Companhia Cepa Torta is an artistic platform with the collaboration of different professionals from the fields of theater and the fine arts. Working in theater and performance area since 1999, it was legally constituted as an non-profit association
The Company has a multifaceted artistic team and, in its almost 20 years of existence, has carried out works in Teatro na Malaposta, Teatro Ibérico, Teatro Taborda, Biblioteca de Marvila, Teatro da Comuna, among other spaces in Lisbon and in a little bit throughout the country, but also out of doors such as the Bridewell Theater in London. The company work has been based on original productions inspired in classic texts by Brecht, Gil Vicente, Raul Brandão, Euripides, Tchékhov, Durënmatt and Portuguese poets. Its portfolio also includes projects based on original texts, as well as a wide range of shows and educational initiatives aimed at children and young people.
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Our artistic proposal does not obey
a specific canon, as can be seen by our production history, which mirrors the plurality of its members artistic origins. With a path related to the performing arts, we have the continuous ambition to research ways of doing things, investing in the search for new approaches to staging and creation. We often use classic texts because we recognize their intrinsic value as timeless artistic statements.
Revisiting this heritage does not, however,
prevents us from being attentive to contemporary dramas (assuming the ambiguity of the word here) and therefore our projects
future include many texts by authors of the XX and XXI centuries. At the same time, we develop continuity artistic work with communities in Marvila (Lisbon) and Odivelas, in addition to the production of shows and workshops for children and young people. We affectionately call
to this youth section “O Rebento” (literally translates to Sprout.
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cepa torta company
We work with a small nuclear team and a group
of people who collaborate on different projects.
With several trainings in photography, he has belonged to the company since 2016 and is responsible for the photographic record of the various projects. It also assumes responsibility for communicating the initiatives developed by the Company.