Andrade is a trained actor and performer with credits in film, TV and stage in Brazil and in the UK. He holds an MA in Making Plays: Writing and Devising for the Stage by Kingston University (2011), and Diploma in Screenwriting by the London Film Academy (2012). He is currently working on his PhD thesis at King’s College. It is entitled: ‘Brazilianism: Translation and Adaptation of Contemporary Brazilian Drama through Devised Performance’.
More recently, he was an actor in Catherine Boyle’s translation of Sor Juana’s ‘House of Desire’ at the Greenwood Theatre (2014) and at the Bots & Barrals and StoneCrabs co-production of ‘Skin in Flames’ at the Park Theatre (2015). He is now an Artistic Associate and Trustee of the latter. He directed the pilot for the Regine Mont- Louis ‘The Kinda Late Show’ for the BBC3 Newcomers programme (2009), as well as directed and produced ‘Five Twosomes’ for the International Youth Arts Festival(2010). His script ‘Pinky Promise’ reached the top three at the Nivea Moments of Closeness Competition (2011).
He also collaborates with the OffCine project created by Brazilian Film Critic Christian Pertermann and has worked as a writer/editor/translator for the MixBrasil Film Festival between 2006 and 2008.
Andrade has a taste for Brazilian soap operas, dysfunctional families and cybernetic punk-drag dramas. He wants to see beyond 50 shades of grey on the silver screen, including the pretty, the kinky and the downright nasty tones. He dreams of becoming a transsexual cyborg fuelled only by songs of Nina Hagen and Sex Pistols.
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