About Teatro do Silêncio Associação
Teatro do Silêncio was founded in 2004 by Maria Gil. Since then it has developed projects based on artistic research and experimentation with a focus on the creation of original texts; the use of autobiographical materials; the exploration of a close and intimate relationship with the audience; the choice of intimate and non-conventional spaces; the making of transdisciplinary and collaborative work; and the development of educational and social projects. Since 2011, Teatro do Silêncio has occupied the Carnide Public Washhouse; It is a community space, which works as a public washhouse during the week and at weekends, is transformed into a venue for performances, installations, concerts, workshops, artistic residencies, launching of publications and various events. Teatro do Silêncio is also a member of the local culture network contributing to a closer relationship between local communities and contemporary artistic practices. Currently, the artistic directors of Teatro do Silêncio are the artists Maria Gil and Miguel Bonneville.