Monday, September 28, 2015

RIP Walter Portela

The death of actor Walter Portela in Sao Paulo


He died early on Friday (25) the actor Walter Portela, whose path crossed key moments in the history of the National Theatre, mainly in the 1970s and 1980s, when he worked alongside Antunes Filho.

Among the pieces that made the São Paulo director and director of Theatre Research Centre is "Macunaíma" (1978), adaptation of the novel by Mario de Andrade pointed out by historians as a landmark of contemporary at the National Theatre. The CPT Antunes, Portela also starred in "Nelson Rodrigues - Eternal Return" (1984), fitting with the Pernambuco author adaptations.

The death was confirmed this morning by the Cooperative Paulista Theatre. The cause has not yet been disclosed.

More recently, Portela served in assemblies of the Old Company, founded by Kiko Marques, Alejandra Sampaio and Virginia Buckowski. After a long pause, he resumed his career in show "Pier or the indifference of Ships" (2013), playing the narrator of a story that spanned several generations of a family caiçara.

In May, the actor returned to acting with Companhia Velha in "Valerie and the Birds" show traces of dream about a woman surrounded by dead characters. For health reasons, in the latest season of play, he was replaced by Marques, director.

Born: 1936, Brazil
Died: 9/26/2015, São Paulo, Brazil

Walter Portela’s westerns – production manager, writer, actor:
D’Gajao Mata para Vingar – 1972 [production manager, dialogue, actor]
Caingangue – 1973 [actor]
Trinidae… e Meu Name – 1973 [actor]

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