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If a Window Would Open

New Stage (Nová scéna), Národní 4, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00

  • drama
  • alternative theatre


  • Tue 2. 10. 2018 20.00
  • Wed 3. 10. 2018 20.00

What do we see when we watch the eight o’clock news? A proposition of reality.

Some news corporation's idea of what is important within the time and space of one day. The news tells us that this is the reality which we are a part of — a reality where, generally speaking, none of our daily thoughts or actions are even registered.

Tiago Rodrigues presented a first draft of this project as a solo performance in 2009 at the Teatro Maria Matos, under the title Outro dia (Another Day). He dubbed his own voice and words over the text of a television news broadcast in an attempt to tell the story of another day. Another Day offers the basis for this new creation.

If a Window Would Open starts from the idea of replacing a public discourse with an intimate one. It explores alternative ways of talking about the facts that make up “the news”. It is the birth of another journalism, on the human scale of a stage, where the glance between two actors could have the same weight as global warming.

In English, with Czech surtitles.

stage director: Tiago Rodrigues
set, costumes and lighting: Magda Bizarro, Tiago Rodrigues
sound and music: Alexandre Talhinhas
video: Bruno Canas, Tiago Rodrigues
special collaboration: João Adelino Faria
english translation: Joana Frazão

cast: Bernardo de Almeida, Cláudia Gaiolas, Paula Diogo, Tiago Rodrigues ...

running time: 1 h 15 min (no intermission)

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