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Joana Craveiro is a performer, playwright, anthropologist, teacher and artistic director of Teatro do Vestido, a theatre company founded in 2001. She holds a PhD from Roehampton University with a PAR thesis on the transmission of political memory of the Portuguese Dictatorship (1926-1974) and Revolution (1974-75) through performance. The results of her research on memory and her oral history projects are presented as performance-lectures, that she has been delivering worldwide since 2012. She holds a Master in Theatre Directing and a BA Hons in Anthropology, as well as a BA in Acting. Her creative methods are strongly rooted in ethnographic practices and oral history. She teaches at the Drama and Theatre Department of Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD.CR), in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, since 2007, and is associated researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History (IHC/NOVA), in Portugal. She is part of the European playwrighting network Fabula Mundi, http://www.fabulamundi.eu/en/joana-craveiro/. She develops a creative pedagogical praxis aimed at addressing and creating a world that is free from totalitarianism, xenophobia, misogyny and structural racism.


Rutgers University-Newark

Grant duration: 4,5 months