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Almiro Andrade

Almiro Andrade

Almiro Andrade (Actor and Writer)
Life is more dramatic than a soap opera

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.

It’s easy to get hold of Almiro Andrade – just write to almiroandrade@gmail.com.


Other posts by Almiro Andrade
I’d Receive the Worst News from your Beautiful Lips (Eu Receberia as Piores Notícias dos Seus Lindos Lábios)
A steamy melodrama that successfully ventures outside the territory of Brazilian soap [Read More...]

The Year my Parents Went on Vacation (O Ano em que meus Pais Saíram de Férias)
Through the eyes of the child: how Cao Hamburger converted military oppression into puerile awe and wonderment [Read More...]

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