“Weirdness implies, in the first place, an intellectual confusion,
and secondly, a need to solve it (…)
The moments of weirdness of which that intellectual confusion is a part of, remind
us that the understandment we have of others and of ourselves is never

In Uma Aproximação à Estranheza, Frederico Pedreira

Cão Solteiro and Greg Wohead met in Lisbon in 2017 and have, since then, been working together and having conversations on shared interests. These include variations on awkwardness and obscenity, stretched to the limits of the absurd within a possible reality. The Man Who Was a Spoon is their first direct collaboration.

Public Program

7 December, 19h30
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Cão Solteiro & Greg Wohead

Costume Design
Mariana Sá Nogueira

Set Design
Vasco Araújo 

Light Design
Daniel Worm

Production Director and Photography
Joana Dilão

Mariana Sá Marques

Press Advisory
this is ground control
Greg Wohead, Paula Sá Nogueira, Tiago Jácome
Co-Production Residency
O Espaço do Tempo
Cão Solteiro e TBA/Teatro do Bairro Alto
Company financed by República Portuguesa | Cultura – Direcção Geral das Artes and Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

Cão Solteiro is a platform of artists creating theatre pieces in Lisbon since 1997, directed by actor Paula Sá Nogueira, costume designer Mariana Sá Nogueira, and producer/photographer Joana Dilão. Their creative process relies on the construction of images, and their work often code-switches between different artistic languages and disciplines. They continually question the formal relevance of theatre and test its structural rules, focusing mainly on how communication establishes itself and unfolds in the theatre. Their tools include the displacement and purposeful misuse of formal elements and of meaning, absurd entrances, errors, and pure lies.

Greg Wohead is a writer, performer and live artist. His most recent collaborative work, Heading Against the Wall with Portuguese company Cão Solteiro and filmmaker André Godinho, is composed of a live performance in a Lisbon nightclub and a simultaneously broadcast online film. His durational work with GIFT Festival, Crack of Dawn, was performed online continuously from sunrise to sunset. Story #3 (Gaping Hole), his collaboration with Rachel Mars revolving around plot holes, was a commission by Ovalhouse in London to make a performance that involved destroying parts of the building. He worked with Gillie Kleiman to make Familiar, a performance in two parts about significant otherness through a canine lens, which premiered at Fierce Festival in Birmingham.

Cão Solteiro & Greg Wohead