DOING IT by Pedro Penim / Teatro Praga

Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) 2022 presents



by Pedro Penim / Teatro Praga

Country: Portugal | Language: English  | Year Of Inception: 2020

About DOING IT by Pedro Penim

In DOING IT, Pedro Penim confesses a secret passion that takes him very far across the sea of Internet. An innocent and obscure addiction that he never revealed before: his “island collection”. Pedro has been researching, collecting and systematizing information about several uninhabited and/or remote islands for a long time and this piece intends to stage a discourse that gives some clues about this interest in isolation, evasion and in the demarcation of space. In DOING IT, Pedro brings the spectators into the mind of someone who is constantly seeking and makes us think about our own obsessions. What do we do in secret on our computers when no one sees us?

DOING IT is a project created within the Portuguese edition of the cycle Mis Documentos by Lola Arias at Teatro do Bairro Alto – TBA, Lisbon – February 2020.

Conference-Performance Pedro Penim / Teatro Praga
Curator Mis Documents Lola Arias
Dramaturgy: Bibiana Mendes Picado
Support for artistic residency Victor Córdon Studios
Photos: Ana Viotti
Coproduction Teatro Praga and Teatro do Bairro Alto

The online version was produced by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main with Lola Arias, in coproduction with Kampnagel Hamburg, Kaserne Basel and Münchner Kammerspielen.

About Pedro Penim / Teatro Praga

Who needs Realism
when we can have Fakism?
O Teatro Praga assume-se como um grupo ou federação de artistas, com brasão e história. Como a cada espetáculo, ou dia, é outra coisa, costuma responder à pergunta sobre quem é com uma reformulação da pergunta. Ainda assim, o Teatro Praga regozija-se com a ordem estabelecida e olha para as variações imprevisíveis a que se sujeita como um modo de alargar o conceito de previsibilidade.
O Teatro Praga nasceu em 1995 e está sediado na Rua das Gaivotas em Lisboa. Colabora regularmente com algumas das mais prestigiadas estruturas culturais em Portugal e tem-se apresentado em festivais e teatros de diversos países europeus (Itália, Reino Unido, Espanha, Alemanha, França, Bélgica, Hungria, Eslovénia, Estónia, Dinamarca e Polónia), em Israel e na China.

Director, actor and playwright born in Lisbon, 1975. His work extends also to cultural programming, conferences, translation and teaching, and he has been presented in several festivals and theaters throughout the Portuguese territory as well as in several countries in Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East.
He has a degree in Theatre at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (Lisbon) and a Master in Cultural Management in ISCTE (Lisbon). He founded in 1995 the collective Teatro Praga, an emblematic company of contemporary Portuguese theatre creation, with which he premiered more than 50 shows, having been awarded several prizes.
In 2013 he founded the cultural space Rua das Gaivotas 6 in Lisbon, a project that welcomes the creations of new artists, on the fringes of established circuits.
In 2021 he was appointed artistic director of the Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II. As a playwright he has signed several texts represented in Portuguese, English, French, Italian and Hebrew and has worked as a creator and interpreter in several international projects by artists such as: Tg. Stan – Belgium, Tim Etchells / Ant Hampton – UK, Forced Entertainment – UK and Lola Arias – Argentina.

About The Festival

The Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) is an annual event showcasing films drawn from the world of theatre and performance. The festival presents experimental, emerging, and established theatre artists and filmmakers from around the world to audiences and industry professionals. The 7th annual festival will focus on work for the screen created by theatre artists during the Time of Corona. The festival will be held digitally from March 1st – 15th 2022.

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