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Rodrigo Nogueira is one of the most celebrated Brazilian writers/directors of his generation. In 2009, his work was considered by critic Barbara Heliodora (the most important critic of Brazilian theater) as “a milestone in Brazilian playwriting”.
He has had 15 plays and 4 musicals produced in Brazil and Portugal. In Brazil, he was nominated multiple times for Best Playwright in all the main theatre awards (Shell, APTR and Cesgranrio), having won the APTR in 2011.
In 2016, Rodrigo 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 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.
Rodrigo recently moved to New York where he wrote and directed “The Ideal Obituary”, produced by The Tank Theater. The play was hailed by “Broadway World” as “masterfully disturbing” and “a unique theatrical experience.” NY Arts critic said that “I have not seen in some years a play with such rich wit, power and thought."
Rodrigo is currently working on a musical with songs from the Gershwin Estate licensed by Tams Whitmark, his first American screenplay “I love my cancer” and his second straight play in the US, “Real”, directed by Erin Ortman, which opens on January 4th.