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2020 Workshop Season

A year of new collaborations & thought-provoking original works.

Here is a little blurb about why we chose this for 2020. 

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PREHEATED

Written by Tenea Intriago

Directed by Filipe Valle Costa

A one-woman autobiographical show by Tenea Intriago, PREHEATED is a spoken fado* in search of a lost childhood. It's an excavation of her fossilized experiences, closer to the surface than she dares to admit. A quest for meaning within the radical unbelievability of her own truth. Because sometimes you have to lie to survive, until eventually the lies become truth. Maybe. (Maybe not.) Hard to know when you’re hungry. Luckily, her Vóvó always has a fresh loaf of warm Portuguese bread.

*fado [fah-doo] noun. A Portuguese folk song typically of doleful or fatalistic character.

Friday, March 6, 2020  |  8:00pm  |  MiMoDa Studio (Map)

Tickets $10 Online & At The Door

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PREHEATED

Written by Tenea Intriago

Directed by Filipe Valle Costa

A one-woman autobiographical show by Tenea Intriago, PREHEATED is a spoken fado* in search of a lost childhood. It's an excavation of her fossilized experiences, closer to the surface than she dares to admit. A quest for meaning within the radical unbelievability of her own truth. Because sometimes you have to lie to survive, until eventually the lies become truth. Maybe. (Maybe not.) Hard to know when you’re hungry. Luckily, her Vóvó always has a fresh loaf of warm Portuguese bread.

*fado [fah-doo] noun. A Portuguese folk song typically of doleful or fatalistic character.

Friday, March 6, 2020  |  8:00pm  |  MiMoDa Studio (Map)

Tickets $10 Online & At The Door

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2020 WORKSHOP SEASON

A year of new voices.

Saudade Theatre's 2020 Workshop Season was rooted in new collaborations, growing and strengthening its community & honoring its mission to develop original and thought-provoking work grounded in the Portuguese consciousness.

In 2020, we play and explore like never before. From one-woman shows to adaptations of acclaimed novels to playwriting debuts to a luso-based community plays festival, Saudade Theatre is looking at the future of theatre & theatremakers in Los Angeles & beyond.

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PREHEATED: A Spoken Fado

Written by Tenea Intriago

Directed by Filipe Valle Costa

A one-woman autobiographical show by Tenea Intriago, PREHEATED is a spoken fado* in search of a lost childhood. It's an excavation of her fossilized experiences, closer to the surface than she dares to admit. A quest for meaning within the radical unbelievability of her own truth. Because sometimes you have to lie to survive, until eventually the lies become truth. Maybe. (Maybe not.) Hard to know when you’re hungry. Luckily, her Vóvó always has a fresh loaf of warm Portuguese bread.

*fado [fah-doo] noun. A Portuguese folk song typically of doleful or fatalistic character.

Friday, March 6, 2020  |  8:00pm  |  MiMoDa Studio (Map)

Tickets $10 Online & At The Door

Due to COVID-19, all future workshop events are cancelled until further notice.

PELO SONHO É QUE FOMOS*:

Ou a História de Dois Atores à Procura de um Texto

De Filipe Valle Costa e Diogo Martins

Dois atores, velhos amigos desencontrados, são obrigados a reencontrar-se por motivos de trabalho: uma peça no Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II. A uma hora de entrar em palco na noite de estreia, a peça que agora fazem e a peça das suas vidas cruza-se numa representação onde o passado e o presente teimam a não querer sarar nenhumas das suas feridas. A primeira peça escrita por Filipe Valle Costa e Diogo Martins, os diretores artísticos da Saudade Theatre.

SWEET DREAMS*:
Or the Story of Two Actors in Search of a Play

Written by Filipe Valle Costa e Diogo Martins

Two actors, estranged old friends, are cast in the same play at the National Theatre in Lisbon. An hour away from opening night, as they get ready for the performance of a lifetime, a different sort of drama steers them away from the play itself. The first play written by Filipe Valle Costa and Diogo Martins, the artistic directors of Saudade Theatre. 

Saturday, March 28, 2020  |  7:00pm  |  Casa Do Alentejo, Toronto

Dinner + Performance Ticket $50

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I AM THE DEAD MAN

Written by Stephen Ruffin

Created by Stephen Ruffin & Filipe Valle Costa 

Saudade Theatre presents I AM THE DEAD MAN: A Mozambican Fable, the first stage adaptation of acclaimed writer Mia Couto’s novel Under the Frangipani. Set in post-colonial Mozambique, we meet a police inspector who is brought in to investigate a strange murder inside of a former Portuguese fort where ivory and slaves were once sold. Inside he faces the dead, clashes with life, copes with ever shifting reality, and finds the truth nearly impossible to reveal. I AM THE DEAD MAN is a whodunnit infused with magical realism that explores the spirit world and unpacks the intersection of old traditions and new knowledge. There is a message to the old colonial masters: “You will never rule this land.’” The first play written by Stephen Ruffin, created with Filipe Valle Costa. 

Resident production of Noise Now 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020 & Tuesday, June 2, 2020  |  7:30pm  |  A Noise Within

Tickets $20 Online & At The Door

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PORTUGUESE TABLE SERIES:

Lusophone Edition

Five 10-minute plays. 

Five different authors. 

From all across the Lusophone world. 

 

Saudade Theatre will be accepting submissions of pieces for two actors from writers of the Lusophone world. The selected plays will be produced at a two night festival event on November 13th and 14th.

Submissions open starting May 2020.

Thursday, November 13, 2020 & Friday, November 14, 2020  |  7:30pm

[Location To Be Announced]

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