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Rodrigo Nogueira is one of the most celebrated Brazilian writers/directors of his generation. He recently moved to New York where he has had already two plays produced by The Tank in less than one year. “The Ideal Obituary” (march 2018) was hailed by “Broadway World” as “masterfully disturbing” and “a unique theatrical experience.”
His second play “Real”, directed by Erin Ortman, received a total of 9 positive reviews (considered a “masterpiece” by NY Arts Journal) and was featured in the America Theatre Magazine as one of the must-sees in off-off Broadway theatre during the competitive month of January in NYC.
He also directed and wrote the book to “The Gershwins’ Real Magic”, a musical for young audiences that tells the story of young immigrants in our times, bringing a Latinx rhythm to the American Standards. The piece is currently touring NYC schools and will be licensed by Tams Whitmark. Rodrigo is also working on his first American screenplay “I love my cancer.”
Before moving to the US, Rodrigo was involved in massive projects. In 2016, he wrote and directed a musical theatre concert performed daily for a crowd of over 50,000 people in the music festival Rock in Rio in Lisbon. The piece was the opening act for headliners such as Maroon 5, Bruce Springsteen and Queen + Adam Lambert.
He has had 15 plays and 4 musicals produced in Brazil and Portugal. His work was considered by Barbara Heliodora (the most important critic in Brazilian theatre) as “a milestone in Brazilian playwriting”. He was nominated multiple times as Best Playwright for all the main theatre awards in Brazil (Shell, APTR and Cesgranrio), having won the APTR in 2011.
He wrote the Brazilian screenplays “Women Overboard” produced by Miravista (Disney’s division for Latin America) and its sequel, produced by Universal Pictures. Both productions were in the top 10 box office gross in Brazil in their year of release.
He was also in the Brazilian writing team of world hit show “Ugly Betty” and has had two published plays in Portuguese and one in Spanish.