Artist Bio

Companhia Triptal

(Bio as of January 2009)

Companhia Triptal most recently collaborated with the Goodman on A Global Exploration: Eugene O’Neill in the 21st Century during the 2008/2009 Season. Companhia Triptal was formed in 1990 with the mission of creating innovative productions for children. Their first project, Maria Clara Clareou, staged seven texts of Maria Clara Machado, a popular writer of plays for young people. For the past decade, the company has staged more adult productions, with a special interest in the early “Sea Plays” of Eugene O’Neill. Crafted in a variety of nontraditional spaces, Triptal’s rendering of these works has brought the company considerable success in their home country: Zona de Guerra (In the Zone) was awarded the prestigious APCA (Criteria Association) Award for “Best Spectacle” and was nominated for the Premio Shell de Teatro (Shell Theatre Award) for its strikingly gritty production. Cardiff (Bound East for Cardiff) received Shell nominations for its outstanding direction and musical direction and received the Premio Shell for Best Scenic Design.

Triptal performs most of their work in their home of São Paulo. Through the support of Brazil’s Public Programs for Culture Promotion, the company has produced more than 70 works in public spaces on the periphery of São Paulo, as well as in the festivals of Curitiba, Londrina, São José do Rio Preto and Suzano. This marks Companhia Triptal’s first time performing outside of Brazil.