by Tiago Rodrigues
Teatro Nacional D. Maria II Lisboa

 September 22 & 23 at 8 pm
Matthews Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street
Duration: 75 minutes, no intermission
Friday, September 22 — Performance in French
Saturday, September 23 — Performance in English

Tickets are free but must be reserved – click here to RSVP


by heart

Photo by Magda Bizarro

In By Heart, Tiago Rodrigues tells the story of his grandmother who, after becoming blind, asks her grandson to choose a book that she can learn by heart.

To accomplish that task, Rodrigues requests the help of ten audience volunteers. In doing so, he does more than just blur the frontier between fiction and reality. In fact, he invites people to enlist in a poetic army and therefore to manifest and share a singular experience — that of remembering, then reciting, a text.

tiago rodrigues

Photo courtesy Tiago Rodrigues

Playwright and director Tiago Rodrigues has toured with Belgian theater company tg STAN in 15 countries, and he co-founded company Mundo Perfeito in 2005. In 2016, he was appointed the youngest artistic director of one of Portugal’s national theaters, D. Maria II National Theater.

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Directed by: Tiago Rodrigues
Performed by: Tiago Rodrigues
Production and Tour Manager: Magda Bizarro
Production: Teatro Nacional D. II / Mundo Perfeito
Special Thanks: Pascal Rambert


Lewis Center for the Arts

Department of French and Italian
Council of the Humanities

Teatro Nacional D. Maria II Lisboa 
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Institut français

Event Information

Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio

9/22 — Performance in French
9/23 — Performance in English

Event Times

  • Fri, Sep 22, 2017 · 8:00 pm Cal
  • Sat, Sep 23, 2017 · 8:00 pm Cal
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