Jefferson Miranda

is a Visual Artist, Theatre and Opera Director, Set and Costume Designer based in London with a PhD in Visual Arts from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro/ Chelsea College of the Arts.

He has worked as a Director and Designer, since 1987, in various genres and from small to large scale. Most of his career was developed in Brazil, with ciateatroautônomo (Autonomous Theatre Company), a contemporary theatre company he directed from 1989 to 2013, and with which he created several works.

After twenty years of deep and revealing investigations over the potential for the development of the scene, he decided to enhance his artistic research, taking the Masters and afterwards the PhD in Visual Arts.  Since 2009, he has been interested in installations, more specifically, in installing a ‘situation’, where time and presence are involved.

He has also conducted workshops, short courses in several cities in Brazil, and from 2015-16,  he was a teacher in PUC-RJ (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro), in Drama&Performing Arts Course.

Education

2015               PhD in Visual Arts. 
                       Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil.

 

2013-14         Academic stay in Post-Graduate Fine Arts Course                          at Chelsea College of the Arts, London, UK

2010               Master in Visual Arts. 
                       Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil.

 

1986               Master in Astronomy. 
                       National Observatory of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
                       (DISCONTINUED)

1985               Graduation in Astronomy. 
                       Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil.

Set, Costume & Production Designer

2018  

Production Designer   

Mixed-media Studio Cabaret Voltaire
directed by Jefferson Miranda

Tempo Festival

Theatre Oi Futuro/ Rio de Janeiro

2018  

Costume Supervisor and

Assistant Set Designer   
Music Rodelinda
directed by Max Hoehn, Cambridge Handel Opera Company
Great Hall, The Leys / Cambridge

 

2017  

Set and Costume Designer   
Music-Theatre

Il Letto
directed by Ella Marchment
Buxton Festival; Copenhagen Opera Festival; Arcola Theatre / London

 

2017

Costume Designer
Theatre

The Soldier and the Void
directed  by Ella Marchment and

Claudia Greco
Operatic Mass Actions / Aarhus

 

2016

Set, Costume and Production Designer  

Music

For the love of Thorstein Shiver,

by Alex Paxton
directed by Jefferson Miranda and Flavio Graff / Helios Collective Formations 
English National Opera,

Lilian Baylis House / London

2016

 Set Designer
Dance

Tea for Me?
Directed by Jo Meredith,

National Youth Ballet of Great Britain

Sadler’s Wells Theatre / London

 

2016

Assistant Set and Costume Designer
Music

The Magic Flute
Directed by John Savournin,

Charles Court Opera
Iford Arts Festival / Bradford on Avon

 

2016

Assistant Set and Costume Designer
Music

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci
directed by Bruno Ravella,

Hampstead Garden Opera
  Jacksons Lane Theatre / London

 

2013

Production Designer 

Theatre

About a woman

I’ve met only once in my life 
(Sobre uma mulher

que só vi uma vez na vida)

Directed by Jefferson Miranda
 Espaço Barteliê/ Rio de Janeiro
  
2013

Production Designer   

Theatre

You should know about me

(Você precisa saber de mim) - 2nd Version

Directed by Jefferson Miranda
  Espaço Barteliê/ Rio de Janeiro

 

2012  

Costume and Production Designer 
Music

UnCensored B

(B [sem] censura)
directed by Jefferson Miranda
Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro;

Theatre Sesc Vila Mariana / São Paulo

2011

Set and Production Designer

Theatre

You should know about me

(Você precisa saber de mim)

Directed by Jefferson Miranda

Theatre Tom Jobim / Rio de Janeiro

 

2010  

Costume and Production Designer
 Theatre

.1 (later com)
Directed by Jefferson Miranda
Theatre Sesc Copacabana,

Theatre Jardim Botânico, Espaço Reduto 
/ Rio de Janeiro;

Mostra Sesc Cariri;

Winter Festival SESC / Nova Friburgo e Teresópolis;

Fábrica Braço de Prata / Lisbon

 

2009

Set, Costume and Production Designer
 Theatre

Series 21. (Série 21. / .1, .2, .3)
Directed by Jefferson Miranda,

autonomous theatre company

(ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Sesc Copacabana / Rio de Janeiro

