Teatro Carlos Alberto


conceived by C谩tia Pinheiro & Jos茅 Nunes + Diogo Bento





L铆ngua [Language] inaugurates a new cycle, in which the Estrutura company returns to a territory that is strongly rooted in the concept of self-reflectivity, exploring the creative act as content and opening it to manifold questionings. This show uses Portuguese Sign language as its main means of communication, thus placing this language, which is usually fated to inhabit a dark corner of the stage. Here, the voice and text do not take pride of place: gestures speak louder than the vocal cords. C谩tia Pinheiro and Jos茅 Nunes bring into question the power and privilege relationships that characterise the current theatrical protocols. L铆ngua is an attempt at combating 鈥減honocentrism鈥, which perpetuates violent relationships, by insisting on forcing everyone to speak in the same way. Both in and out of the theatre.


conceived by C谩tia Pinheiro & Jos茅 Nunes + Diogo Bento text Diogo Bento, Jos茅 Nunes

lighting design Daniel Worm d鈥橝ssump莽茫o, Pedro Nabais set design C谩tia Pinheiro sound design Vasco Rodrigues video Vasco Mendes costumes Jordann Santos Portuguese Sign Language training Ana Bela Baltazar, Joana Cottim executive production Ana Lopes

cast Cl谩udia Braga, Diogo Bento, Joana Cottim, Mariana Magalh茫es, Tiago J谩come

co-produced by Estrutura, S茫o Luiz Teatro Municipal, Teatro Nacional S茫o Jo茫o support 23 Milhas

playing time 1:10 Ages 12 and up