Artistic Direction for 2017-2018 Season
Mark DeputterArtistic Direction for 2017-2018 Season
Mark Deputter was born in Belgium in 1961. He studied at the Catholic University of Leuven, where he completed a first degree in Germanic Languages and Literatures and obtained baccalaureates in Theatre Studies and Philosophy. After completing his studies, he joined the Department of Theatre Studies at the same university. In 1986 and 1987, he received two research scholarships to study at the Institut für Theaterwissenschaft at the University of Vienna. Between 1984 and 1988, he was the editor of the Flemish theatre review Etcetera. In 1988, he became artistic director of the STUC performing arts centre in Leuven, a position that he held until 1995. In 1990, he co-founded the publishing company Bebuquin, which specialised in plays written in Dutch. In Autumn 1995, he moved to Lisbon where he became the director of the Danças na Cidade festival, together with Mónica Lapa. He remained at the head of the organisation until 2008, transforming it into one of the most prestigious festivals in Europe, the alkantara festival. From 1996 to 2001, he was responsible for the dance programming at the Centro Cultural de Belém and, from 2006 to 2007, of the CNB/Teatro Camões. Between October 2008 and October 2017, he was the artistic director of Maria Matos Teatro Municipal in Lisbon. Over the years, he has developed various artistic projects in all four continents and is a founding member of several European networks.
Music Programmer for 2017-2018 Season
Pedro SantosMusic Programmer for 2017-2018 Season
From 1995 to 2005, he worked as the manager of the record shop and music distributor Ananana, in Lisbon, and, in 2001, was the co-founder of the record shop and music distributor Flur, in Lisbon.
He was the musical co-programmer at the Atlântico festival of Galeria Zé dos Bois, in 1999 (Lisbon); at the Número festival, in 2001 (Lisbon); and at the MadeiraDig festival, in 2004 (Funchal).
As a sound artist, he worked with the Major Eléctrico project, creating radio programmes, music for dance performances, music criticism and writing, and music for advertisements and websites. The project was invited to give concerts by the Gulbenkian (Lisbon), Serralves (Porto), Experimenta Design (Lisbon), Mix Move (Paris, France), Maquinarte (Cáceres, Spain), Sónar (Barcelona, Spain), Atlantic Waves (London, England), Subsonyko (Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde), among others.
Between 2009 and 2017, he was the music programmer at Maria Matos Teatro Municipal.
Young Audiences Programmer
Susana MenezesYoung Audiences Programmer
Susana Menezes has a degree in Product Design from the ESAD College of Art and Design, Matosinhos. She studied on an Erasmus scholarship at Hogeschool, Antwerp, and participated in workshops on project creation and method at the Domain de Boibuche/Vitra Design Museum.
She attended the master’s degree course in Communication and Culture at ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon and took a postgraduate course at the same institution in Cultural Management in Cities.
Since 2001, she has been working in the area of programming in Educational Services, having begun this activity at the Teatro do Campo Alegre in Porto. She was a consultant for the educational activities of Artemrede, Teatros Associados. In 2006, she began the programme for Children and Young People at Teatro Maria Matos, on which she is still working today.
She has worked as a trainer and guest lecturer at secondary and higher education institutions in the areas of methods of expression, artistic programming and educational services.
Laura LopesProgramming Assistant
Laura Lopes has a degree in Curative Psychopedagogy and completed a postgraduate course in Cultural Management.
From 2004 to 2008, she worked in the area of production and management at Nextart – Centro de Experimentações Artísticas.
Since 2009, she has been a Programming Assistant at Teatro Maria Matos. She is responsible for the management of the European Networks to which Teatro Maria Matos has belonged since June 2012: House on Fire, Create to Connect and Imagine 2020.