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Mickael de Oliveira's THE CONSTITUTION Makes U.S. Debut Tonight at UNDER St. Marks


Mickael de Oliveira's THE CONSTITUTION Makes U.S. Debut Tonight at UNDER St. Marks

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Saudade Theatre (Producers, Vanessa Varela & Filipe Valle Costa) will present the United States Premiere of Mickaël de Oliveira's The Constitution, translated by Maria Inês Marques and directed by Jill DeArmon (Assistant Director, Pedro Marnoto Pereira), tonight, August 31, through September 10 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) with performances Thursday through Sunday at 7pm. Tickets ($25) may be purchased in advance at The performance will run approximately 70 minutes, with no intermission.

Four actors, heroes of a new society, are invited by the government to write a new Constitution. Sequestered from society. Six days. No experience in the matter. A perfect Constitution for an imperfect nation.

The cast will feature Filipe Valle Costa* (Good Grief at INTAR; Lilia at Rising Circle Theatre Collective; TV: Snowfall, Blue Bloods, Gotham), Diogo Martins (2014 LAByrinth Theater Intensive Ensemble), Pedro Carmo* (Breakfast at Tiffany's on Broadway; TV: Person of Interest, Pan Am, A Única Mulher), and Maria Leite (Socrates Must Die; The Constitution at Colectivo 84; TV: Madre Paula, A Única Mulher). *Actor appears courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association

Mickaël de Oliveira (Playwright) Born in 1984. Frequency of Doctor of Artistic Studies - Variant Theatre, Faculty of Letters at the University of Lisbon. Graduated Studies in Artistic Studies - Variant Theatre, Faculty of Letters at the University of Coimbra. Teacher's chair of Cultural Management and Artistic Studies, in the Superiour School of Education from Leiria (IPL / Portugal). Winner of the Honor Mention Award Luso-Brasileiro António José da Silva (Lisbon National Theatre, 2009), Award Dramaturgy Maria Matos (Lisbon, 2007). He wrote the theatre pieces: Love you far away where he could call by your name (which was included at the Emergency Project 2007, Teatro Maria Matos - Lisbon), Discourse on the beginning. Discourse on the end. (2007), Today I made love for 3x (2006), Waiting goodbye I am (2005), which directed the last two plays at the TAGV (Coimbra). He has published: Il a livré ton bien à ceux qui meurent (2007), trad. Ilda Mendes dos Santos, withthe support of Maison Antoine Vitez (Paris) - Christophe Chomant Editions, and O que é teu entregou aos mortais (2007), Collection of Dramatic Theatre Maria Matos (Lisbon), No. 2. The first text had a staged reading in the Conservatoire National de Rouen (France, 2008) and another directed by Valérie Diomar in the Théâtre de la Place (Liège, 2007).

Jill DeArmon (Director) started teaching theater at public elementary schools while she was still attending Baltimore School of the Arts. After studying dance and theater at Philadelphia University of the Arts, she co-founded the theater department of the still thriving Young People's Theatre Company (YPTC) in Maryland where she directed 10 shows in four years. Jill moved to New York City in 1995 and since then she is a proprietor of Center Stage NY, has taught at ps11, Rebels With Applause, and The Lee Strasburg Institute. She was The Managing Director of LAByrinth Theater Company (Artistic Directors: Philip Seymour Hoffman & John Ortiz) from 1999-2002, and she is co-founder of Developing Artists Theater Company. Jill's Producing credits include; LAByrinth Theater Company's Stopless, In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings, and Culture Bandit & Darwaza. Her directing credits include: David Deblinger's Cockamamie Soup, Developing Artists' Runaways, Knee High to a Microphone, We Said Out Loud, These Days, Billy Sleepyhead and LAByrinth Theater Company's The Fairy Tale Project by Webb Wilcoxen.

Saudade Theatre Company It is our mission to explore the politics of love, compassion, and revolution through the lens of the Portuguese consciousness. Visit for more information.

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater every season. FRIGID's Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. FRIGID New York grew out of the annual FRIGID Festival, the first and only festival of its kind in New York City to offer artists 100% of their box office proceeds, and Horse Trade Theater Group, a self-sustaining theater development and management group.

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