Matula Teatro Group is a collective of artists that, together with other theatrical references, integrates the artistic scene of Campinas (SP), a region of considered cultural effervescence in the interior of the state of São Paulo. Since 2000, it has been carrying out activities based on the actor's work that include several aspects of theatrical performance: creation and circulation of performances, short and medium length formative actions, and management of the Rosa dos Ventos Cultural Space, the group's headquarters.
For the artistic creations, the group has already been inspired by the contact with homeless people, women who live in rural settlements, families from small circuses and Saharawi refugees, which resulted in shows of unprecedented dramaturgies. The interface with literature also references creations that had as a starting point the adaptation of short stories by Hilda Hilst, Mia Couto, and Julio Cortázar.
Currently Matula Teatro Group transits in two distinct and complementary fields: the black room (stage performances) and the street (urban interventions), experimenting different poetics and ways of relations between spectator and scenic space.
We keep in repertory: COMO SE FOSSE (2020, directed by Veronica Fabrini, inspired by the work of Spanish playwright Gracia Morales), UM CONTO INFINITO (2016, directed by Marcelo Lazzaratto, original soundtrack by André Abujamra and dramaturgy by Cássio Pires), JOGOS CORTAZIANOS (2015, directed by Flávio Rabelo), IMAGO (2014, co-production between Brazil-Chile, directed by Claudia Echenique and dramaturgy by Leonardo Gonzalez), EXILIUS (2012, solo by Erika Cunha directed by Alice Possani), AGDA (2011, co-production with Boa Companhia, Campinas, SP) and the Poetic Intervention PASSAGENS (2011, directed by Moacir Ferraz).
Grupo Matula has been granted financial support by different institutions and initiatives: Art Circuit Sesc (2016, 2011), PROAC Unprecedent Show Production and Theater Season (2015), PROAC Theatre Touring and Spreading (2014), PROAC Art Territory (2014), PROAC Public Formation (2012), Virada Cultural (2012 and 2009), Circuito Cultural Paulista (2012 and 2009), PROCULTURA (2011 and 2012), FUNARTE Urban Theater Art (2010), FICC (2009), Myriam Muniz Prize (2008), Caixa Cultural (2007), besides presentations at Sesc, SESI and several national and international theater festivals. The shows, along with workshops and technical demonstrations, have been held in various regions of Brazil and abroad, especially in Germany, Mexico, Italy, and Portugal.