Festival was written by Jorge Andrade as the last show in a trilogy around the idea of happiness (after Paraíso #1 and Paradise project).

Festival is a science fiction show. The action takes place in an office, where everything has a price tag. Four people are at work. They are dedicated to the task of imagining what life after death might be like, and their professionalism depends on their ability to speculate. The company’s financial success depends on it. Ideas such as Heaven or reincarnation will seem like the work of the inexperienced, compared to the cogitations of these four employees on microbes, waiting rooms, monitoring systems, switches, multiplied people – a festival. They devote their time to the not-yet-imagined, like art.

direction Jorge Andrade, with assistance from Maria Jorge text Jorge Andrade, from Sum by David Eagleman with Anabela Almeida / Maria Jorge, David Cabecinha / António MV, Jorge Andrade and Maria Ana Filipe / Andreia Bento / Marco Augusto set design José Capela, with image editing by António MV costumes José Capela light Daniel Worm d’Assumpção / João Fonte and Jorge Andrade stage photography José Carlos Duarte and José Caldeira promotional image António MV production direction Pedro Jordão executive production Andreia Bento production assistance Sofia Freitas technical direction João Fonte coproduction Centro Cultural de Belém and Centro Cultural Vila Flor


September 26, 2015 ‧ Fábrica ASA (Guimarães)

October 2 to 8, 2015 ‧ Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon)

September 25 to 27, 2020 ‧ Teatro Carlos Alberto (Porto)

November 5, 2021 + November 29 and 31, 2022 ‧ Auditório Municipal António Chaínho (Santiago do Cacém)

November 11, 2021 ‧ Auditório Municipal do Fórum Cultural do Seixal

December 3, 2021 ‧ Teatro Municipal de Bragança