Pedro is a Brazilian and Spanish theatre-maker, writer, director, and researcher, who strongly believes that the performing arts can help tackle social and economic injustices and promote healing and change both on a personal and a collective level. He is currently a PhD Drama Candidate at Queen Mary University of London with the support of an International Fellowship from “la Caixa” Foundation.
His doctoral thesis “Dramaturgies of Urban Mental Health” focuses on the links between theatres, cities, and mental health by looking at case studies in London (Arcola Theatre), Barcelona (Teatre Lliure) and São Paulo (Teatro Oficina).
He is also a QMUL Teaching Associate in the MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health and runs a Theatre Lab with students – a creative ‘laboratory’ space for acting, directing, experimenting, and playing around with different approaches to theatre, drama, film and performance.
Pedro holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Cultural Management (both from the University of Barcelona) and an MA in Dramatic Writing (University of the Arts London). He is a country expert (Spain) for the Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends and a member of the International Center for Artistic and Academic Research on Antonin Artaud.
Pedro first joined PPP in December 2020 and worked in various areas -Creativity and Mental Health, Indigenous Exchange and Climate Action, Cultural Value and Heritage- until July 2022. He has rejoined the team in August 2023, working 1 day a week in the projects related with Clod Ensemble and Performing Medicine