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Theater Directing and Dramatic Writing Research Centre NEEDRAM at the Santa Catarina Federal University UFSC, Brazil

Institution Name: Theater Directing and Dramatic Writing Research Centre NEEDRAM at the Santa Catarina Federal University UFSC
(Núcleo de Estudos em Encenação Teatral e Escrita Dramática NEEDRAM junto à Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina UFSC) Country: Brazil
Description: Theater Directing and Dramatic Writing Research Centre (NEEDRAM), certified by CNPq (National Council of Research) and linked to the Graduate Program in Literature (PPGLit) and the Undergraduate Department of Arts (ART), both at UFSC, aims to research and investigate Dramatic Theatre, through research and extension activities.

Campus Univ. Reitor João D.F.Lima
CCE Bloco D
Sala 718 88040-900

Email: paulo.ricardo.berton(at) / needram.ufsc(at)

Phone: +55 48 37213878

  • Research Institution
  • In addition to courses taught in undergraduate and graduate courses, the undergrad final project, master's and doctorate’s degrees advisements, the NEEDRAM develops and takes part in several research and extension projects, among which the following stand out:
    a. 1,001 PLAYS – Series of readings of plays written by University Playwriting students from eight different institutions and coordinated by George Mason University (USA).
    b. SBEDR (Brazilian Playwriting Conference) – An event going to its sixth edition that brings together national and international playwrights, professors, and researchers of the field.
    c. MILETRÊ – NEEDRAM’s theatre company whose last production was ‘The Man of Mode’ by Sir George Etherege.
    d. WORKSHOPS – NEEDRAM tries to expand the development of playwrights through workshops at: MST (Landless Worker’s Movement) settlements, FCC/CIC (Integrated Culture Centre) and NETI (Senior Studies Centre).

    Teaching Languages
  • Portuguese and English (mainly bibliography)

    Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor BA and Master MA; PhD

    Faculties / Departments
  • Theatre History & Research
  • Dramatic Literature History & Research
  • Playwriting
  • Directing
  • Opera

  • For local and for foreign students

    Teachers/Educator Related Information
  • Local educators allowed

    Regular Activities of the Institution
  • Student Festival: 1,001 PLAYS (as participant)
  • Summer or Winter Courses: Playwriting workshops (during regular academic semester)
  • Competition: Play’s Market at the SBEDR (Brazilian Playwriting Conference)
  • Conferences: SBEDR (Brazilian Playwriting Conference)