© José Pelicano

PLAYTIME – Radiophonic Theater

By: Mónica Samões e José Pelicano
Premiere: CCL - Centro Cultural de Lagos (Lagos, Portugal / 2016)
Duration: 35"

PLAYTIME continues the work of experimentation and creation involving children and regarding language and the non linearity of it’s shapes and processes.
Departing from the idea of radio theater, the purpose is to place the children at the center of an experiment, thus creating for them a space where they can materialize their creativity, imagination and raw energy.
A laboratory into which we invite a group of children to devise and build a dramaturgy for the ether, to question the tyranny of a reality dominated by the visual, a sanctuary of pure imagination.
A synthesis between Orson Welles’s “War of the worlds” and “Radio Benjamin”, between poetic experimentation and language games, collages, quotes and acoustic ready-mades.


A project by: Mónica Samões e José Pelicano
With: Ana Beatriz, Ana Luís, Anastácia Moreira, Carolina Conceição, Diana Pollard, Francisco Marreiros, Leon Schneider, Mara Cintra, Mike Romano, Taissa Silva, Tiago Nascimento, Diana Koshman (7º I + 7º H) and with the teacher Paulo Soares

Production: casaBranca
Partners: E.B. 2.3 das Naus / Agrupamento de Escolas Gil Eanes
Creative Residency: Município do Fundão – Casa Grande, Aldeia da Barroca, Fundão
Support: Câmara Municipal de Lagos / Centro Cultural de Lagos, LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas / LAR Galeria, TEL – Teatro Experimental de Lagos

Thanks to: Rute Domingos, Paula Pedroso, Jorge Figueira, Nuno Pereira, Maria João Alcobia, Ana Teresa Vieira, Miguel Rainha, Margarida Ferreira, Dora Lourenço, Miguelangelo Veiga, Vicente da Silveira Cabral, Ana Borralho, João Galante, David Palma