TEKNÉ is a work of theatre in which the final show is sought via its technical set-up and preparation. Taking as its starting point the world imagined in Thomas Bernhard’s ‘Der Theatermacher’, the show lays bare the experience of making theatre, where the process of bringing together the elements of the scene – lighting, props, script, sound, costumes, direction, performance – becomes itself the object of dialogue between the theatre-makers.
Technician 1: “What has any of this here got to do with the fire and the subplot with the couple?”
Technician 2: “This looks more like a technical rider being set up.
This, in a nutshell, is it.”
TEKNÉ is a work of theatre in which a company does the set-up for a show titled “O Bananal”.
A piece by Ana Gil, Nuno Leão, Óscar Silva with Ana Gil, Nuno Leão, Óscar Silva, pedro fonseca, Rui M. Silva, Vera Kalantrupmann
Dramaturgy and Text_ Ricardo B. Marques
Light design_ pedro fonseca/colectivo, ac
sound design_ miguel garcia / colectivo, ac
Set design_ criação coletiva
Stills and video documentary_ Maria Leonardo Cabrita, Tiago Moura
Executive production_ Bruno Esteves
Production_ Terceira Pessoa
Funding_ Direção-Geral das Artes / República Portuguesa-Cultura, Câmara Municipal de Castelo Branco, Teatro Municipal da Guarda, Teatro-Cine de Torres Vedras
Artistic residence_ Fábrica da Criatividade de Castelo Branco
Fábrica da Criatividade, Castelo Branco
Cine-Teatro Avenida, Castelo Branco
Teatro-Cine de Torres Vedras
Oficina Municipal de Teatro, Coimbra
Teatro Municipal da Guarda