© José Frade


Guest Artist: Cláudia Gaiolas
28 + 29 OCT 2019
E.B. 1 de Santa Maria, Lagos

Who came first, the egg or the chicken?
Who made the world?
Why do you die?
I doubt you guys get it right. I’ll give you three chances.
I know! Let’s play to play first. Second play to think.
Thirdly, play really cool stuff, really, really cool stuff. Fourth,
play for real, play thinking of existing. Uff! And from here on we already
don’t count anymore because what we’re going to do is brave, delicate,
mysterious, it’s cheerful but it’s sad too, anyway… it’s complicated.
It’s intimate. It’s a secret, and secrets you don’t tell everyone.

Cláudia Gaiolas was born in Lisbon in 1976. She is a performer and a director. She was co-founder of Teatro Praga. She has worked with several companies and directors, emphasis for: Mundo Perfeito, Mala Voadora, Truta, Má-Criação, teatro meia volta e depois à esquerda quando eu disser, Teatro da Garagem and also Tiago Rodrigues, Tonan Quito, Paula Diogo, Giacomo Scalisi, Madalena Victorino, Jean-Pierre Larroche, Rui Horta, Clara Andermatt, Dinarte Branco, Alfredo Martins and Alex Casal, among others.
She directed several shows, such as A Mulher que Parou, Os Terroristas, Solo Doméstico, Não sou só eu aqui and As Três Sozinhas (with Anabela Almeida and Sílvia Filipe). She directed the Antiprinceses Cycle for S.Luiz Teatro Municipal.
Cláudia Gaiolas has taught theater in the context of the “Theater Workshops” promoted by the Lisbon City Council and, over the years, has held several workshops for children and youth for Artemrede, Maria Matos Theater, CCB, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Forum Dança. Between 2001 and 2018, Gaiolas taught theater at Academia de Música de Sta Cecília.