Marco Martins

Marco Martins


Marco Martins


Marco Martins proposes in WILD a reflection on the use of the mask in ritualistic practices that, since time immemorial, collectively mark crucial moments in Europe, such as the equinoxes and solstices, integrating characters such as the Wild Man, the Bear, the Goat or the Devil.

We are increasingly a society of masks that hide behind a virtual world. What is the current meaning of mask? How can living with the sanitary mask transform each person's activity, activism and identity? We live in a daily life full of avatars, caricatures, memes, applications that allow you to transform the face and body and various types of filters capable of blurring the line between faces and masks. Based on the investigation of the ancestral meaning of the mask, WILD will map its value as an identity possibility, as well as the complexity inherent to the multiplication and intersection of identities.

25 MAR 2022
FRI 21:00

26 MAR 2022
SAT 19:00

27 MAR 2022
SUN 17:00

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Main auditorium
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Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, following ACT - Art, Climate, Transition project

ACT Art Climate Transition


Antena 3


Marco Martins

Original idea

Renzo Barsotti

Text and Dramaturgy

Marco Martins and Patrícia Portela based on the cast’s contributions

Collaboration and Dramaturgical Support

Alexander Gerner, Charles Fréger, Giovanni Carroni, Rita Cabaço, Vânia Rovisco

Cast Italian and Portuguese non-actores


Miguel Abras

Set Designer

Fernando Brízio

Scenographic Project, Production and Assembly 


Light Designer

Nuno Meira

Light Operation

Ricardo Campos

Sound Designer and Sound Operation

Sérgio Milhano


Vânia Rovisco

Director's Assistant

Rita Quelhas

Research Consultant

Zé Pires

Rehearsal Support

Rita Cabaço, Vânia Rovisco


Doina Isfanioni

Arena Ensemble’s Managing Director

Marta Delgado Martins

Production Assistant

Mafalda Teles

Project Coordinator and Production Director

Mariana Brandão


Culturgest, Porto Municipal Theatre – Rivoli, Bragança Municipal Theatre, Rota Clandestina/Setúbal City Council, Teatro di Sardegna and Arena Ensemble




Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon


Maria Rotar and Teatrul Excelsior, Óctavio Marrão

With financial support of República Portuguesa - Ministério da Cultura / Direcção Geral das Artes

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