Tiago Rodrigues – Writing for People
7th September | 10:00 am – 13:00 am
Tiago Rodrigues was brought up as an artist in a collaborative way of working, aiming at the most democratic way possible to make theatre together. Colaborare, from the latin, means “working together”, but it can also mean ͞”feeling pain together͟ or ͞being tired together͟”.
Since he started working in theatre, 20 years ago now, Tiago Rodrigues has asked himself how can he understand the people he’s with and share their vision of the world. It’s not about adapting to the aesthetics or politics of someone else. When he chose to do theatre, one of his main motivations was the fact that he would not spend his life obeying orders. It’s not about cancelling his own voice: Tiago Rodrigues tries to understand and adapt to others because he likes singing in the choir. Sometimes he sings out of key, but still as part of the choir. He wants to participate in the world, be with others, be tired and in pain and, if possible, happy with others.
When he started writing his own plays, about 10 years ago, he tried to continue to collaborate. Tiago Rodrigues never really just write: he always writes for someone. And more than writing for actors, dancers or performers, he tries to write for Isabel, Pedro, Sofia, Vitor, Frank, Jolente.
In Parallel Lives, Plutarch wrote that after Antony and Cleopatra, to love became the ability to experience the world through the sensibility of the other. Becoming the other while still being you. That’s what Tiago Rodrigues looks for: a romantic collaboration that is only possible if he’s able to see through someone else’s eyes.
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