Manoel Prazeres – theatre director

Manoel Prazeres

Manoel Prazeres

Was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro in january 1959.

Holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, with specialization in Informatics from UFRJ. For many years, he worked as software developer and network administrator.

Studied Performing Arts at UNIRIO and Screenplay at Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro.

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

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

In 1988, directed The Misunderstanding by Albert Camus.

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

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

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

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

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

In 2007, wrote the play The Art of Being Right based on the book of the same name by Arthur Schopenhauer, presented at Casa da Gávea with the direction of Vitor Lemos.

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

In 2008, 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 2010, wrote and directed A Arte de Lidar segundo as Mulheres, a comedy dedicated to Leila Diniz, presented at Casa da Gávea.

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

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

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

In 2016, 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 2016, was the stage director for the concert O Amor Brasileiro – commemorating 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 2017, 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, created the video An Unusual Way to Exhibit and Appreciate Soviet Posters from the performance with Rick Yates that took place in December 2016 at Escola de Cinema Darcy Ribeiro.