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Escola de Teatro de Sao Paulo

Profile: Ivam Cabral, Executive Director


Actor, director and playwright. PhD student in Theatre Pedagagy and master in Performing Arts at ECA/USP. He is co-funder, with Rodolfo García Vásquez, of the theatre company Os Satyros. As an actor, he received numerous awards and wrote several texts, some of which have been translated into Spanish and Germany. He published the book “O teatro de Ivam Cabral – Quatro Textos para um Teatro Veloz”, from Imprensa Oficial de São Paulo in 2006, and in 2010 was nominated for the Jabuti Award. He also writes for cinema and television, has writtem the script for the TV “A Noiva” and “Além do Horizonte”, both for TV Cutura.

Profile: Óscar Silva, Assistant Executive Director

Oscar Silva

Actor and director, Óscar Silva graduated in Theatre in Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Portugal. He is co-funder of the collective Sr. João where he directs and acts in many theatre shows and performances. As an actor, he has performed with several theatre companies in Portugal, such as Teatro da Comuna. In 2011 he led the Experimental Center Research of Cia Os Satyros. Oscar has also worked in cinema acting in films and productions in Portugal. Currently he is resident artist in Os Satyros.

Company Profile: Escola de Teatro de Sao Paulo

Located in the city of São Paulo, capital of the state, SP Escola de Teatro – Centro de Fomação das Artes do Palco [SP Drama School – Development Center for Stage Arts] proposes new challenges for theater education in Brazil and acknowledges educator and educand (or “teacher and student” in a traditional pedagogical structure) from the point of view of their sensitivity and artistic, human, critical and social potential.

The project is based on three foundations – Regular Courses, Cultural Awareness Courses and the Kairos Program – which underpin the systemic functioning of the Institution’s departments allowing different artistic and educational activities to take place.

Three foundations but one heart: the art of theatre that irrigates rigorous qualification and expands horizons in the means of creation, production and reception in the contemporary world. Among the proposals articulated by the School, the following stand out:

  • In the management aspect, the new initiative of the Government of the State of São Paulo, which subsides and gives autonomy to the ideas and actions of artists from outstanding theatercompanies and from prestigious venues of São Paulo; a promising environment in which artists nurture artists.
  • In the social aspect, an interface with public school students who receive financial aid to become professionals intheater arts, which is an action that democratizes access to the theatricalrealm for different social classes; a drama school for all.
  • In the educational system, the educator perceives the educand as a companion in the journey throughout thekingdom of knowledge; they travel together along a two-way road constantly searching for human and artistic excellence; a cultural terrain bound for the so-called “know-how-to-do” and “know-how-to-be”.


Douglas Irvine