Viagens - Visitas Encenadas
13th Production
Premiere: 04/04/2011

Tour: Portimão, Castro Marim, Tavira, Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Alcoutim, Lagos, Albufeira, Monchique, Aljezur, Vila Real de Sto. António, Lagoa

‘Buckle up! Prepare to take off! Let’s go!’
This is how our journey begins, with the engine running, ready to take off to the fantastic world of theatre. Where does Theatre come from? Where can it take place? What does the actor feel on stage? These are some of the questions asked during our voyage, resorting to little tales and stories in spaces where normally the spectator does not enter. A way to know the backstage and the stage using our imagination! This is our, your theatre bus! Come and meet it!
In what the objectives of this show are concerned, these Viagens – Visitas Encenadas are intended to answer the call of those who visit us during the whole year, and that have been visiting us for the past 5 years “on the road”: ‘Can we see the dressing rooms? The driver’s place? Explore the bus?’

Being the VATe bus a rather different show room, “on wheels” unique in this country, it’s perfectly justifiable to show it, never forgetting some important questions: why does it exist? What’s it for? What do you do inside of it?
As the students take part of the project going up on the stage of our bus with the task of fulfilling the challenge we proposed –the one to stage a small theatre play - we think that this visit/voyage is a nice introduction performance room they will use and to the work we have been developing together.