About us

Marionet was founded in Coimbra in 2000 with the goals of opening a space for the flourishing of new professionals in the different areas of dramatic creation and exploring new artistic paths. Fourteen years later, our identity defines itself in constant movement, having acquired some surprising characteristics. Some of the elements which contribute to this evolving “personality” are:

  • The constant need for experiment, which reflects itself in a huge formal and content variety at each new work;
  • The investment in new artists and new ideas;
  • The collaboration between all the work team in the rehearsal space, and discussion as a fundamental matter of each production;
  • The writing of new dramatic texts in Portuguese as well as the creation of original soundtracks and videos;
  • The recognition of the impossibility of closing every sense and possibilities in a work;
  • The frequent use of non-conventional venues for presenting our performances;
  • A strong connection with science.


Others about us

[contents in Portuguese]

-> ‘A Escola da Noite’ talks about us, concerning the premiere of EGO | 04/17/2015

-> ESEC TV report about “A Night of Emotions” | 10/30/2014

-> Manuel Portela writes about our artistic options in “MIM” and “NanoT” | 11/2012

-> About an article of Mário Montenegro, the company’s artistic director, in Sinais de Cena theatre magazine | 02/2012

-> The choices of Carlos Fiolhais – review of Cálculo | 01/2012

-> The choices of Carlos Fiolhais – review of Sr. de Chimpanzé | 03/2011

-> Article from Manuel Portela analyzing our play “The Doors of Perception” | Rua Larga Magazine nº19

-> Article from Carlos Fiolhais about science on stage, where he mentions our work in the field | 03/2007

-> Article from Carlota Simões about Theatre and Science, where she mentions our plays Revolution of the Celestial Bodies and The Nose | Gazeta de Matemática, Jul.2003