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Welcome to “The Place”, old as imagination, unchanging, inviolate and spartan…

Now meet the players assembled for the great game of chance and choice – a criminologist, a chemist and an activist.

It takes 3 to play!

In this venom-laced play – loosely inspired by the scenarios conjured up by Sartre’s NO EXIT and Goethe’s ELECTIVE AFFINITIES – 3 people with chequered pasts find themselves in an exitless room. Forced to confront their ghosts, they are sucked deeper and deeper into the dark spirals of an increasingly desperate version of truth or dare.

The winner gets damnation and the loser gets –

Well there are no losers in an eternal game, are there?


Chemist: Yeliz Balim

Activist: Leonardo Proganó

Criminologist: Isabel Symington

Valet: Catarina Rebelo Guerra

In the happy aftermath of JÁ Fest

JÁ Fest from 10-18 April 2023 was the biggest event we have run in our five and a half years of existence!

Check out our Archive from time to time… as we recover from the whirlwind of activity, we will post a visual summary of the events!

In the meantime, a huge shout-out to all the theatre artists, music artists and poetry filmmakers who took part in this truly international festival. And the venues that welcomed us: Casa Fernando Pessoa, Cossoul, Polo Cultural Gaivotas, Prisma and Teatro do Bairro.

A huge shout-out too to our friends and colleagues in Theatre in Palm and the EU. Theatre in Palm is a Europe-wide theatre initiative developed and funded by the European Union in response to the depredations of the Covid pandemic. JÁ International Theatre was beyond proud to be the first theatre group to host a Theatre in Palm Festival… the next one will be in Sweden in 2025!

A huge shout-out as well to all the people who helped us put together the moving “4 Journalists” exhibition dedicated to the courage and example of 4 extraordinary women journalists: Veronica Guerin, Anna Politkovskaya, Natalia Estemirova and Daphne Caruana Galizia. As the war in Ukraine continues, our hope is that this exhibition will travel to other European cities. Watch this space!

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