Based on an open competition, the ARTISTAS DOURO program award 5 scholarships to 5 artists from Porto, with funding from the Porto City Council and the support of A Oficina.
Every time an actor auditions they have to write a motivation letter. For each job opportunity, a new document that demonstrates your level of enthusiasm and interest in that project.
In each new letter we put a little of ourselves into a project for which we don’t know if we will be chosen. When I am excluded, I save another seed in the “applications” folder, another one that will never see the light of day.
In this collective hallucination in which we exist, where working-to-live means living-to- work, we are freely submissive to our own constant optimization, self-exploring ourselves in search of the pre-possibility of a job.
The proposal we present here is to create an artistic object based on these ideas that were rejected and discarded. A show born from the power of broken motivations.
creation, text and interpretation João Delgado Lourenço ‧ dramaturgy João Delgado Lourenço and Rossana Ribeiro ‧ stage design assistance Luísa Maria ‧ stage design and props Rossana Ribeiro ‧ original music and sound design Catarina Estácio ‧ video and photography José Pedro Lopes and Rossana Ribeiro ‧ production support BALA - Dramaturgical Center ‧ supports CRL – Central Eléctrica, Instável – Choreographic Center, TUP ‧ project financed by Mala Voadora - Scholarship ARTISTAS DOURO ‧
March 25th to April 2nd. October 17th to 22nd ‧ mala voadora (residencies)
October 20th to 22nd ‧ mala voadora (presentations)