Eric da Costa
Set Designer | Prop Maker | Technical Director
Eric da Costa began his career in 1991, as a co-founder of the theatre collective O OLHO (1991-2002). Ever since, he has been working in set design and props, as well as on the technical area, namely by developing stage machinery and working as a Technical Director for several performances and festivals.
He has collaborated with directors such as João Garcia Miguel, Alberto Lopes, Ana Borralho & João Galante, António Feio, João Brites, Susana Vidal, Miguel Seabra and Patrícia Portela, among others.
Eric da Costa worked as a prop master for the Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II between 1993 e 1996, having worked in over 50 shows, including O Que Diz Molero (directed by António Feio), As Troianas (directed by João Mota), Ricardo II and O Leque de Lady Windermere (directed by Carlos Avilez).
In 1997, he took on the role of technical director for Peregrinação, a show that was performed daily during the Lisbon Expo ’98, produced by O Bando. He was also the technical director at Festival X (1994-2002), CITEMOR (2007), for the Official Portuguese Representation at the Prague Quadrennial (2015) and at Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II.
In 2005, he conceived the design for the multipurpose Toyota Box space and, in 2007, he designed and built a replica of the Paris Crazy Horse in Lisbon.
Currently, he is working with Artica Creative Computing in conceiving interactive systems for live performances, exhibitions and spaces.
In 2002, he was awarded the ACARTE/Madalena Azeredo Perdigão award for the scenography of Seria preciso uma grande chuvada para apagar as pegadas, directed by João Galante.