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Project Reading Theatre with Science aims at fostering knowledge of science-themed contemporary drama, through public readings of contemporary plays. Readings will be held in Espaço Marionet or others to be announced, and open to all interested. Though planned to start early in 2020, due to the limitations that the pandemic outbreak forced into place, they were rescheduled and ultimately began on May 26th 2021.

One dificulty which needed solving was the inexistence of portuguese translations of most recent drama dealing with scientific matters, notably those plays already in the DCPAS. We have begun, bearing that in mind, our Colaborative Translation Project (CTP) in June 2020, with the goal of having those plays translated into portuguese as quick and effectively as possible.

We began our translation of the first one of those works – Constellations by Nick Payne – in 2020. This was also the play read in our first reading session in May at Parque Verde in Coimbra.

Further plays to be translated in CTP as well as future sessions of “Reading Theatre” will be timely announced both here and through our social media network.