MIGUEL MAIA | ARTISTIC DIRECTION
Graduated in Theater and Community by ESTC. He works as a director, actor and project coordinator for the company.
Born in Lisbon in 1976, he is the artistic director of Companhia Cepa Torta. With initial training in engineering, he did several training courses in theater and has worked in the area since 1999. He holds a Master in Theater and Community from ESTC (2013). Since 1999, he has collaborated on projects as a director and actor - the interpretation of Fausto with Primeiros Sintomas in 2016 stands out, dir. by Bruno Bravo, the monologue O Rei Imaginário, by Raúl Brandão, dir. Leonor Buescu, in 2017, and the direction of the junior club of Teatro da Garagem in 2013, with Maria João Vicente. Participates in television, advertising and cinema works. In the area of theater and education, work developed in the school context (project Sei de um Sítio, Condes da Lousã School, Amadora (2012); coordination and training in the Selfie project in several schools in Odivelas since 2018) stands out. He does periodic training in theater, from where the initial training at Chapitô, with Eduardo Fão, can be highlighted, then going through IFICT, CEM, Gulbenkian with João Mota, Artistas Unidos, Restart and Bruno Bravo / Primeiros Sintomas.
His main focus of work is on dramaturgical work, staging and working with non-actors.
He staged A Bird and a Head, a children's show based on texts by Manuel Ant. Pina and Sophia de Mello Breyner which, since 2015, has been traveling the country. Since 2017, he has been the artistic director of the project Esta Noite Grita-se, readings of theater texts, where he had the opportunity to direct interpreted readings of various texts with actors such as Sara Carinhas, João Lagarto, José Wallenstein, Paulo Pinto, Pedro Gil , Rita Cabaço, Catarina Wallenstein, Elmano Sancho, among many others. In 2019 he created and staged the show “Studies on desire - Volume 01 - O Barão” based on the work of Branquinho da Fonseca and Aldous Huxley, premiered in Lisbon and with itinerancy in different parts of the country, awarded with the best text adaptation for theater among several other prizes by Guia dos Teatros, JUP and Comunidade Cultura e Arte.