Projeto GOMPA is an awarded Brazilian collective of artists created in 2014 that develops dramaturgical and scenic language experimentation and researches possible crossings between theatre, dance, music, visual and audiovisual arts, with an emphasis on the fusion of different arts as a narrative principle.The creations are made in collaboration with artists from different schools and companies. The group also has a special focus on experimenting with languages that expand the limits of what we understand as theater for adults and theater for children and youth.
In 2021, the collective immersed itself in creations of performances in virtual language, performing The Last Black Woman - work that received an honorable mention at the Festival Cine Negro em Ação, also presented in regular season, festivals and public schools of the state - and The Mother of the Girls’ Mother, a play that held several sessions in homes for the elderly and community centers in Porto Alegre, in addition to a regular season and audiovisual exhibitions.
It also premiered The Girl’s Grandmother, winner of the Açorianos award for Best Performance, created with funding from Instituto Ling, also in online format, and performed, in partnership with Cia Incomodete, the play Defeat, in addition to adapting the work The Adventures of the Little Prince for audiovisual format, aimed at children.
In 2020, the play Olga premiered, having its season interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2019, the group presented the play Enemies in the Dolls' House at the Ibsen Awards Festival, in Norway, a work that was awarded the prize Ibsen Scholarships in 2017, having premiered in Brazil in 2018. Over these years, the play participated in several events, festivals and seasons in Brazil.
Also in 2019, the play Frankenstein, a mixture of theater, dance, narration, music and visual arts, premiered. We are currently seeking funding to create a children's version, Frankinh@ - A story in little pieces, from the same motto. The work had its creation process interrupted in 2020.
In 2017, the collective created the show 'Little Red Riding Hood' based on a text by Joël Pommerat, presented in the most important national festivals and receiving 54 nominations and 24 awards across the country. The piece was selected to participate in FITA Chile (2019) and the MIRAI Festival in Japan (2021), as well as festivals and events in Bolivia, England and the United States.
The Adventures of the Little Prince was the group's first play made for children, in 2014, and since then it has performed more than 300 times in the country, including the version adapted for planetariums, mixing real presence with technology, offering a unique experience for young people, with funding from FUNARTE. The show received several Tibicuera awards, including Best Production, in 2014. In 2021, the play won a pocket version in a virtual format.
Currently, the group is in the process of creating Amazônia, a show aimed at children with a premiere scheduled for early 2022.
All of the company's performances are active and traveling around Brazil. Currently, the collective is in a phase of internationalization, seeking to take its work to different territories, interacting both with children and adults, bringing light to the art created in South America and, specially, in south Brazil.