The objective is to obtain financial support to continue the festival by pleasing the participating groups and the public as a primary characteristic.
The Theater Cycle is a reference in the national and international panorama in the university theater festivals. Held annually and uninterruptedly for 21 years, with scarce resources, it promotes theater and other arts. Bringing to Covilhã a diverse range of proposals, from the most traditional to the most contemporary, nationally and internationally. Being a proof of the dynamics and vitality of the organization.
Throughout the several editions, almost all the university theater groups existing in Portugal have already stepped on the stage. The international presence is a constant, cementing the connection to the world of university theater that is being built. We have had the privilege of counting on the participation of groups from around the globe, namely Brazil, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Adding in this edition Romania to the list, one of the objectives being to increase the range of nationalities that visit us and participate in the festival. This exchange of experiences makes this festival unique and gives you great recognition across borders.
This is one of the largest international university theater events, and aims to continue the process of raising awareness of the arts and audiences education, so that you can watch events (theater and not only) and to be awake for something so palpable, profound and liberating in terms of artistic expression. Performing the important task of promoting the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, the region and the country.
This year, the Theater Cycle takes place between the 14th and 27th of March at the Teatro Cine da Covilhã. As usually two pieces of TeatrUBI will be presented: "Sangue e Outras Substâncias", which participated in the festivals: International Theater Festival of Ourense (Spain), where it received a Special Mention of the Jury, International Theater Festival of Granada (Spain) and International Festival of University Theater in Tangier (Morocco), where we were honored with the Mise en Scene Award and the Choreography Award; And the debut of the new play of the group, with four interpreters, who are creators of the texts through a workshop of creative writing, with reference to the poetry of Shakespeare, to be created taking into account the methodologies and methods of Created by Antonin Artaud and Peter Brook. In addition to the work of the house, we will receive several Portuguese groups, several groups from Spain, a group from Brazil and another from Romania, some of whom are already known to the festival and other newcomers in this city and in the country.
About the author
This group of university students is aware of the valences that a theater formation has for life and for the world of work, it allows to develop capacities that are almost dead in the academic environment. The work is done in such a way that you can express feelings and ideas, in order to dynamize the university and the city.
Its purpose is to develop extracuricular activities, provide theatrical and cultural training; Encourage and discover artistic skills; Presenting and producing shows; Hosting companies and organizing festivals; Promote other cultural and educational activities, framed in the cultural universe.
Several shows are produced each year, giving training to university students and external elements in the various areas of performance and performing arts. In addition to organizing an international festival, TeatrUBI participates in several festivals, in the country and across borders. Countries such as Spain, France, Morocco, Brazil, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Turkey, exerting a function of promotion and dissemination of the university, the city, the language and Portuguese culture. In 2005, TeatrUBI became part of the Ibero-American Association of University Theater. From its history, several awards and distinctions are part of several countries:
International Festival of University Theater of Tanger (Morocco):
- 2016 Mise en Scene Award and Choreography Award for the show "Sangue e Outras Substâncias"
International University Theater Show of Ourense (Spain):
- 2016 Special Jury Mention for the show "Sangue e Outras Substâncias"
- 2015 Special Jury Mention for the show "A Casa do Vestido Castanho"
- 2014 Award for Best Technical Resolution for the show "Diagnóstico: Desgosto Patológico"
- 2013 Award for Best Technical Resolution Award for the show "Parecia que dançávamos. Tu vestido de príncipe e eu nua."
- 2012 Honorable Mention of the Jury for the spectacle "mata-dor"
- 2011 Jury Prize for the show "son[h]o dor-mente"
- 2010 Honorable Mention of the Jury for the spectacle "empresta-me o teu coração"
- 2009 Jury Prize for the show "marca'dor"
- 2005 Jury Prize for the spectacle "O Corvo"
- 2004 Honorable Mention of the Jury for the show "D. Quixote Revisitado"
- 1999 Prize of the Jury for the show "cada dia sou diferente, cada dia o mesmo"
European Meetings of University Theater of Albi (France):
- 2010 with the show "empresta-me o teu coração" - 2nd place
- 2005 with the show "O Corvo" - 2nd place
International Festival of University Theater in Casablanca (Morocco):
- 2004 Grand Prix of the Festival and Prize for Best Scenography with the show "A Ferida no Pescoço".
Budget and due dates
Deadline: March 13
Accommodation: € 2,500
Meals: € 2,500
Printing material for publicity: € 1,000
Technical manager of light and sound: 750 €
Total budget: € 6,750
Although the support is only € 1000, we hope to achieve what we need through the support of other local and national entities. That we will try to reunite until the day before the festival (March 13).
An estimate of the budget is presented because it depends on the number of people that the 10 participating groups have.