Directed by Ana Teixeira and Stephane Brodt, the Amok Theatre is dedicated to continuous research about acting and staging possibilities. Since its foundation in 1998, for its plays, the group has been awarded with several Brazilian theatre prizes and received great recognition from the critics and public alike.
Amok’s work is characterised by the pursuit of a formal rigour and by an intensity that the actor's body affirms as being the place in which theatre takes place. Every new project drives the group to seek different research paths and training based on dialogue with different traditions and cultures. Amok Theatre plays deal with contemporary themes without losing sight of the affirmation of the scene as a poetic and ceremonial space.
Besides the plays, the Amok Theatre develops intense pedagogic activity with emphasis on actor’s training, having constituted its own method of work, diffused in Brazil and abroad.
Creation and training are very closely related in Amok works. The “Casa do Amok”, the group’s headquarter, is a creation and training space that hosts (in addition to the company's activities) a open programming, supporting the work of groups and artists from different segments.