Tiago Rodrigues

Portuguese actor Tiago Rodrigues crossed paths with the Belgian company Tg Stan at the age of twenty. There, he developed his acting, his writing for the theatre, and his taste for the collective. As an author and director, he founded the company Mundo Perfeito with Magda Bizarro in 2003 before becoming director of the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II in Lisbon from 2015 to 2021. Combining true stories and fiction and weaving together the intimate and the political, Tiago Rodrigues’s shows are deeply influenced by the idea of writing with and for the actors, and by his quest for a transformation of our conscience through the tools of theatre. His goal? To bring us together to question our world thanks to the power of the words, of the bodies, and of the imagination of the spectators. He currently serves as director of the Festival d’Avignon, an institution he knows well, having presented several shows here, including Antony and Cleopatra in 2015, Sopro in 2017, The Cherry Orchard in 2021, and By heart and Dans la mesure de l’impossible in 2023. 

Portrait of Tiago Rodrigues © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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