KIKI is a post-modern cabaret and a post dramatic play about a cabaret singer and her manager/lover. The play is divided into 3 acts: Kiki Passé Composé, Kiki Présent de l'Indicatif and Kiki Future Perfect. KIKI has a non-linear narrative and the…
João Telmo was born in 1983 in Lisbon. He is a performer, a theatre and film director, a playwright and a costume designer. He is one of the creative directors of the Portuguese theatre company Nova Companhia. He holds a BA in Journalism, a BA in Direction for Cinema and Television and a Master of Arts in Performance Practices and Research by the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
He directed for theatre Vanitas (2013 London/2014 Lisbon), Montparnasse (2014), KIKI (2015), O Homem (2016) and The Bald Soprano (2017).
He directed for Cinema Cena 3/Interior/Noite (2007), and the video art films Falópio (2008 – shown in 5 Portuguese film festivals | 1 Audience Award | and 1 international film festival) and Mémoires of a Dominatrix (2013) and the video art installation Doppelganger (Festival Temps d’Images 2016).
As an actor he has worked with directors such as Martim Pedroso, Ruthie Osterman, João Vasco Henriques, Leah Bachar, Brad Burgess, Hedda S. Rui, among others.
He conceived the gender performativity photography exhibition Gineceu Androceu, based on Judith Butler’s book Gender Trouble.
In 2015, João Telmo moved to New York to work as an assistant director with The Wooster Group in their CRY, TROJANS! and EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS productions. In New York, he was also part of the cast of The Living Theatre's production NO PLACE TO HIDE by Judith Malina, directed by Leach Bachar and presented at the Anarchist Festival 2015, Lower East Side Festival 2015 and Ideas City Festival 2015.