As part of the celebration of its 75 years, the MMI invited the theater director Graeme Pulleyn to develop a theater project from the classic text of Alfredo Cortez. In this project, the director proposes to work with actors, musicians and the whole community of Ílhavo in a contemporary interpretation of Tá Mar.
In the context of the 75 years of the MMI, one invited the theater director Graeme Pulleyn to develop a new theater project from the text of Alfredo Cortez, Tá Mar, which was firstly performed on the 11th January 1936, in Lisbon.
The journalist Norberto Lopes said, in Diário de Lisboa, the day after the premiere, that Tá Mar was “a painting of types and costumes, marvelous painting, of perfect realism”.
Tá Mar 2012 has the participation of the local community in a new contemporary interpretation of this classic text. It is a show in which the themes of the sea and love walk hand in hand in a storm that merges melodramatic scenes of the 30s with reflections, testimonies of the sea in the XXI century.
What is the Sea? The Sea of 2012 is the same as 1936? What is a community? What are the differences between the community of 1936 and 2012? What is love? The love is timeless, or also changes with the times and the storms?
Script: Alfredo Cortez
Adaptation and staging: Graeme Pulleyn
Graeme Pulleyn was born in Doncaster, in the north of England in 1967. He graduated in Theatre Studies by the University of Warwick. He was co-founder and artistic director of the Regional Theatre of Serra de Montemuro, from 1990 to 2005. As actor and director in that company, integrated memorable performances such as Lobo-Wolf, As Bodas de Cândida, Alminhas, A Eira dos Cães, Sucata Sisters and Hotel Tomilho. He has been working as director, actor and teacher in Viseu, since 2005.
Recent artistic projects include O Teatro Mais Pequeno do Mundo, with 17 artists from Viseu, O Adolescente Míope, with Romulus Neagu and Luis Pedro Madeira, and Dimas, with Carlos Bica and Suzana Branco.