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.