Project NÓS - A Galician-Portuguese Project for Theatre

Where
Portugal
When
2016
Who
Portuguese National Theatres - Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisbon) and Teatro Nacional de S. João (Porto)
Galician Dramatic Center
Theatre / Drama Schools of Lisboa, Porto and Vigo
Key objectives of the measure:

National Theatre D. Maria II designed a cooperation project between the 2 Portuguese National Theatres (Lisbon and Porto) and the Galician Dramatic Center, as well as with the Superior Theatre / Drama Schools of Lisbon, Porto and Vigo.

The project aims to create a regular circulation of performances (a theater production per year) between Lisbon, Porto and Santiago de Compostela, with the graduate students of the 3 Superior Drama Schools in different training areas.

Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The project NÓS is the basis of synergies between Portugal and Galicia. To invest in the relationship with Galicia is to invest in the future. That’s why this is a cooperation project between the 3 drama schools (Lisbon, Porto and Vigo), the 2 National Theatres (TNDMII and TNSJ) and the Galician Dramatic Center, to create conditions for national productions, having in mind the professional circulation of Portuguese and Galician students. With this project and from the training process, artistic and creative networks we’ll be created.

The Project has 2 editions, the first one in 2015 and the second one in 2016. It was decided that 11 students from the 3 Drama schools would participate (2015), acting students and technical specialities students. National Theatres and the Dramatic Center have the responsibility to ensure production resources and visibility.

In the first edition (2015):

  • 1st rehearsal month - April – Porto
  • 2nd rehearsal month – May – Lisbon
  • Opening – June – National Theatre D. Maria II – Lisbon
  • Performances – Lisbon (June), Porto (June) and Santiago de Compostela (June)

    Portuguese drama director and playwright.

In the second edition (2016):

  • 1st rehearsal month - April – Porto
  • 2nd rehearsal month – May – Santiago de Compostela
  • Opening – June – Santiago de Compostela
  • Performances – Santiago de Compostela (June), Porto (June) and Lisbon (June)

Galician drama director and playwright.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Devised to help in the construction of a network of young artists, this project places National Theatres at the service of the educational community, reinforcing student’s professionalization and circulation.

At the same time this project will enable the reinforcement of the cultural cooperation between Portugal and Galicia and a better knowledge of both peoples and culture.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

No information available.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation