Rita Morais 

Residency: Night and Day
8 > 14/01/2018 – Studio

Night and Day is the same cabaret-show repeated at two different times, separated by 12 hours, a night version and a daytime version, using the corresponding natural light. The project investigates the relationship between the night experience and the daytime experience. The absence of artificial light provides at night, in between darkness and shadows, a privileged ground for expression, imagination and freedom, due to its indefinite, anonymous and uncensored nature, and in the daytime, in the sunlight, a confrontation with the memory of the night experience, exposed, defined and possibly censored.

Rita Morais studied at Balleteatro, graduated at the Superior School of Theatre in Lisbon in 2012, and did a Master's Degree in Theatre / Directing at RITCS (2014/2015). As an actress and maker, she has been working since 2006, mainly with Teatro Praga and Arco Renz. She was a founding member of the SillySeason, where she worked as a maker and performer from 2012 to 2016. As a solo director, she made and produced Longo Curso (2016). In 2018, she will direct the  student's theatre of the Universty of Coimbra (PT).

Joana Cotrim studied clinical psychology in Lisbon. She graduated at the Superior School of Theatre in Lisbon in 2012. From 2011 to 2015 she has been working as an actress at the National Theater D. Maria II. In 2012, she formed a group called Empresa de Limpeza. In 2014 she started to work in partnership with the actor Pedro Loureiro and created Os Pato Bravo. She holds a Master's degree in Theatre / Directing at RITCS, supported by Gulbenkian Foundation (2015/2017).

Peter Vandenbempt studied Germanic philology and Theatre Studies at the University of Leuven, has worked mainly with Tristero, Jérôme Bel and Kassys, and has lectured in the Theatre department at LUCA-drama Leuven.

Tour dates:

  • 25 Jan 2018 – 23 Milhas (Ílhavo, PT) – avant-première
  • 31 Jan > 5 Feb 2018 – Armazém22 (V.N.Gaia, PT) – première
  • 13 > 16 Feb 2018 – Volksroom (Brussels, BE)
  • 23 > 26 Mar 2018 – Rua das Gaivotas 6 (Lisbon, PT)

Direction: Rita Morais – Performance and Creation: Rita Morais, Joana Cotrim – Coaching: Peter Vandenbempt – Residencies and work-in-progress sharings: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (BE),  Projeto T3/ESMAE (PT), Monty Kultuurfaktorij (BE), Teatro de Ferro (PT), Atelier Real (PT), wpZimmer (BE), 23Milhas (PT) – Tour supported by: Fundação GDA


wpZimmer regularly invites Belgian and international artists for a two-week research and/or creation residency in our studios and apartment.


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