Archive

Welcome to Já Archive! Click on the image for each event for more info including cast and crew, pictures, clips etc…

2023

2023, our biggest year yet, began with workshops by Suresh and by David Chan. More Academy events in the lead-up to the events of April and then, from April 11-16, 6 plays, an exhibition about four courageous women journalists, and a poetry film competition.

Theatre Fighting with David Chan

Theatre Fighting

Workshop led by: David Chan
Date: February 14-15, 2023
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Classic Greek Theatre: character & intent

Greek Characterisation Intent

Workshop led by: Suresh Nampuri
Date: January 15, 2022
Venue: U.Lisboa

2022

In June, we were involved in the True Reflections festival. In October Tania gave a Coffee Talk for the “Theatre in Palm” program and the U.Lisboa/Ultimacto workshop on playback theatre began. In November Suresh rolled out a workshop of his own. In December we staged Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit” with Ed Hooks directing and, to coincide with our Open Call for the Film Poetry section of next year’s JáFest, we released an interview with prize-winning poetry filmmaker Janet Lees.

No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre

NO EXIT

Directed by: Ed Hooks
Date: Dec 8-18, 2022
Venue: Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência

Poetry Film interview with Janet Lees

Janet Lees Remember

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Talk by: Janet Lees
Date: December 1, 2022
Venue: Online

Hamlet in Limbo: Grief & Time in Theatre

HAMLET IN LIMBO: GRIEF & TIME IN THEATRE

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Workshop led by: Suresh Nampuri
Date: November 24-25, 2022
Venue: U.Lisboa

Psychodrama & Playback Theatre

Psychodrama Playback

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Workshop led by: U.Lisboa Psychology Dept
Date: 28 October 2022-21 February 2023
Venue: Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência

TIP Digital Coffee Talk Tania on JÁ’s first show

TANIA DCT

Digital Coffee Talk by: Tania Kumeda
Date: 14 October 2022
Venue: Online

TRUE REFLECTIONS a collective experience

True Reflections

Performers: Carina A. Stiefel, Sam Fromkin, Queen Queerlysh & Laurence Alliston-Greiner
Date: June 4-5, 2022
Venue: Prisma Estúdio

2021

In April, we ran a successful online workshop. In May we took part in the annual FEATS competition with an original work by our own Suresh Nampuri. His Shakespearean medley “Shaken & Stirred” featured at the Setúbal Theatre Festival in August.

Shaken and Stirred by Suresh Nampuri

Shaken and Stirred

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Directed by: Suresh Nampuri
Date: August 19, 2021
Submitted to: Festival Internacional de Teatro de Setúbal

At Zephyr’s Turn by Suresh Nampuri

At Zephyr's Turn

Directed by: Suresh Nampuri
Date: May 14-16, 2021
Submitted to: FEATS 2021 Festival
Venue: online

ACTING WORKSHOP Love & Vengeance in Drama

Love & Vengeance

Facilitated by: Carmo Bebiano & Suresh Nampuri
Date: April 17-18-24-25, 2021
Venue: Zoom online

2020

Impossible alas for us to do live theatre in the Year of Covid. We responded by moving online. In April, we filmed short plays by Harold Pinter and our very own Suresh Nampuri, then in August Chekhov’s SwanSong with Mick Greer in full cry.

SWANSONG by Anton Chekhov

SWANSONG

Directed by: Suresh Nampuri
Date: Aug 1, 2020
Venue: online

EQUINOX 2 short plays. Pinter. Nampuri.

EQUINOX

Directed by: Suresh Nampuri
Date: April 21, 2020
Venue: online

2019

In 2019, venues were as scarce as hen’s teeth. Despite this, in July, we performed a triple bill called Jagged: a short play by Harold Pinter and two short and shocking pieces by Neil LaBute. In September we did a test-read of a new play set in the Algarve called In a Foreign Country and then took part in the 5th edition of the Lisbon REVERSO festival. In November we put on Insomnia, a poetic tale of three Russian writers.

INSOMNIA 3 writers in Moscow 1912-1916

INSOMNIA

Directed by: Tania Kumeda
Date: November 20, 2019
Venue: Ler Devagar, LX Factory, Lisboa

Monochrome & Aftermath 2 short plays

2 short plays

Written & directed by: Suresh Nampuri
Date: Sept 28, 2019
Venue: Cossoul, Lisboa

AUTHOR WORKSHOP: IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY

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With author: David Hutchinson
Date: Sept 14, 2019
Venue: Polo Cultural Gaivotas, Lisboa

JAGGED 3 short plays by Harold Pinter & Neil LaBute

JAGGED

Directed by: Suresh Nampuri
Date: July 3-7, 2019
Venue: Ler Devagar, LX Factory, Lisboa

2018

In 2018, we focused on Staged Readings and workshops. Workshops are an opportunity for experienced and aspiring actors to exercise and hone their craft… as well as an opportunity for Já to meet new talent.

JÁ Staged Readings give actors and audience the opportunity to plunge into exciting scripts stripped to their central core – very few props, little costume, minimal set, just words and gestures. A chance too for directors to workshop a pet project, and for writers to see their plays free of the stress of an impending full production…

III: 3 short plays. Pinter, Williams

III: 3 short plays

Directed by: Suresh Nampuri
Date: Dec 6 & 8, 2018
Venue: Ler Devagar Bookshop, LX Factory, Lisboa

Acting Workshop ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

DJ workshop

Led by: Deborah Jeanne Weitzman
Date: Oct 15-16, 2018
Venue: Polo Cultural Gaivotas, Lisboa

CELEBRATION by Harold Pinter

CELEBRATION by Harold Pinter

Directed by: Dan Cotterall
Date: Sept 7-8, 2018
Venue: Studio 3.11, LX Factory, Lisboa

Acting Workshop LOVE AND LONGING IN THE CLASSICS

Weekend Acting Workshop: LOVE & LONGING IN THE CLASSICS

Led by: Suresh Nampuri
Date: July 14-15, 2018
Venue: Polo Cultural Gaivotas, Lisboa

PESSOA, FIRST PERSON PLURAL by Margarida Rocha

PESSOA, FIRST PERSON PLURAL by Margarida Rocha

Written & directed by: Margarida Rocha
Date: June 29 & July 1, 2018
Venue: Studio 3.11, LX Factory, Lisboa

Acting Workshop PLAYING SHAKESPEARE WITH CONFIDENCE

Weekend Acting Workshop: PLAYING SHAKESPEARE

Led by: Candace van der Walt
Date: April 14-15, 2018
Venue: Polo Cultural Gaivotas, Lisboa

MEMORY LANES Stories by Vladimir Nabokov & Photography

MEMORY LANES. Stories by Vladimir Nabokov & Photography

Directed by: Tania Kumeda
Date: March 16-17, 2018
Venue: Studio 3.11, LX Factory, Lisboa

2017

In November 2017, a few months after registering “Já International Theatre – Associação Cultural e Recreativa”, we staged our first show – a double bill – at Teatro do Bairro in Chiado!

A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY inspired by Oscar Wilde

A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY inspired by Oscar Wilde

A STORY OF CHOICE, PASSION AND CRIME

Directed by: Tania Kumeda
Date: November 22-26, 2017
Venue: Teatro do Bairro, Lisboa

THE BEAR by Anton Chekhov

THE BEAR by Anton Chekhov

A DUEL IN ONE ACT

Directed by: Tania Kumeda
Date: November 22-26, 2017
Venue: Teatro do Bairro, Lisboa

2017: THE GESTATION PERIOD

These clips date from 2017 when Já International Theatre was being ushered into the light!

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