​Frederico Araujo | NTGent

Frederico Araujo is a Brazilian actor and director born in Rio de Janeiro. He graduated in Theater - Acting - at UNIRIO, Brazil, in 2010.

In 2020, he was approved to do his Master’s in Belgium, in Theater Directing - at RITCS (Royal Institute for Theater Cinema & Sound) where his research has just finished.  He is a multidisciplinary artist who has pursued his work mainly on stage where he created 19 shows between Brazil and Belgium. He also accumulated experience in dance, circus, performance and as a dance/drama teacher.

His first creation in Belgium took place in 2013 for the show Burning,  directed by Frédéric Dussenne in co-production with Le Rideau de Bruxelles. On this occasion, he was chosen by the director during an artistic workshop among Brazilian artists, in Brazil. In 2019, the director Chloé Sadoine/Cie. Tangentes invited Frederico to be part of Rêves de Papier/Sonhos de Papel, a show created for babies between Rio de Janeiro and Brussels.

In 2021 and 2022 he gave theater and dance classes for children as a regular teacher at La Roseraie; and he was invited to develop in Wolubilis the project Homelands, places of belonging at the initiative of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation.
In May 2022 he directed and performed his first solo, part of his Master’s research at RITCS: Love, Solitude and Box(es). In September 2022 a new creation was born: In the Middle of Nowhere, in collaboration with Kristien De Proost and production by CAMPO Victoria.

In March 2023, as director, performer and writer he created SHARK. With this project, he got his Master’s with great distinction as a theater director at RITCS. Antigone in the Amazon is his ongoing project in season 23-24 in which Frederico is happy to be part of the team in his very first (hopefully not last!) collaboration with Milo Rau and first production at NTGent.

​Frederico Araujo


Until it holds from the inside Beyond madness, tenderness awaits With closed eyes, you can see whomever you’d like There's all that future, still Only humans can fantasise