© Ana Borralho & João Galante

There is only one life and I want to have time to build and destroy myself in it

By: Ana Borralho & João Galante
Premiere: Former Gil Eanes Highschool (Lagos, Portugal / 2015)

Face to face to their audience, a group of youths proposes to speak about what it means, or what they think it means to be a “free person”.
With a future that no longer promises the recognition of the old rules of a dying social system, they stand for a future they intend to claim with all their freedom.

Departing from Pablo Fidalgo Lareo’s original text, these teenagers want to swallow the world, to chew and to regurgitate, so that they can give it back to their audience, but this regurgitation process involves the development of a poison in the shape of words, created in order to think the entropic social and political system in which we all live.

Concept, Artistic Direction, Space and Light Design: Ana Borralho & João Galante
Original Text: Pablo Fidalgo Lareo
Original Soundtrack: Coolgate, Pedro Augusto
Rehearsal Assistance: Catarina Gonçalves
Artistic Colaborator: Tiago Gandra
Sound: Pedro Augusto
Performers: Group of local teenagers
Production Manager: Mónica Samões
Executive Production: Andrea Sozzi
Production: casaBranca
Co-Production: Culturgest / Projecto Panos – Palcos Novos Palavras Novas (Original Text: Pablo Fidalgo Lareo, Translation: Francisco Frazão)

Support: Câmara Municipal de Lagos, Centro Cultural de Lagos, Espaço Jovem, TEL – Teatro Experimental de Lagos, LAC – Laboratório de Actividades Criativas (LAR Residência), Culturgest, Agrupamento de Escolas Gil Eanes – Escola Secundária Gil Eanes, Alkantara
Thanks: Ana Carla Gonçalves, Alunos da Escola Passos Manuel / Lisboa (Turmas 10ºE e 11ºE), Ana Albuquerque, Alunos da Escola Secundária Gil Eanes – Lagos, Nelda Magalhães, Sofia Vieira, Nuno Pereira, Jorge Pereira, Alexandre Barata, Maria Alcobia