Heading Against The Wall

Cão Solteiro & André Godinho + Greg Wohead

Possibly maybe, as much as I definitely enjoy solitude,
I wouldn’t mind perhaps, spending little time with you,
sometimes, sometimes
Uncertainty excites me babe
Who knows what’s going to happen?
Lottery or car crash
Or you’ll join a cult
(Possibly maybe, Bjork, 1996)

We always start with an impossibility or rather, a possibility which we then rush to render impossible. We always work directly with the place and the people. What can we do then in the thin space we’re now in, dominated by images of absence? Perhaps what we are now seeing is not theatre, but an idea of “theatre” that we insist on projecting digitally, an indefinable space, somewhere between public and private. Perhaps it would be unwise to accept that proximity will guarantee any kind of intimacy. Heading Against the Wall has two versions that can be seen at home or live. They’re two different objects, choose one. This is a documentary about nothing: the more you find out the less you know.

Teatro do Bairro Alto | Festival Alkantara | Lisbon 2020
Portuguese Platform for Performing Arts PT.21 | Online Edition 2021

script Cão Solteiro & André Godinho
costume design Mariana Sá Nogueira
set design Vasco Araújo
sound design Emídio Buchinho
light design Joana Mário
stage managers/Cão Solteiro Mariana Sá Marques and Noëlle Georg
sewing Mestra Teresa Louro and Mestra Rosário Balbi
production director and photography Joana Dilão
production Mariana Sá Marques
press advisory Helena César
sound recording studio Estúdio da Maternidade

actors Cecília Henriques, Greg Wohead and Paula Sá Nogueira
voice off António Gouveia

ONLINE Version
directing and editing André Godinho
streaming Bitmood
sound capture Emídio Buchinho
sound recording studio Estúdios Maternidade, Estúdios Namouche

texts (programme) Maria Sequeira Mendes, Nuno Fonseca, Pedro Faro e Francisco Frazão
images (programme) Mariana Sá Nogueira

set design intern Sara Vicente (Mestrado em Teatro/ Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema)
theater interns Mansy Singh e Sofia Silva (Curso Profissional de Artes do Espectáculo/Escola Básica e Secundária Passos Manuel)

support São Luiz Teatro Municipal | Teatro Praga

company financed by República Portuguesa|Cultura, Direcção Geral das Artes e Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

co-production Cão Solteiro, Teatro do Bairro Alto, Festival Alkantara 2020