IF I LIVED YOU WOULD DIE
BY MIGUEL CASTRO CALDAS
February 16, 2022
Duration: 90 minutes
Age rating: M16
Prices: to be announced
A show by Miguel Castro Caldas, Lígia Soares, Filipe Pinto, Gonçalo Alegria, Miguel Loureiro and Tiago Barbosa
The title of this show is taken from Robespierre’s pseudo-epitaph: “Passenger, do not weep at my death, if I lived you would die.” The passer-by and Robespierre cannot be alive at the same time, and yet that is what playwrights and actors do roughly in the
theater: the playwright dies, and the actor resurrects him without dying himself.
Let us take someone who reads a text aloud, in public, with paper in hand: we are faced with the simultaneity of his presence and his non-presence (both of the text and of the reader). With this show we want to highlight the non-presence, the phantasmagoria, the other
event that is not what actors usually claim as the here and now. Put even more the dead on the scene. Let’s not summon the dead to life, let’s summon ourselves there. And for that we ask the text to help us on this journey of death.
Page three; let’s start.
Direction and text: Miguel Castro Caldas
Conception: Miguel Castro Caldas, Lígia Soares and Filipe Pinto
Set and costumes: Filipe Pinto
Creation and interpretation: Lígia Soares, Miguel Loureiro and Tiago Barbosa
Creation, sound, video and light: Gonçalo Alegria
Pre-production: Marta Raquel Fonseca
Executive producer: Vânia Faria, Tânia Guerreiro
Creation and assistance to rehearsals: Catarina Salomé Marques
Technical Director: Cristovão Cunha
Support: GDA, AND Lab, Espaço no Tempo, Independent Productions.
Enseada Amena, Cultural Pole of the Seagulls – CML, Forum Dança