Communication designer, activist and volunteeer from Portugal.
A library of references in permanent construction, and probabily already out of date. Many of the descriptions are not yet translated to english, for which I apologize.
Shows, companies and venues
Data visualization... with people on a stage. At a moment when the internet traps us in echo chambers and we only listen to those with whom we agree, this show helps us understand that not everyone thinks like us. At Culturgest
The job of actresses and actors is to put themselves on others' shoes. That's why these four are locked in a gym, with the task of writing the new Constitution of their country from scratch. Which should be the basic law of everything?
A young woman goes to the theatre reapeatedly, in an honest and militant quest for the salvation of the world's problems. Instead of that, she only finds clichés, sexism and falsehood. She seriously wants to change the world, but how? A manifesto on the importance of theatre.
On the year 2028 in Portugal a family keeps the tradition of killing fascists as a rite of passage. But when the time arrives for Catarina to do it, she is assaulted by doubt. A cathartic play for thinking about XXIst century fascism and how we can erradicate it. More information
André Amálio did and recorded many interviews with different people on portuguese colonialism. Then, with other actors, he created three pieces of documental theatre which have been shattering the mainstream narrative all around the country. New content, new form.
It brought to Lisbon, from the world, the most cutting-edge shows and the philosophers we wanted to hear. It published some brochures with nothing more than text, for reading and thinking. It brought us music unlike anything else we heard before, and it interacted with the neighbours around. It was my airport to the world. See the programming archive
At the moment I'm working full time at Teatro Estúdio Fontenova, in Setúbal, as a communication designer and producer. Whenever possible I do volunteering/activism on LGBTI issues at rede ex aequo and Cooperativa SEIES.
Birth date 3rd July 1995
Residency Palmela, Portugal
Driver's license yes (B category)
Mobile phone (and Signal) 932 570 979
E-mail E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telegram Telegram: tomasanjosbarao
September 2013 – June 2019
Degree in Comunication Design
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon
(undergraduate, 180 ECTS)
September 2019 – January 2020
Attendance of Master in Communication, Culture, and Information Technology
Iscte – University Institute of Lisbon
February 2021 – October 2023 / full time
Teatro Estúdio Fontenova
(professional theatre company) Communication and multimedia designer, technician (light/sound/video) and production
August 2017 – September 2019 / full time
Youth Division of the City Council of Setúbal, Portugal
Cultural programming; event production; communication design; providing support for youth associations; design and implementation of projects to promote active citizenship in youth.
September 2013 – July 2018 / part time
Grupo Musical e Desportivo União e Progresso, Vendas de Azeitão, Portugal
Urban dance coreographer and teacher for youth aged 13–18
October 2013 – present
Speaker in schools on LGBTI issues, through rede ex aequo, an LGBTI youth association in Portugal
Going to schools around the country to have open conversations with students about gender identity/expression, sexual orientation and sexual characteristics. I was part of the project coordination team from 2020 to 2022.
March 2018 – present
Cooperativa SEIES, Setúbal, Portugal
Organizing and promotion of a mutual support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people; event production.
January 2021 – February 2022
January 2013 – December 2015
Board of rede ex aequo youth association
Event production and promotion; communication design; monthly newsletter editions; co-organizing a summer camp, peddy-papers, etc
August 2018 – June 2019
Board of Grupo Musical e Desportivo União e Progresso
Sports and culture association in Vendas de Azeitão, Portugal
Native language: Portuguese
Winner of the Correntes d'Escritas / Papelaria Locus Literary Prize in 2012, with the children's story "Vergílio Vagaroso"