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Rita do Vale Capela

Rita do Vale Capela


Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company / Venue
2014 actress
“I love it” –
Channel 4 TVI – ´´´´
2014 actress
“Dancing Days”
Channel 3 SIC
Epis #159-02 #159-34
2013 actress
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directed by Vicente Alves do Ó
2008 actress
“Casos da Vida” – “Primavera todo o ano”
Channel 4 TVI


  • Year
  • 2014
    Intensive Traning Course for Professional
    Act For All from 2010 to 2013  Intensive Traning Course for Professional

About me

Rita Duvall Aka Rita Do Vale Capela, is a Portuguese actress and theatre deviser. She graduated from a 5-year course in Theatre Studies from Évora Uni. She also completed the Erasmus Program in Milan and Brescia, studying Theatre and Cinema.  Back in Portugal, she completed a training course for professional actors lasting 3 years at the Act for all (Lisbon), one of the best Portuguese Schools, scoring 17 – Good with distinction.  
In December 2014 she moved to London, where she worked as an actress while attending the full-time course APT Forge Initiative administered by the prestigious Brian Astbury.
Combining her work and studies, she's worked with names such as José Alberto Ferreira, Luis Varela, Nuno Pino Custódio, Elsa Valentim ,Vicente Alves do Ó, José Peixoto, João Canijo, Brian Astbury, Nwando Ebizie, Jonathan Grieve,Jessica Beck, Leonard Petit, Shane Dempsey, Gary Breckett, Emma Brown. During her artistic journey, she co-founded the social Theatre in Algarve –ATOA, RockSalt.
Rita is known for plays such “The Misanthrope” by Miguel Sopas , “The Musical” By Antonio Pires, “The Gamblers” written and directed by herself and Brian Astbury, “Unholy Trinity” devised Theatre directed by Jonathan Grieve and “Nora” in (Camden and Clapham Fringe 2016). 
Among other projects,  she is a member of Seara Theatre company which links international artists. She is also known for writing her own plays like '1920' and 'Once I had a Shelter' that stands out as a piece of physical theatre.

“She combines raw physicality with such incredible expressiveness” - Claire Hammonds
In Cinema, Rita is known for participating in several short movies, feature films, TV Series and Soap operas – please see links above.  

Additional Skills

Act For All from 2010 to 2013-Intensive Traning Course for Professional Actors- Grade 17 (0-20)

License degree, Theatre Studies from 2000 to 2006 Erasmus – Italy (Milan- Brescia) – Cinema and Theatre (2004)
in Evora’s University , Portugal
 Trainer for trainers - National Youth Council 2010



Additional Information

 Portuguese - Mother Tongue
 English - Fluent
 Italian – intermediate
 Proficient with various packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
 HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator, PREMIERE


Primary Job Title Assistant Director
Secondary Job Title Production Assistant
Job Titles Admin Assistant, Assistant Director, Assistant Stage Manager, Casting Assistant, Director, Assistant, Stage Assistant, Technician, Assistant, Wardrobe Assistant, Warehouse Operative/Assistant
Years in industry less than a year
Company Experience Educational Theatre, Regional Theatre
Languages Spoken Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Experienced in Comedy, Drama, Experimental, Festival, Tragedy
Work Permits EU
Interested in European Tour, UK Tour, World Tour
DBS checked No
Driving Licences Standard