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P.R. Berton is a Brazilian theatre director and playwright. His last directing credits include The Game of Love and Chance (P.Marivaux, 2009), Philistines (M.Gorky, 2009), King Kong´s Daughters (T.Walser, 2012) and The Man of Mode, or Sir Fopling Flutter (G.Etherege, 2016). As an actor he has recently appeared in Four Bombs in the Pocket (U.Chiti, 2013) and Parasites (M.von Mayenburg, 2015). He is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab and took also part of the international workshop for Theatre Practitioners at the Berliner Theatertreffen and the Presenter's Week at the Santiago a Mil Festival. His plays include among others Provisory Title (2003, Brazilian Ministry of Culture Contest Award) and Prey (2007, Staged Reading at the MASP/São Paulo/Brazil). He holds a BA in Theater Directing from UFRGS/Brazil, a MA in Dramatic Literature from PUCRS/Brazil and a PhD in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder/USA for which he has been the recipient of a FULBRIGHT/CAPES scholarship for a 4-year PhD program abroad. ‘The Genettian Time (dis)order in the XXth Century Drama’ (Pitágoras Journal/PPGAC-UNICAMP) and ‘Opening Speech at the I SBEDR’(Cena Journal/PPGAC-UFRGS) are his last publications. He has been also the University Secretary of Culture from 2012 to 2014, promoting various Festivals and Seminars in the fields of music, theatre and human rights. In 2016 he organized the II SBEDR (Brazilian Seminar of Dramatic Writing) bringing together national and international playwrights and academicians to discuss the current state of drama. He coordinates the NEEDRAM – Studies Group in Dramatic Writing, Directing and Marxism. He is currently an adjunct professor III of Directing, Theater History and Playwriting at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Brazil. and is currently a professor at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brasil.