Profess / Sara Duarte / 2020
Teachers teach, educate, care, punish, annoy, assess and are the first protagonists of a show in which they represent what they do faced with what they’d like to do – in the same way that a pupil knows, through school, what he/she does and what he/she would like to do. It’s complex, but one thing’s known: it’s that the responsibility of a teacher is continuing to think inside times that run fast, to the speed of a child, and one needs to give her time to speak.
In the Theatre Writing Laboratory Professar, which took place from March to September 2019, a group of professionals linked to education was gathered and, looking at their personal experiences and reflecting upon these, a creative and artistic itinerary was worked on, from writing of a dramatic text to the production of a show. The knowledge and diversity of perspectives shared during the theatre writing laboratory were fixed in a dramatic text, posteriorly edited in a book.
9 education professionals are performers in the show, among kindergarten educators and 1st cycle teachers, secondary teaching, superior teaching, domestic teaching, as well as researchers in the education and human development area. The show puts on stage a representation of these education professionals’ work, with their perseverant questioning, forging a possibility of using the school as barometer of humanity, of utopia, of future, inspiring of a discussion which cannot cease.
Artistic Direction – Lígia Soares and Sara Duarte
Co-creation and performance – Ana Cotrim, Ana Fonseca, Ana Teresa Magalhães, Ângela Veiga, Daniela Viana, Inês Peceguina, Luísa Ramos Carvalho, Pedro Branco, Sofia Rosa.
Research support – Irene Santos
Scenic space and costumes – Helena Gonçalves
Conception, execution and special costumes’ production – Ricardo Barbeito
Sound – Rui Bentes
Light Design and operation – Nuno Patinho
Video editing and operation – Beatriz Tomaz and Ricardo Cruz
Executive production – Daniela Ribeiro and Vanda Cerejo
Stage Photography– Estelle Valente and Helena Gonçalves
Video register – Pedro Macedo and Miguel Tavares – Framed Films
teatro meia volta e depois à esquerda quando eu disser, São Luiz Municipal Theatre
Government of Portugal – Ministry of Culture/Direcção-Geral das Artes, Secondary School of Camões, Elementary and Secondary School Passos Manuel, Esquerda.net, Day School Fernão Magalhães, Secondary School of Fonseca Benevides, Ministry of Education/DGEstE – Direcção Geral dos Estabelecimentos Escolares
WRITING FOR THEATRE LABORATORY PROFESSAR
São Luiz Municipal Theatre, between March and September 2019
Oriented by – Lígia Soares and Sara Duarte
Special guest – Rui Pina Coelho
January 2020, São Luiz Municipal Theatre
Between March and September 2019 a group of professionals linked to education and pedagogy gathered periodically with Lígia Soares and with Sara Duarte, who guided the Writing for Theatre Laboratory Professar. The dramatic text Profess (Professar) was built from their experiences, knowledge and enquiries.
Authors – Lígia Soares and Sara Duarte with the collaboration of Ana Cotrim, Ana Fonseca, Ana Teresa Magalhães, Ângela Veiga, Bárbara Almeida, Daniela Viana, Evangelina Martins, Inês Peceguina, João Faria, Lília Lopes, Luísa Ramos Carvalho, Pedro Branco and Sofia Rosa.
Graphic Design – Sílvia Prudêncio
Text Revision – Pedro Cerejo
Editing – teatro meia volta e depois à esquerda quando eu disser, Lisbon, January 2020
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