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Carta à Matilde (Letter to Matilde)

©Jose Caldeira
Past event
Dates and Schedules

20 to 24 September
Wednesday to Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sunday, 4 pm


Sala Mário Viegas




€12 with discounts (Covered by the Culture Pass - available only at the Theater ticket office)

Age Restriction

12 +


“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 e 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 Co-production Estrutura, Teatro Municipal do Porto and São Luiz Teatro Municipal


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