Between the 17th and 26th of March, the first edition of the theater meeting – DRAMATIC TERRITORIES – promoted by the Teatro da Didascália, took place in Joane, a project that aims to trace over the years a look at the artistic and aesthetic diversity of the theater produced throughout the Portuguese territory.
The first edition of TERRITÓRIOS DRAMÁTICOS brought to Joane shows produced from cities as diverse as Vila Real, Lisbon, Fundão, Águeda, Porto and, of course, Vila Nova de Famalicão.
Since the 70s, at a time when the cultural offer in the region was scarce, it was through the Associação Teatro Construção, an old and important theater association still operating in Joane, that some of the performers performed for the first time in the region. most important theatrical projects in the country: Bando, Barraca, Casa da Comédia, TEAR, Seiva Trupe, Teatro Experimental de Cascais, Teatro Experimental do Porto, Teatro Oficina, and many others.
Teatro da Didascália created this meeting because it considers it urgent to speak and reflect on a territory with a past strongly linked to the theater, and from it, to know and think about other projects rooted in other territories.
DRAMATIC TERRITORIES is also a space for sharing between the theater and the most varied audiences and sensitivities. The meeting and dialogue between artists and the public will be stimulated through Cear e Falar, which will take place after the shows, an invitation for the public and artists to share the table.
In these two weeks of programming, in addition to the shows, two films were also projected that have the theater as their starting point: Until the Canto do Galo, created by the company Peripécia Teatro, from Vila Real, in partnership with the Spanish director Ramón de los Santos, and Amar, Beber e Cantar, the last film by French director Alain Resnais, who adapted the play “Life of Riley”, by English playwright Alan Ayckbourn, for cinema.