 

2009  

Costume Designer
Music

Malibrans
directed by Jocy de Oliveira
Sala Cecília Meireles,

Theatre Carlos Gomes / Rio de Janeiro;

Theatre Sesc Vila Mariana/ Sao Paulo

 

2008

Set, Costume and Production Designer
 Theatre

–nude of myself

(-nu de mim mesmo)
Directed by Jefferson Miranda, autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Jockey, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil / Rio de Janeiro;

Theatre Sesc Paulista 
/ São Paulo; Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil / Brasília

 

2006

Set, Costume and Production Designer
 Theatre

And now, nothing

is any longer one thing 

(E agora nada é mais uma coisa só) 
Directed by Jefferson Miranda, autonomous

theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Sesc Copacabana,

Caixa Econômica Gallery / Rio de Janeiro

 

2004

Set, Costume and Production Designer
Theatre

There must be something in me that is enough 

(Deve haver algum sentido em mim que basta)
Directed by Jefferson Miranda,

autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto / Rio de Janeiro; Theatre Sesc Belenzinho / São Paulo;

Centro Cultural  Banco do Brasil / Brasília

 

2004

Costume Designer
 Theatre

Midnight Summer Dream 
directed by Fernando Mello da Costa,

Nós do Morro Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil / Rio de Janeiro

 

2003

Costume Designer
 Theatre

The Devil and the Good Lord
directed by Eugênia Thereza de Andrade 
Theatre Sesc Copacabana / Rio de Janeiro

 

2003

Costume Designer
 Theatre

Poor Murderer  
directed by Alan Castelo
Theatre Glória / Rio de Janeiro

 

2003

Costume Designer
 Theatre

Ferocity (Ferocidade)
directed by Celina Sodré 
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil / Rio de Janeiro

 

2002 

Costume and Production Designer
 Theatre

A streetgang called desire (Um bando chamado desejo)
Directed by Jefferson Miranda,

autonomous theatre company

(ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Sesc Copacabana / Rio de Janeiro

 

2002

Costume and Production Designer
 Theatre

Something that has no name

(Uma coisa que não tem nome) 
Directed by Jefferson Miranda,

autonomous theatre company

(ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Joquei, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil / Rio de Janeiro;
Palco Giratório’s Sesc Project

(several cities in Paraná, Ceará and Pernambuco)

 

2001

Costume Designer
 Dance

The landscape is different from here

(A paisagem daqui é outra)
by Marcia Rubin
Institute Itaú Cultural / São Paulo; Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto / Rio de Janeiro

 

2001

Costume Designer
TV film

Weapons and Hearts (Armas e Corações)
 directed by Maurício Farias, TV Globo

 

2001

Costume Designer
TV film

Lira Paulista
directed by Cláudio Torres, TV Globo

 

2001

Costume Designer
 Theatre

William Wilson
directed by Celina Sodré 
Espaço Cultural Sergio Porto

/ Rio de Janeiro

 

2000

Costume Designer
TV film

The saint and the sow

(O Santo e a Porca)
directed by Maurício Farias, TV Globo

 

2000

Assistant Costume Designer
Film

Behind the sun

(Abril despedaçado) 
directed by Walter Salles 

 

2000

Costume Designer 
Music

Des-limits of the word

(Deslimites da palavra)
directed by Zé Luiz Rinaldi 
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil / Rio de Janeiro

 

2000

Costume Designer
 Theatre

Minus One (Menos Um)
directed by Fábio Ferreira 
Espaço Cultural Sergio Porto

/ Rio de Janeiro

 

2000

Costume Designer
 Theatre

The Machine  (A Máquina)
directed by João Falcão 
Armazém 14 / Recife;

Theatre Sesc Copacabana / Rio de Janeiro;

Theatre Sesc Belenzinho / São Paulo

 

1999

Costume Designer
Dance

Hold me (Abraça-me)
by Ivana Menna Barreto 
Theatre Glória / Rio de Janeiro

 

1998

Assistant Costume Designer
Film

A Dog’s Will

(O Auto da Compadecida)
directed by Guel Arraes, TV Globo

 

