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Eugénia Brito

Eugénia Brito
(Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal, October 1973) Is a teacher, but she experiences various professional areas: theatre, translation, caring, hospitality and agriculture. Now and then, she writes books and signs a blog with texts about current issues, poetry and such trivia.

Author of the novels: Carne Torpe (2002), Fecha a Porta Devagar (2008), Zapping Sobre as Madrugadas Idênticas (2011) and Não Sabias o Que Levavas Às Costas? (2014)

In 2010 she was awarded the Literary Prize Cidade de Almada, with the novel Zapping Sobre as Madrugadas Idênticas.


Amanda Booth, Bartholomew Ryan, Jonathan Wheightman e Paulo Bragança

Amanda Booth
Amanda Booth is an English voice actor and translator living in Lisbon. Over the years, she has performed in a number of plays by or about Fernando Pessoa, including Ophelinha - a play based on his love letters to Ofélia Queiroz, at the Centro Cultural de Belém, and The Mariner written by Fernando Pessoa, which toured English universities and appeared at the Edinburgh Festival. More recently, she created Countless Lives, an introduction to Fernando Pessoa designed for cultural tourism, with live readings of his poems and the story of his heteronyms, performed in cafés, gardens, bookshops and hotels all over Lisbon.
Bartholomew Ryan
Bartholomew Ryan is research coordinator of the CultureLab at the Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His academic and creative works orbit around the central motif of ‘transformation,’ which takes into account the masks, journeys and (multiple) identities that define the modern human condition. Amongst his various publications, his books include Nietzsche and Pessoa: Ensaios (co-editor, tinta da china 2016), Nietzsche and the Problem of Subjectivity (co-editor, de Gruyter, 2015), and Kierkegaard's Indirect Politics: Interludes with Lukács, Schmitt, Benjamin and Adorno (author, Brill, 2014). He has also taught at the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo in Brazil, Bard College of Berlin, Universidade de Lisboa, Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford, and University of Aarhus. He studied at Trinity College Dublin (BA), University College Dublin (MA), and Aarhus University (PhD). He is also the composer and leader of the international music project The Loafing Heroes.
Jonathan Weightman
He studies Drama at Manchester University and did postgraduate studies at London University.

He has lectured at Tashkent University, Uzbekistan (ex. USSR), at the British Council, Lisbon

and at the Faculdade de Letras, Lisbon, where he taught English, European Studies and Theatre

Production. He is a translator and writer, the author of a number of plays that have been

performed in Portugal and the UK, as well as a series of children’s plays seen in many

Portuguese schools. As theatre director, designer and actor he has been part of many

productions at the Lisbon Players, most recently directing the comic operas by Gilbert and

Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. He has also appeared as an actor at the

Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, the Centro Cultural de Belém, Teatro Aberto, Culturgest and

Teatro Taborda.

Paulo Bragança
Photo: Luís Carvalhal
Fado singer Paulo Bragança was born in Luanda. His irreverence and free spirit revolutionized fado in Portugal in the 90s. He recorded four albums, including Amai published in 1994. The record label Luaka Bop reissued Amai for an international market. In cinem, he acted in the film Traffic, directed by João Botelho and in the short film Henry and Sunny of the Irish director Fergal Rock. After 11 years living in Ireland, Paulo has returned to Portugal to resume his career as a fado singer.