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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.

© Bruno Simão.
© Bruno Simão.
© Bruno Simão.
© Bruno Simão.
© Bruno Simão.
© Bruno Simão.
© Bruno Simão.
© Bruno Simão.
© Charles Fréger.

25 MAR 2022
FRI 21:00

26 MAR 2022
SAT 19:00

27 MAR 2022
SUN 17:00

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Emílio Rui Vilar Auditorium
14€ (discounts)

Duration 1h45

In Portuguese and Sardinian with Portuguese subtitles

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

ACT Art Climate Transition


RTPAntena 3Rádio Futura


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


Andrea Loi, Giuseppe Carai, João Paulo Alves, Luís Meneses, Marco Abbà, Rafael Costa, Riccardo Spanu and Rubens Ortu


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 Isfanoni


Andreas Bentzon, Benjamim Pereira / Instituto dos Museus e da Conservação, I.P.

Arena Ensemble’s Managing Director

Marta Delgado Martins

Production Assistant

Mafalda Teles

Production Support (Bragança)

Luís Manuel Costa

Project Coordinator and Production Director

Mariana Brandão


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




Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon


Alessio Masones, António Câmara Manuel, Fernando Tiza, Júlia Almeida e Miguel Rodrigues, Kimberley Ribeiro, Maria Rotar and Teatrul Excelsior, Maurizio Masones, Octávio Marrão, Sòtziu Tenore Nugoresu

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

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