1998

Costume Designer
 Theatre

Pinocchio (Pinóquio)
directed by Christiane Jatahy 
Parque Lage / Rio de Janeiro

 

1997

Costume Designer 
Dance

The Dreamer’s Masks

(As Máscaras do Sonhador) 
by Ivana Menna Barreto
Theatre Nelson Rodrigues / Rio de Janeiro

 

1996

Costume and Production Designer
 Theatre

The night of all suppers

(A noite de todas as ceias) 
Directed by Jefferson Miranda,

autonomous theatre company

(ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Sesi, Theatre Delfin / Rio de Janeiro; Centro Cultural São Paulo, Theatre João Caetano, Teatro Brasileiro de Comédia / São Paulo

 

1995

Costume Designer
 Theatre

Scrooge
directed by Jefferson Miranda
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

/ Rio de Janeiro

 

1995

Costume and Production Designer
 Theatre

7x2=y

(a parable that crosses the origin)
Directed by Jefferson Miranda,

autonomous theatre company

(ciateatroautônomo)
Espaço Cultural Sergio Porto

/ Rio de Janeiro

 

1995

Set and Costume Designer
 Theatre

Toy Theatre (Teatro de Brinquedo)
directed by Luiz Andre Cherubini

/ Grupo Sobrevento Paço Imperial

/ Rio de Janeiro

 

1995

Set and Costume Designer
 Theatre

The Tell-Tale Heart  (Coração Delator) 
directed by Fred Tolipan
Theatre of the Museum of Telephone / Rio de Janeiro

 

1994

Costume Designer
 Theatre Irmãos Brothers
directed by Jorge Fernando
Theatre Ipanema / Rio de Janeiro

 

1994

Costume and Production Designer
 Theatre

My Immortal Soul

(Minh’alma é immortal) 
Directed by Jefferson Miranda, autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Sesc Pompeia,

Centro Cultural São Paulo / São Paulo; Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto,

Theatre Cacilda Becker,

RioCena Contemporânea Festival, Theatre Sesc Tijuca, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil / Rio de Janeiro

 

1993

Costume Designer
  Music

Inori to the Sacred Whore

(Inori à Prostituta Sagrada)
  directed by Jefferson Miranda
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

/ Rio de Janeiro

 

1993

Costume Designer
 Theatre

Formigando
directed by Sérgio Coelho
Theatre Ziembinski,

Theatre América / Rio de Janeiro

 

1992

Costume and Production Designer
 Theatre

Mann on the Beach

(Mann na Praia) 
Directed by Jefferson Miranda, autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Fundição Progresso / Rio de Janeiro; Theatre Sesc Pompeia / São Paulo

 

1989

Costume and Production Designer
 Theatre

Sisyphus (Sísifo)
Directed by Jefferson Miranda, autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
 Theatre Sesc Tijuca / Rio de Janeiro
 

Theatre & Opera

Director

2018  

Mixed-media

Studio Cabaret Voltaire 
Tempo Festival

Theatre Oi Futuro / Rio de Janeiro

2016

Music

For the Love of Thorstein Shiver,

by Alex Paxton
Helios Collective Formations 
English National Opera,

Lilian Baylis House / London

2013

Theatre

As big as the world

(Do Tamanho do Mundo)
 Theatre Tom Jobim / Rio de Janeiro;

Theatre Renaissence / São Paulo;

Theatre Bradesco / Belo Horizonte;

Theatre Unip / Brasília

2013

Theatre

About a woman

I’ve met only once in my life 
(Sobre uma mulher

que só vi uma vez na vida)
 Espaço Barteliê/ Rio de Janeiro
  
2013  

Theatre

You should know about me

(Você precisa saber de mim)
  Espaço Barteliê/ Rio de Janeiro

2012  

Music

UnCensored B

(B [sem] censura)
Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro;

Theatre Sesc Vila Mariana / São Paulo

2011

Theatre

Raised in Captivity
 Theatre Oi Futuro / Rio de Janeiro

 

2011

Theatre

You should know about me

(Você precisa saber de mim)
  Theatre Tom Jobim / Rio de Janeiro

2010  

Theatre

.1 (later com)
Theatre Sesc Copacabana,

Theatre Jardim Botânico,

Espaço Reduto / Rio de Janeiro;

