30 April '24

Luís Carvalho was the Designer invited by Pedro Penim, artistic director of the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, to design the costumes for the play “Quis Saber Quem Sou – Um Concerto Teatral”, which premiered on April 20 at the São Luíz Teatro Municipal, in Lisbon, and will be on stage until November, in several cities across the country.

Proud of the result of his debut in creating theater costumes, Luís Carvalho explains that the creative process was long and demanding, but the final image was what he imagined and reflects not only the director’s vision, but also his creativity and identity as a Designer. “I always wanted to participate in a project like this, and when I received the invitation, I accepted without hesitation. At first, I felt nervous, a play of this importance brings with it a great responsibility. The end result reflects exactly the vision I envisioned. I thank the entire team involved, the incredible actors and especially the wardrobe team, for making my work come true.”

“Quis Saber Quem Sou” aims to revisit the songs of the 25th of April, the slogans, the songs that were weapons, but also the personal stories of the generations that made the revolution, bringing to the stage young actors, singers, instrumentalists between 16 and 25 years old, chosen in a national audition, and placing in their voices and bodies today, and in the future, the memory of the words of freedom.

With conception, text and direction by Pedro Penim, “Quis saber Quem Sou” will be on stage at Teatro Aveirense (Aveiro, 24th and 25th May), Teatro Nacional São João (Porto, 31st May and 1st June), Cine Teatro Louletano (Loulé, 7th and 8th June), Festival Bons Sons (Tomar, 8th August) and Convento São Francisco (Coimbra, 15th and 16th November).

Text and Staging: Pedro Penim
Interpretation: Ana Pereira, Bárbara Branco, Eliseu Ferreira, Francisco Gil Mata, Inês Marques, Jéssica Ferreira, Joana Bernardo, Joana Brito Silva, Manuel Coelho, Manuel Encarnação, Pedro Madeira Lopes, Rafael Ferreira, Rute Rocha Ferreira, Vasco Seromenho
Musical Direction: Filipe Sambado
Vocal Direction: João Neves
Scenography: Joana Sousa
Costumes: Luís Carvalho
Light Drawing: Daniel Worm
Sound Drawing: João Pratas
Staging Assistant: Bernardo de Lacerda
Subtitles: Bárbara Pollastri, Pedro Soares
Big Screen Image: João Azevedo
Production: Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
Parceria Abril Abriu Comissão Comemorativa dos 50 anos do 25 de Abril, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, EGEAC, São Luiz Teatro Municipal
Thanks: António Azevedo, Hugo Azevedo, Luís Pedro Faro, Luzia Moniz

PHOTOS: Estelle Valente