Cláudia Barral is a psychoanalyst, writer and actor who trained at the Theatre School of the Federal University of Bahia with time spent at the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts. With a screenwriting degree by Academia Internacional de Cinema, Barral works in various fields of literary production as a playwright, screenwriter, short story writer and poet. O Cego e o Louco (The Blind Man and The Mad Man), her first full-length play, won the COPENE Award 2000 and a tv adaptation of the play was made for TV Cultura. Other award-winning plays include Cordel do Amor Sem Fim and Hotel Jasmim, the latter turned into a short film with the same name.
Renowned artists have taken part in various productions, films and staged readings of her work in Brazil, Portugal, Germany and Italy, including José Lewgoy, Cacá Carvalho, Paulo Gracindo Júnior, Othon Bastos, Mel Lisboa and Francisco Medeiros.
Almiro Andrade is an actor, director, playwright, dramaturge and theatre translator conducting his PhD research in Translation of Brazilian Contemporary Drama through devising for performance at King’s College London. His approach sees all stages of theatre-making as an act of translation and champions the production of international pieces in the UK since 2008.