Companhia Cepa Torta is a creative group that has been working in the field of theater and performance since 1999, particularly in the municipality of Lisbon, and bases its work on five main vectors: strong community membership (in Marvila-Chelas), theatrical research at the intersection of classics with new dramaturgy by the director and playwright Miguel Maia, training a young audience and establishing artistic dialogues with the interior (Baixo Alentejo), in addition to the search for new audiences with, for example, the already nationally recognized feast of interpreted readings Tonight cries out and to the recently created New Dramaturgy Award for Female Authorship.
They assume theirs as a profoundly political artistic proposal, dealing with the polis in its broadest sense: they are artists and therefore vectors of reflection, information and thought. They are part of very different social and geographic contexts, favoring accessibility to the widest possible audience, and giving stage to underrepresented groups in the national artistic scene.
Activities are spread across several domains: original shows (adaptations of classics/literary works, documentary reflections on community creation processes), theater text reading festival (which includes the New Dramaturgy Award for Female Authorship, podcasts and workshops) , continued theatrical creation with children and young people, specialized training for professionals and national itinerancy.
The artistic matrix remains in the idea of action: the artist as an individual and a place of struggle against the normalization of thought, looking for open, experimental languages, focused on the idea of constructive deconstruction: questioning the meanings to find others that can also work .
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of people who collaborate on different projects.