Marco Ferreira (1975) is one of Portugal’s most promising theatre makers and actors with a genuine interest in collaborating with theatrically inexperienced community performers. He received his initial training at the Evora Acting School before embarking on projects with Portuguese and foreign directors, including Eugenio Barba’s Odin Teatret. Starting in 2000 he began to collaborate with rural communities in association with Baal17, an experimental performance company. Since then, he has become more and more interested in participatory drama, training in Finland and currently in the Community Theatre M.A. program of the Lisbon Theatre and Film School.