Ricardo Neves-Neves



We are in a waiting room. Those who arrive here are preparing for a voyage to the other side of the Atlantic. Many are the people who must pass through this place, many whose paths will cross as they wait, many are the stories that must be told during this time. Transatlântico (Transatlantic) is Ricardo Neves-Neves’ encounter with Companhia Maior, a collective of actors over the age of 60 who, every year, are directed in a show by different artists or artistic collectives. Whether it is a farce, a comedy or a melodrama, the stage director will pursue their musical dramaturgy work, taking the sung word to the stage, and discovering new paths with this group of very special performers.

Parallel Programing

Politicas Culturais, Investigação, Vida Ativa

Saturday, 25 June, 16pm
Jardim de Inverno, São Luiz Teatro Municipal

Duration: 2h
Free entrance.

Dance and Music Workshop

Friday, 24 June, 10am – 12pm

Máx. 25 participants
Free entrance

Radio Workshop

Sunday, 26 June, 10am – 12pm

Máx. 12 participants
Free entrance


Dramaturge and Director
Ricardo Neves-Neves

Companhia Maior cast
Carlos Fernandes
Carlos Nery
Catarina Rico
Cristina Gonçalves
Edmundo Sardinha
Elisa Worm
Isabel Simões
João Silvestre
Júlia Guerra
Kimberley Ribeiro
Manuela de Sousa Rama
Maria Emilia Castanheira
Maria Helena Falé
Maria José Baião
Mário Figueiredo
Paula Bárcia

Costume designer
Rafaela Mapril
Hair and make-up
Cidália Espadinha
Lighting designer
Luís Duarte
Rute Soares
Sound designer
Sérgio Delgado
Staging assistants
Rita Carolina Silva and Vítor Oliveira
Second staging assistants
André Magalhães, Andrew Santos, António Ignês, Inês Félix, Juliana Campos
Communication and Press Officer
Mafalda Simões
Andreia Alexandre
Executive producer
Adriana Gonçalves
Production Culturproject
Nuno Pratas
Production and Costume design assistant
Eliana Lima
José Leite

Espaço do Tempo residency

São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Cineteatro Louletano, Companhia Maior, Teatro do Eléctrico, Culturproject

Teatro do Eléctrico is supported by the Portuguese Republic – Culture / Directorate-General for the Arts, Cineteatro Louletano / Municipality of Loulé and the Municipality of Lisbon / Polo Cultural Gaivotas | Boavista

Companhia Maior is supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the “la Caixa” Foundation through the PARTIS & Art for Change initiative, by the Lisbon City Hall under the RAAML, and also by the GDA Foundation, Espaço do Tempo and Parish Council of Belém.


Igreja de Santo António de Campolide



23 – 26 June 2022
Teatro Municipal São Luiz

8 and 9 July 2022
Cineteatro Louletano, Loulé

M14 / 60 MIN

Photos: © Bruno Simão

© Companhia Maior