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João Villas-Boas
©Ninfeia Ateliê
Past event
Dates and Schedules

December 15th, 17th and 19th
Wednesday, Friday & Sunday, 19h30


Sala Mário viegas



Age Restriction



Starting on December 1st and until further instructions from the Health Authorities (DGS), according to the current measures regarding the access to public events with assigned seats it’s required the presentation of the digital vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or negative testing certificate (negative PCR test certificate performed in the 72 hours prior to the show or antigen test performed in the 48 hours prior to the show).

For further informations please contact the ticket office using the phone 213257650 or the email bilheteira@teatrosaoluiz.pt


From geja (“gay”, adjetive) +‎ -aĉ- (“pejorative”) +‎ -o. It’s read “gaiátcho” and means “faggot”, in Esperanto, a secondary universal language, created as a language that+s unifying and parallel to all languages. Gejaĉo is a change, a jump over the bonfire, a devutant solo dance, a ritual and, therefore, given all this, a transition. It’s a journey, a project of creation and experimentation of several rituals on the search for the creation of a new ritual which symbolizes de transition from the denial do the acceptance of homosexuality and which may also be a liturgy of acceptance and parity. Here we are humans, maybe demigods, celebrating the mysteries.


Um Coração Normal is a cycle dedicated to the themes of gender identity and sexual orientation, which includes three distinctive though complementary moments: identities, an informal convefsation on the topic, with first hand testimonies and and the participation of specialists; Vita & Virginiam from Eileen Atkins, a compilation of 20 years of letters between the writers Virginia Wopolf and Vita Sackville-Weat, in particular the correspondence exchanged throughout the 1920s, when they met and fell in love; and Gejaĉo, a performative act turned to ritual, where there’s the intention of transitioning from the individual biography to the inclusion of everyone  who wishes to be part of it.


Cast and Creative

Creation and interpretation João Villas-Boas Dramaturgy support Nuno Pinheiro Movement support Piny Outside look Daniel Gorjão Scenic space Tiago Pinhal Costa Set construction assistance Tudo Faço – Américo e Luísa Castanheira Original music and sound Miguel Lucas Mendes Costumes João Rôla Press office Show buzz Production assistant Ana Jezabel Production and light design Teatro do Vão Residency support Mala voadora Acknowledgments Alexandre Rebelo, António MV, Bruno Huca, Frederico Batista, Gisela João, Íris Cayatte,  João Figueiredo Dias, lola.bordadeira, Mónica Talina, plataforma P’LA ARTE, SLM – Schmidt Light Metal Institutional partner República Portuguesa – Ministério da Cultura  


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