- DAS Theatre
Rodrigo Batista (b. 1985) is from São Paulo, Brazil. He graduated in 2015 with an MFA in Theatre Directing (2015) from Universidade de São Paulo, studying under Antônio Araújo.
In 2007, he co-founded [pH2]: estado de teatro, a company which presented collaborative investigations in dialogue with philosophy, cinema and dance. From 2007 to 2012, they researched the possibility of the tragic in the contemporary world, developing the trilogy Keep in a dry and ventilated place (2009), Keep out of the reach of children (2011) and Atreides (2012). In 2013, they adapted the work of Georg Büchner in the play Stereo Franz, which premiered in Giessen, Germany. In 2015, they started a research about debt in Latin America with La Maldita Vanidad (Colombia) and Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol (Mexico), developing Project 85: a debt in three episodes, resulting in a short film, a fictional play and a documentary play, respectively titled The face of the woman in debt, The face of the man in debt and The face of the country in debt. In 2016, [ph2] didn’t pay any of its debts and disbanded with The Rite of Spring - Frames of a debt not paid.
Rodrigo is now interested in insurrection, in forms that attack representation. He doesn’t want to think about diagnosis. He is trying to think about actions.