Universidade do Minho [2014/16]
© Xana Novais, 2016
Theatre exercises directed by Rogério Nuno Costa within the major in Theatre at Universidade do Minho (Guimarães, Portugal). A 5-month Laboratory for the exploration of post-dramatic possibilities for theatre making (performance, direction, writing, dramaturgy, set/light design, documentation), based on methodologies of collaboration, co-creation, experimentation and collective reflection.
PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE 
Based on “Endgame”, by Samuel Beckett, Pièce de Résistance premiered in October 2014 at Nogueira da Silva Museum (Braga, Portugal), within Festival de Outono. About the crisis of originality, about the vice of language, about translation, about the End as the ultimate avantgarde.
© Xana Novais, 2014
TERCEIRA IDADE 
© Nuno Pitada 
Based on the namesake play “Third Age” by Portuguese playwright José Maria Vieira Mendes. The performance premiered in June 2015 at Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitetura (Guimarães, Portugal), within the frame of Festival Andando/Festivais Gil Vicente. About the cross-generational crisis, about the apocalypse being televised, about Orwell-Bentham ethics and aesthetics, about lip sync as the ultimate avantgarde.
THE TEMPEST™, amusement park 
© Xana Novais 
Based on “Tempest” by William Shakespeare. Theatre performance premiered in June 2016 at Mala Voadora (Porto, Portugal). About catastrophes and debacles, about History and his’story, about talent and the tension between Arts and Sports, about the disease behind the “aboutness” of things.