Stand-up Tragedy was Mundo Perfeito’s first performance and was the result of Tiago Rodrigues having proposed Luís Filipe Borges and Nuno Costa Santos, two authors well experienced in writing for comedy, to create a text about “failed” comedy. This challenge gave origin to Stand-up Tragedy, an essay on laughter and audiences, exploring the exposure on an actor and the manipulation of the spectators, while a character builds up and then falls to crumbles during one hour of solo performance. This show toured during four years and in the meanwhile a second version of the performance was created.

Text Luís Filipe Borges, Nuno Costa Santos and Tiago Rodrigues Staged and performed by Tiago Rodrigues Set and light design Tiago Costa Gonçalves  Music Pedro Almeida Voice Over Alfredo Brito  Executive production and photography Magda Bizarro

This performance premiered at Teatro Maria Matos, in Lisbon, on November 2003 and toured in Coimbra (TAGV), Tomar (Cineteatro Paraíso), Angra do Heroísmo, Ponta Delgada, Torres Vedras (Teatro Cine), Gouveia (Cineteatro) and Amadora (Recreios). The second version was presented at Setúbal (VII Festival de Teatro), Lisboa (ZdB - Negócio),  Montemor-o-Novo (Black Box, O Espaço do Tempo), Leiria (Teatro Miguel Franco), Faro (Espaço cAPA), Guarda (Teatro Municipal), Barcelos, Vila Nova de Stº André, Alcochete, Guimarães (Centro Cultural Vila Flor), Bragança (Teatro Municipal) and Aveiro (Teatro Aveirense).