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PARALELO 20 is not a company, group or theater association but rather a 'project'. The programming is oriented by a choice of themes and there is no fixed collective of artists. There is an artistic director responsible for the programming and management of the project and a set of floating collaborators. Artistic teams and rehearsal spaces are established according to the project to be carried out.  


In this platform are listed and documented the projects executed, in execution or available for commissions/co-productions. Each project has a description followed by a list of production requirements (number of actors, scenario costumes, etc ...) Entities or individuals that wish to learn more about the projects can request information here:

Artistic Direction

Guilherme Mendonça

Artistic Director

Director, playwright, scriptwriter and teacher. Born in Mozambique. Studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He has published plays, essays and translations. His main area of interest is the postcolonial in its human and social aspects. He holds a PhD in dramaturgy and theatre studies. 

Matilde Anjos

Assistant to the Artistic Direction

Matilde is the youngest in the Paralelo 20 team. She just finished the acting course and she has already participated in a number of TV shows as an actress (Madre Paula; Solteira e Boa Rapariga) as well as on a number theatre plays (Dá Voz a Letra; Leituras Dispersas e Sons no Silêncio). From an early age she has been involved in causes and projects as a director and organizer.


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Paulo Pinto


Paulo Pinto (actor: A Bird is more than its Cage)

Completed the acting course at IFICT (Instituto de Formação, Investigação e Criação Teatral) in 1988. In the theatre he has worked with Tonan Quito, Bruno Bravo, Mickael Oliveira, John Romão, António Feio, Ana Tamen, São José Lapa, João Maria Vieira Mendes, Jorge Silva Melo, João Miguel Rodrigues, Fernando Gomes, João Brites, António Pires, Lucia Sigalho, Adriano Luz, António Capelo, Luís Miguel Cintra, Adolfo Gutkin, Filipe Lá Féria and Rogério de Carvalho. 

In film with Raul Ruiz, Rita Palma, Rita Nunes, Werner Schroeter, Inês Oliveira, Margarida Cardoso, Miguel Gonçalves Mendes, Ivo Ferreira and João Pinto Nogueira , among others. 

He directed the show Apartado 147, LX based on Fernando Pessoa’s letters  to Ophélia Queiroz, and the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. 

He has starred in a number of tv séries. With the play Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Bruno Bravo, he won the Time Out actor of the year prize in 2014. Also in 2014 he was nominated for best actor of the year by globos de ouro, Sic/Caras .


Naïf Studio

Design, Graphic Materials

Naïf Studio is a collective of designers whose areas are: graphic identity and editorial project. Special attention is always given to the print materials, typography and looking for a clear visual language. Naïf Studio is responsible for all the graphic work of Parallel 20.

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