THE CONSTITUTION

2016
MICKAEL DE OLIVEIRA

Ágata Pinho, Miguel Moreira, Paulo Pinto and Pedro Lacerda are the heroes of a new society, as they’re invited to write a new Constitution, although none of them has any experience in the matter. They propose to write the most modern Constitution and engage in a debate in order to discover the best way to abridge this super text and still include ideas that will regulate, liberte, oppress and emancipate the future, while revising the principles that currently steer the State. 

 

In The Constitution, Mickael de Oliveira conjures an accurate reenactment of the most important decisions taken by the performers during a short period of time in which they were isolate from the world, in order to write a perfect constitution for an imperfect community.

 

This show is part of the autor’s tetralogy, which seeks to think through several political, philosophical, public and private questions that shape our society: No(s) Revolution(s) [2015], The Constitution [2016], Socrates Must Die [2017-2018] and Sauna [2017].

Text and Direction: Mickaël de Oliveira

Direction Assistant: Solange Freitas

Cast: Ágata Pinho/Maria Leite, Miguel Moreira, Paulo Pinto and Pedro Lacerda 

Lighting Design: Rui Monteiro

Sets and Costumes: António MV

Music: Diogo Ribeiro 

Director of Production: Maria João Santos

Production: Colectivo84

Co-production: Teatro Nacional D. Maria II

Artistic Residency: mala voadora.porto
Writing Residency: Festival Terre de Paroles, Normandie (FR)

Partnerships: Lisboa Ginásio Clube.

This project was funded by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture - DGArtes 

PERFORMANCES

CENTRO CULTURAL DA GAFANHA DA NAZARÉ (GAFANHA DA NAZARÉ, PT)

TEATRO VIRIATO (VISEU, PT)

CENTRO DE ARTES DE OVAR (OVAR, PT)

TEATRO ACADÉMICO DE GIL VICENTE (COIMBRA, PT)

FESTIVAL TERRE DE PAROLES (NORMANDIA, FR)

THEATRE UNDER ST. MARKS, NEW YORK CITY (USA)

TEASER

© COLECTIVO84

Colectivo84 is a structure sponsored by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture/ Direção Geral das Artes.

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