Evoé is an artistic collective created by four Brazilian female artists based in New York City to promote Brazilian culture abroad. Through the production of staged readings and the creation of original contents, the collective works to showcase the universality and beauty of Brazilian stories, styles and voices, bringing national productions to the international stage.
Brazil Reads Brasil is the very first project created by the group. The event happens periodically and promotes stage readings of Brazilian plays in English, making contemporary and classic works more accessible to the international audience. Creating also more spaces for Brazilian actors based in New York City to share their talent.
"We want to showcase the universality of our stories, to bring together national brazilian productions and the international stage."
who is who
Barbara Eliodorio is a graduate from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and a nominee for the Brazilian International Press Awards 2018 for her work in the play "The Seven Kittens". She has worked with the most prominent theatre directors in Brazil such as Marco Antônio Pâmio, Paulo Marcos, Inês Aranha and Eric Lenate, her theatre credits include Soothsayer in The Onomatopeia Theatre Company version of "Julius Caesar", Valeria in "La Bestia: Sweet Mother" and most recently Clara in the play "The Body's Night" performed at Female Voices From Brazil.
She is currently rehearsing for the play QUASIMODO, in São Paulo with the award winner director Eric Lenate.
On TV she has worked in the TV-shows "Shark Tank" and the Emmy-Award winning series "We Are New York". She was also featured in the film "Tyhjiö" by Aleski Salmenpera and in multiple award-winning short-films such as "Lollipop", official selection of the Dubai Film Festival and "Phone Tales", official selection of the Latino Film Festival and Seattle Film Festival.
Isabella Pinheiro is a Brazilian actress living in New York City. She recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and studied classical acting at LAMDA in London. In 2015 Isabella was cast as one of the leads for Jim Finn's Trilogy Chums From Across The Void premiering at the New York Film Festival (Official selection NYFF).
Isabella has also worked with directors Jenny Tibbels and Rebekah Maggor, Co-directing her first show UNVEILED in May 2016. Isabella is also a producer and has worked at The Martin E. Segal Theatre under executive director Frank Hentschker and The New Ohio Theatre.
Laila Garroni is a Brazilian actress and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She recently graduated from the 2 year professional conservatory at Stella Adler Studio of Acting, where besides getting a solid training in theater, she also had the opportunity of learning on camera technique. Her latest works include a production of Escape From Happiness, where she was cast as Nora, and Necessary Targets, playing Zlata. Recently Laila has been casted as a co-star in the web-series Room in The Heights, she will be playing the fun and hilarious Laurene.
She is a very proud participant of the ensemble of the 2017 Stella Adler Annual Shakespeare Benefit, where she performed a piece from Henry VI, pt. 3, as Queen Margaret. The event happens in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation's leading industry based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization.
Ma Troggian is New York City based actress originally from Brazil. She is a recent graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting Professional Conservatory. Prior to moving to the U.S., Ma was studying acting and fully immersed in the theater scene in Brazil.
Over the years, on stage, Ma played the roles of Carmen from The Balcony by Jean Genet, Vladimir from Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, Bobbi from Some Girls by Neil Labute and Muffet from Uncommon Women and Others by Wendy Wasserstein. In April 2016, Ma became a member of Saudade Theatre, the first theatre company in NYC created to nurture Portuguese writers. In June 2017, Ma had her playwright debut with "Norma Jeane Was A Brunette" a play she wrote and starred in.