Manoel Prazeres – theatre director and author

In May 2018, he created and presented the lecture Dramaturgy of Things: a digression on historical, technical and ethical aspects of dramaturgy that stimulates the public debate on communication, art and entertainment in the context of a humanity in conflict with the virtuality.

In January 2018, with Rick Yates and Daniela Salles Abreu, he launched the project Guerras para um Homem Só: two plays – A Love Book and O Monge Nikodim – connected in the theme – the solitude of the common man faced with the violence of the great mobilizations of intolerance – and in the aesthetic option – the physical proximity between actors and spectators in unconventional closed space.

In 2017, he directed the experiment The Tempest, from the play by William Shakespeare, on the platform VR KinoTheater, in the Visgraf (IMPA): a research on new forms of expression combining theatre and cinema with game technologies and virtual reality.

In 2017, he created the video An Unusual Way to Exhibit and Appreciate Soviet Posters from the performance by Rick Yates that took place in December 2016 at Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro: a look at the mobile devices as an extension of the spectator’s body at the moment of aesthetic enjoyment.

In 2017, he was the stage director for two concerts of the VIII Circuito Musica Brasilis: Marcha para o Conde da Barca, with Marília Vargas, Rosana Lanzelotte, Ricardo Kanji and Marcos França (BNDES – Rio de Janeiro/RJ and CCBB – Brasília/DF), and Abram alas para Chiquinha Gonzaga, with Clara Sverner and Helena Varvaki (Theatro São Pedro – Porto Alegre/RS) and with José Staneck, Ricardo Santoro, Marina Spoladore and Helena Varvaki (or Marcia do Valle) (Theatro Dom Pedro – Petrópolis/RJ and Circuito SESI-RJ).

In 2017, he wrote the screenplay for the feature film We who are all lovers in Paris, from the play Nós, written in 2012 in partnership with Camila Moreira. Originally written in Portuguese, the dialogues were translated to English and French by Diego Teza and Renaud Leenhardt.

In 2016-2017, he directed The Other Place, a play by Sharr White, presented at Centro Cultural Justiça Federal, Teatro Candido Mendes and Teatro Café Pequeno.

In 2016, he was the stage director for the concert O Amor Brasileiro – celebrating the 200th anniversary of the French Artistic Mission in Brazil, with Rosana Lanzelotte, Olivier Baumont, Julien Chauvin, Alberto Kanji and Jean-Paul Lefèvre (Sala Cecília Meireles – Rio de Janeiro/RJ).

In 2016, he was the stage director for two concerts of the VII Circuito Musica Brasilis: Missão Artística 200 Anos, with Ricardo Kanji, Marília Vargas, Guilherme de Camargo and Fábio Cardoso (BNDES – Rio de Janeiro/RJ and Theatro Carlos Gomes – Vitória/ES), and Cartas Leopoldinas, with Rosana Lanzelotte, Jacques Ogg, Ricardo Kanji, Felipe Prazeres, Alberto Kanji and Carol Castro (Sala Cecília Meireles – Rio de Janeiro/RJ and FLIP – Paraty/RJ).

In 2015, along with other authors, he launched the book Chá das 3 – Investigação, Criação e Memórias.

In 2012, he wrote the play Nós in partnership with Camila Moreira.

In 2011, he directed Caio Assassinado, from his play Calígula – O Príncipe Imoral and Ela, a short story by Camila Moreira, presented at Teatro Glauce Rocha.

In 2010, he wrote and directed the play A Arte de Lidar segundo as Mulheres, a comedy dedicated to Leila Diniz, presented at Casa da Gávea.

In 2008, he wrote and directed the play A Fruta e a Casca, a free appropriation of Capitu, the character from the novel Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis, presented at Casa da Gávea and Teatro Café Pequeno.

In 2007, he wrote the play The Art of Being Right, a comedy very freely inspired on the work of Arthur Schopenhauer, presented at Casa da Gávea with the direction of Vitor Lemos.

In 2007, he wrote the play Calígula – O Príncipe Imoral. He directed a medium-length video based on it and directed presentations of the work in progress.

In 2006, he adapted the play Te Amo nesta Escuridão, by Luís Arnaldo Gastão, directed by Helena Varvaki.

In 2005, he wrote the screenplay for feature film Notícias do Araguaia.

In 2005, he wrote the play Uma Interdição Habita em Mim, directed by Helena Varvaki.

In 2002, he was the coordinator of Festsoft – Festival de Software Cultura e Liberdade, held at Palácio Gustavo Capanema by Rio de Janeiro state government.

In 1990, he directed O Monge Nikodim, his adaptation of the novel The Artamonov Business by Máximo Gorki.

In 1988, he directed The Misunderstanding by Albert Camus.

In 1987, he adapted and directed the short story Via Crucis do Corpo by Clarice Lispector.

In 1987, he founded the Teatro Kairos with the actress Helena Varvaki.