Talk Series

on familiy

December 2, 2021 to January 13, 2022

Teatrão - Oficina Municipal do Teatro (Coimbra)


In the context of Teatrão's next creation, based on the work «da familia» [on family] by Valério Romão, Teatrão organizes, in collaboration with CES, a series of talks about different aspects of the contemporary family universe.

on family is a collection of twelve short stories written by Valério Romão. With a dramaturgy created by him, based on five of these stories, Teatrão will perform them starting in December. The five familiar episodes have a fabulist, mythical and fantastic structure, although paradoxically mundane. The episodes are not exactly located in this or that era, they are not part of the past although they are also there, nor are they contemporary, although recognizable in everyday life. Without having any essayistic, or formal, pretensions, the melodramatic treatment, in the best sense of the word, has an epic structure that inadvertently or deliberately, who knows, unsettles the receiver.

The six talks on family will be one of the parallel activities of this new Teatrão production. da família premieres on December 9, but the talks, moderated by Sílvia Portugal (FEUC/CES), will start on December 2 and will take place at Oficina Municipal do Teatro (Coimbra).


on the contemporary family
With Andreia Barbas and José Gameiro
December 2nd, 2021, 6pm

on family and State
With Rosa Monteiro and Sandra Passinhas
December 11, 2021, 5:00 PM

on the passionate family
With Madalena Duarte* and Amélia Augusto
December 16, 2021, 6:00 PM

on the nuclear family
With Ana Nunes de Almeida* and Deolinda Machado
December 18, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

on the traditional family
With Rosalina Costa and António Marujo*.
January 6, 2022, 6pm

on the inbred family
With Ana Rita Brás, Pedro Raul Cardoso and Tiago Pereira
13 January 2022

* to be confirmed