a percussive onomatopoeic sound in oral pronunciation and evoking the enigma of its meaning, coherent with the way of being in the art – being it dance, drawing or music – that characterizes the artist. A title that is also an open door to the imagination that Tânia develops in each new production, being it in the body of a dancer, in the keys of a piano, in the drawings that her hand draws on paper, or in a chant. From Tânia Carvalho we know a work that is always of overflowing imagination of the expressive possibilities of the body in dancing, being it in her own body or in cooperation with other dancers.

Tânia decided to learn how to play the Erhu, a Chinese string musical instrument, and didn’t cut any corners. “I wanted to learn it the way you’re really supposed to, the Chinese way, so to use it in a ‘natural’ way and then be able to explore other sounds in the instrument, things that you’re not supposed to do”, she said. “I really want to fuse the three sounds together: the piano, the voice, and the erhu”. After having presented a drawing exhibition in BOCA, “Toledo”, in 2017, this time we get to know another artistic expression, Tânia in concert. There she is exploring the creative possibilities of the instrument, in a concert where for the first time she is also composing music for another performer, André Santos, who will join her in the piano. The lyrics are either her own or from Fernando Pessoa.

Piano, erhu and voice: Tânia Carvalho
Piano: André Santos
Musical Composition: Tânia Carvalho
Lyrics: Tânia Carvalho, Fernando Pessoa
Technical Director, light design, light and sound operation: Anatol Waschke
Production: Tânia Carvalho
Executive Production: João Guimarães
Artistic Residencies: Estúdios Victor Cordón, Musibéria, O Espaço do Tempo
Partnership: BoCA – Biennial of Contempoary Arts
Hosted by: Teatro da Garagem
Acknowledgements: Pro.Dança
Photography: Bruno Simão

With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, EGEAC, Junta de Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior
Financed by Direção-Geral das Artes, Governo de Portugal | Ministério da Cultura


The tickets must be previously booked and picked up in person at the ticket office, on the day of the show, between 9:00P.M. and 8:30P.M.

Booking contacts are: | +351 218 854 190

PHONE SERVICE SCHEDULE: MON through FRI, 2:00P.M. – 7:00P.M.
We do not take cards, but we take online bank transfer and payments through MBWay.

17 MAR 2019
WORKSHOP | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
SHOW | 7:00 PM


Sophia Salingaros is a world-wide known North-American Bharatanatyam dancer who has been invited to perform in many countries such as the United States, India, England, the United Arab Emirates, Germany and Belgium. As a Greek-Belgian performer of this art form, she wishes to bring the traditional Indian art to a wider audience. Sophia will be presenting a solo performance of Bharatanatyam, on March 17 at 7:00 P.M., as well as a Bharatanatyam workshop for dancers, on March 17, from 3:00 to 4:30 P.M. in Teatro Taborda.


Born in San Antonio, Texas (USA), Sophia began studying Bharatanatyam with guru Dr. Sreedhara Akkihebbalu, at nine years old. After her first solo show, in 2010, entitled “Arangetram”, Sophia has done countless performances both in the United States and abroad. She is an Empanelled Artist for the Indian Council of Cultural Relations. She was a finalist in the 2013 YoungArts Programme which was supported by the National YoungArts Foundation (USA), and in 2017-2018 she received a scholarship from the IndianRaga network. In 2018, she was invited by the Prime-Minister of the United Arab Emirates to introduce herself at the Word Government Summit, in Dubai, to the Prime-Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Sophia practices Bharatanatyam regularly with Rama Vaidyanathan, in Delhi, and performed her show “Vivartana”, in 2018, both in the United States and India. Being a pre-professional classic dancer as well, in 2015, Sophia has also studied in the Ballet Bolshoi Academy in Moscow for six months, with a full scholarship. Currently, she is studying Chemistry at Columbia University (New York) as well as continuing to passionately develop her search for dance.

 Bharatanatyam WORKSHOP
17 MAR, 3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. | Teatro Taborda
MAX 30 participants | Free

Required registration
+351 968 015 251 |
Customer Service: mon to fri 2:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.


Bharatanatyam SHOW
17 MAR, 7:00 P.M. | Teatro Taborda

+6 | 60 minutes long | Free Entry

Required reservation
+351 968 015 251 | +351 218 854 190 |
Customer Service: mon to fri 2:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.

TEEN | FRI, 7-9 PM & SAT, 7-9 PM
sENIOR | SAT, 4-7 PM


The Junior, Teen and Senior Theatre Clubs from Teatro da Garagem aim to develop a taste for theatre and the artistical practices, enabling people to discover the theatre universe and the amazing possibilities it encloses. The goal is for the children, teenagers and adults to try the many mechanisms that are a part of a theatre show.
The Clubs from Teatro da Garagem are one of the visible features of the Company’s Educational Service, that tries to bring the theatre and the community closer together. This movement is of mutual knowledge and is, for Teatro da Garagem, a deciding factor in the access to culture, which we believe is from everyone and for everyone.
As part of the celebrations of the Teatro da Garagem’s 30th year of activity, the work developed in the Theatre Clubs in 2019 will be directed by Carlos J. Pessoa, concluding with the presentation of the show Acceleration (Provisional Title)

Directed by Carlos J. Pessoa
Educational Service Coordination Ana Palma e Maria João Vicente
Trainers Ana Palma, Rita Monteiro and Tiago Bôto

With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, EGEAC, Junta de Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior
Financed by Direção-Geral das Artes, Governo de Portugal | Ministério da Cultura