Bruno Martins


Bruno Martins is an actor by training, a transdisciplinary creator by conviction and undisciplined by nature. Theater is the language from which he begins to discover new forms that often intersect with dance, music and the circus. He has a phobia of theater foyers on opening days and a huge lack of vocation for small talk. He began his studies in Acting at the Contemporary Academy of Spectacle, in Porto, and specialized in theater-movement at the École International de Thêátre Jacques Lecoq, in Paris.

In 2008 he founded and has since been the Artist-Director of Teatro da Didascália. It is within this structure that he develops his work as an artist, creating works with regular circulation throughout the country and with occasional presentations at the international level in countries such as: Spain, France, Lithuania, Brazil and Turkey. Of his most recent creations, the highlights are Border (Fronteira, 2019), Clay (Argila: no princípio era o Verbo, 2019), Prelude, the savage woman (Prelúdio: a mulher selvagem, 2016), World in a Wardrobe (Guarda Mundos, 2015).

Parallel to his work as a creator, he directs and programs Vaudeville Rendez-Vous International Festival, with a programming focused on the contemporary circus universe and transdisciplinary forms for public space, in the municipalities of Barcelos, Braga, Famalicão and Guimarães. He was responsible for the programming of Territórios Dramáticos, the theater meeting between 2017 and 2019, and for the creation between 2013 and 2016, of Contos d’Avó – itinerant oral narration festival, developed in the rural parishes of Vila Nova de Famalicão.

Also within this structure, he was responsible for the idealization and conception of the fAUNA space, an alternative cultural space inserted in an old cow farm in Quinta da Bemposta, in Joane, intended for the programming and hosting of artistic residencies.