Performing Arts Festival

Martha Coast Gim

Cine-Teatro Garrett, Sala de Ensaios (Rehearsal Room)


"Welcome to Martha Coast Gim!" This is a show about the origin of Gim. Martha exists before Gim, in places where blocked skirts and high heels are worn. And it is in this girded place, that she is surprised by her own truth. In an act of deconstructing her everyday life, Martha develops a method of physical exercises that allow her to be free, through the prison she inhabits. Here you have the Gim! "3 2 1 ... Got it!"


Marta Costa, actress, clown and improviser, began her artistic career in 2005, with CT4Ventos. She graduated as a clown when she joined the Clown Laboratori Porto in 2011. She has been a clown doctor at Operação Nariz Vermelho since 2017 and is part of the companies Historioscópio, Coração nas Mãos, Colectivo Estupendo Inuendo and Ervilha no Topo do Bolo. She has a master's degree in Physical Ed and Sports Teaching, 2010 and since 2007 has completed over twenty theater trainings, in Portugal, Austria and Spain: Élise Ouvrier-Buffet, Peta Lily, Ami Hattab, Josh Houben, Pedro Fabião, Yumi Fuji- tani, Chris Griswold. Creator and performer of the independent shows "Aceitas?", 2015 and "Balança", 2017. Made her contemporary circus debut as "Martha Coast" in Esmae's Circus Cabaret, 2017. She is co-creator of the improvisation group Ervilha no Topo do Bolo. Winner of the best street show award at Feria de Teatro de Castilla y León-Ciudad Rodrigo 2022, with the show in which she is co-creator and performer, "Chá das Cinco".

Artistic and technical sheet

Creation and interpretation Marta Costa
Co-creation Blaise Powell
Music Carla Castelhano and Daniela Leite Castro
Sound design Kiko Rurelas
Light Dário Pais
Costumes Marta Costa
Scenography Historioscopio – Teatro de Marionetas
Premiere support Companhia Erva Daninha
Outside look Samantha de Jesus, Nuno Santos, Laura Felício, João Silva and Sara Sofia
Video recording Ashleigh Georgiou


Duration ≈ 50 minutes ● 3+


© Photo Susana Chicó

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