Gonçalo Guerreiro

Gonçalo Guerreiro

Actor, co-director

Gonçalo Guerreiro is Founder, Artistic Director, Stage Director, Actor, Set Designer, and Musician of Elefante Elegante Teatro. He has created, performed and directed with María Torres more than twenty shows to date with the company.

He completed the training course for actors at the Lisbon School of Theatre and Cinema. He graduated in Movement Theatre at the École Lassaad in Brussels. He went through the Royal School of Dramatic Art in Madrid as a scholarship holder from the Portuguese Ministry of Education. He studied Commedia dell’Arte with Antonio Fava in Italy and Theatre Anthropology with Eugenio Barba in Poland, Denmark and Portugal.

He worked as an actor and musician in the Portuguese companies A Barraca, Teatro da Comuna, Teatro do Montemuro and Trigo Limpo Teatro Acert. In Galicia he collaborated with the companies Galitoon and Manicómicos.

He has created and directed several shows for different companies such as Compagnie Imagerie (Belgium), Compagnie Blahblahblah (Belgium), SU.MA (Galicia), Varazim Teatro (Portugal), Compañía Exire (Galicia) and Sarabela Teatro (Galicia) with which he won the María Casares Theatre Awards for the “Best Director” and “Best Show” in 2021. He designs the sets for the shows he directs and also for other directors.