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Carta à Matilde (Letter to Matilde) | online

©Estelle Valente
Past event
Dates and Schedules

November 1st to December 31st






Free of charge

Age Restriction



Legendas disponíveis em inglês.


Carta à Matilde, by Cátia Pinheiro / Estrutura, which played at São Luiz in September, can now be seen for free, until the end of 2023, on the platform Prospero – Extended Theatre, the project that brings together nine European theaters and a media partner with the objective of bringing the best European theater, digitally and free of charge, to as many spectators as possible. At www.prospero-theatre.tv, there is also an interview with Cátia Pinheiro about this show.


“I am a mother. I have a daughter called Matilde, who was born in 2020, at a time when the world seemed to be in more than enough disarray to still cope with a pandemic. And here we are. Me, Matilde and the world… and all the Matildes in the world.” Starting from an autobiographical element that is the experience of motherhood, Cátia Pinheiro creates a show that has as its motto the writing of a letter to her daughter. A letter in performative format that results from several collaborations that all start from the same premise: to write a letter about the world we would like this little being to inhabit. Between fear, guilt and unbridled joy, Carta à Matilde comes from a very intimate place to launch a letter-performance to the world that focuses on this relentless relationship that is raising a child and bringing it to a place that is as strange and scary as it is incredible and wonderful.

Cast and Creative

Creation Cátia Pinheiro Text and Dramaturgical collaboration Cátia Pinheiro, José Nunes, Joyce Souza and Sónia Baptista INTERPRETATION Beatriz Filomeno, Cátia Pinheiro, Romana Naruna and Sónia Baptista Video participation Joana Cottim Set design Cátia Pinheiro Light Design Daniel Worm d’Assumpção Soundtrack and Sound Design Vasco Zentzua Video Vasco Mendes COSTUMES Jordann Santos Set Design and Construction Rui Quintas Azevedo Creative Assistance Beatriz Filomeno EXTERNAL VIEW AND BOOKLET Mafalda Banquart PRODUCTION COORDINATION Inês Carvalho e Lemos COMMUNICATION AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION Romana Naruna RESIDENCE SUPPORT CRL – Central Elétrica VIDEO EDITING AND DIRECTION Tiago Inuit CAMERA OPERATION Manuel Loureiro and Joana Marques TRANSLATION AND SUBTITLES Patrícia Azevedo da Silva Co-production Estrutura, Teatro Municipal do Porto e São Luiz Teatro Municipal


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