Mostra Sesc Cariri;

Winter Festival SESC / Nova Friburgo e Teresópolis;

Fábrica Braço de Prata / Lisbon

2009

Music

Revisiting Stravinsky
Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro; Theatre Sesc Vila Mariana / São Paulo

 

2009  

Theatre

Series 21. (Série 21. / .1, .2, .3)
autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Sesc Copacabana / Rio de Janeiro

 

2008

Theatre

–nude of myself

(-nu de mim mesmo)
autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Jockey,

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil / Rio de Janeiro;

Theatre Sesc Paulista / São Paulo;

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil / Brasília

 

2006

Theatre

And now, nothing is any longer one thing

(E agora nada é mais uma coisa só) 
autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Sesc Copacabana, Caixa Econômica Gallery / Rio de Janeiro

2006

Theatre

The perfect cook of the souls of this world 

(O perfeito cozinheiro das almas deste mundo)
 School of Cinema Darcy Ribeiro / Rio de Janeiro;

Theatre Sesc Paulista / São Paulo

2004

Theatre

There must be something in me that is enough (Deve haver algum sentido em mim que basta)
autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto / Rio de Janeiro;

Theatre Sesc Belenzinho / São Paulo;

Centro Cultural  Banco do Brasil / Brasília

2002

Theatre

A streetgang called desire

(Um bando chamado desejo)
autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Sesc Copacabana / Rio de Janeiro

2002

Theatre

Something that has no name (Uma coisa que não tem nome) 
autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Joquei, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil / Rio de Janeiro;
Palco Giratório’s Sesc Project (several cities in Paraná, Ceará and Pernambuco)

1996

Theatre

The night of all suppers

(A noite de todas as ceias) 
autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Sesi, Theatre Delfin / Rio de Janeiro; Centro Cultural São Paulo, Theatre João Caetano,

Teatro Brasileiro de Comédia / São Paulo

1995

Theatre

Scrooge
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

/ Rio de Janeiro

1995

Theatre

7x2=y (a parable that crosses the origin)
autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Espaço Cultural Sergio Porto

/ Rio de Janeiro

 

1994

Theatre

My Immortal Soul (Minh’alma é immortal) 
autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Sesc Pompeia, Centro Cultural São Paulo / São Paulo;

Espaço Cultural Sérgio Porto,

Theatre Cacilda Becker,

RioCena Contemporânea Festival,

Theatre Sesc Tijuca,

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

/ Rio de Janeiro

1993

Music

Inori to the Sacred Whore

(Inori à Prostituta Sagrada)
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil

/ Rio de Janeiro

1992  

Theatre

Mann on the Beach (Mann na Praia) 
autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Fundição Progresso / Rio de Janeiro; Theatre Sesc Pompeia / São Paulo

1989

Theatre

Sisyphus (Sísifo)
autonomous theatre company (ciateatroautônomo)
Theatre Sesc Tijuca / Rio de Janeiro

Visual

Artist

2015

Installation

Lewison Silva’s Private Collection
 Penarth Studio / London 

 

2015  

Installation museum.of.the.same.as.the.world
Shopping dos Antiquários / Rio de Janeiro

2014

Postgraduate final show installation

The life-art of Lewison Silva
Chelsea College of the Arts / London

2013

Installation

Emily’s secret gardens
Chelsea College of the Arts / London

 

2013

Performative drawing/cut-out

I remember you were here
Chelsea College of the Arts / London

2012

Performative installation

1000 tsurus for 1request

1 request for 1001 wishes
Galeria  Marcantônio Vilaça / Rio de Janeiro

2011

Performantive installation

In a hundred years from now 
Institute Itaú Cultural / São Paulo

 

2010  

Live acts event

Contemporary Encounters

with Art - sound, word, noise
 Museum of Modern Art (MAM) / Rio de Janeiro

 

2010

Performative act

Would you buy this house?
Collective Exhibition (Liberdade é pouco. O que desejo ainda não tem nome)  / Rio de Janeiro