Project and Concept:
  • Gustavo Bicalho
Writen by:
  • Gustavo Bicalho
Directed by:
  • Gustavo Bicalho
  • Henrique Gonçalves
  • Andreas Mayer
  • Cleiton Rasga
  • Dai Fiorati
  • Manoel Madeira
  • Suzana Castelo
Ludwig/2 is a theatrical study about the enigmatic figure of the Bavarian King Ludwig II, known for the castles he built and for his eccentric personality. 

The play is the fruit of a three-month artist-in-residence program that took place at the International Artist Residence Villa Waldberta, in Munich, Germany, resulting in its staging at the Passinger Fabrik theatre.

The play was also presented in Brazil, with excellent response from the public. It took place at the Mezanino Theatre in Espaço SESC Copacabana, during an occupation project, which celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary.

The artist-in-residence program was sponsored by the Secretariat of Culture of the city of Munich (Kulturreferat München) and by the International Artist Residence Villa Waldberta (Internationales Künstlerhaus Villas Waldberta).

Rated R

Creative Staff:
Translation: Lilli-Hannah Hoepner and Manoel Madeira
Vocal coach: Verônica Machado
Movement director: Paulo Mazzoni
Video-mapping: Daniel Belquer and Felipe Gomes
Music director: Daniel Belquer and Gustavo Bicalho
Sound designer: Daniel Belquer and Luciano Siqueira
Set design: Karlla de Luca and Linda Sollacher
Costume design and props: Fernanda Sabino and Henrique Gonçalves
Make-up artist: César Marquez
Light designer: Rodrigo Belay
Light operator: Rodrigo Belay
Sound and video operator: Luciano Siqueira e Tatá Oliveira
Set builder: Antônio Ronaldo
Seamstress: Zeny Gonçalves
Shoemaker: Gomes Sapatos
Marketing Team:
Graphic designer: Andrea Batitucci and Nadine Löes
Photography: Christina Amaral, Jackeline Nigri and Ruth Maciel
PR: Evandro Rius
Media agency: Minas de ideias
Vídeo recording: Chamon Audiovisual
Production Staff:
Production Manager: Henrique Gonçalves
Producer: Gustavo Bicalho and Manoel Madeira
Year of production: Artesanal Cia. de Teatro/2015

Artesanal Cia de Teatro’s attempt to bring a humane view on the myth Ludwig II, the man behind the swan king, to Munich’s stages, couldn’t have gone better. Intelligent and intense are the adjectives that best define Artesanal Cia. De Teatro’s extraordinary work.

C.M.Meier / Critique/Review - THEATERKRITIKEN München