Career

Awards

2010

Irish Theater Awards

 

2002

National Volvo Awards

 

2001

DENETRAN Brazilian National Awards

 

1998

Cultural Map Awards

Best Theatre Production

 

1993 

Festival Escola de Artes Dramaticas  

Best Actor

Theatre

Rodrigues has performed and produced more than 50 plays in his career since the age of 7, including The Bacchae, which was directed by José Celso Martinez Corrêa, a Brazilian actor, playwright and director. He also starred in the pilot multimedia play Action Movie alongside Laurence Kinlan.

Rodrigues toured with the Big Telly Theatre Company, a professional theatre company in Northern Ireland, and played the role of Sinbad at the Water Show as well as in the musical, directed by Zoe Seaton and Paul Boyd. During that time he was invited to act in the film The Looking Glass. Rodrigues performed in the play The Indian Wants The Coombe, an adaptation of The Indian Wants the Bronx by Israel Horovitz at the Dublin Fringe Festival. Rodrigues has also performed in A Queda Para O Alto, Oscar Wilde's Salome, Molière's The Miser and The Tempest, by William Shakespeare. He also has credits in The Hostage byBrendan Behan and The Plague by Albert Camus.

 

 

Film & TV

Film Paranoia starring Rodrigo Rodrigues and Rachel Rath - 2005

Rodrigues has been an actor, director, script writer and costume designer in the film and television industry. Rodrigues appeared in the film Fair City and Flight of the Earls with Academy Award nominee Stephen Rea. He also developed the concept and directed the music video for DJ Tocadisco and co-produced and starred in a Felix da Housecatmusic video. 

In 2005, Rodrigues starred in the film Paranoia, which was screened at Cork Film Festival and won Best Photography at Portobello Film Festival. In 2007, Rodrigues starred alongside Rachel Rath, Tatiana Fellipo, Michael Parle and Cristopher Kavanagh in Waterfall, which went to the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

Imeacht Na N'Iarlaí" (Flight of the Earls) - Rodrigo Rodrigues starring with Oscar nominee Stephen Rea

In 2011, Rodrigues portrayed the character Max in The Looking Glass, a film by Colin Downey, alongside Natalia Kostrzewa, Patrick O`Donell, Michael Parle and Eddie Webber. In 2014, he was in the cast of Londinium alongside Brian Croucher. In 2015, Rodrigues appeared in the films 1603 and The Levellers starring Shane Hart, Jadey Duffield, Paul J. Lane and Brian Croucher. He also contributed as a costume designer to Londinium, 1603, and The Levellers.

 

Teaching

In 1997, Rodrigues opened Espaco Cultural Porao, a cultural college of art space containing four floors with available rooms to create and experiment with various art forms. In 2002, Rodrigues taught one of his own acting techniques, Facial Expressions For Actors, to the students at the Gaiety School of Acting, which included Aidan Turner fromThe Hobbit. Rodrigues created, managed and taught the theatre group The Dublin. Core, an Irish Times Theatre Awards winning Theatre Group.

 

Ko Method

The Science of Acting

Rodrigues developed the Ko Method, a technique that gives actors understanding of constructing a range of diverse characters. The technique is based on a scientific approach towards the study of universal understanding. It also focuses on human body mechanisms and the experimentation partial movements to find understanding and connectivity within the totality of life's mechanism.

 

Facial expressions for actors

The objective of this technique is for an individual to learn how to control their reality in relation to movement, explanation, wording and speech.

Rodrigues`s book Facial Expressions for Actors provides analysis of different points of view and perspective from around the world in search of something hidden that requires investigation and reasoning. The book explains that through the development of facial muscles, individuals reach understanding of the universe and learn to access a state of equilibrium within ones own interpretation.

Rodrigues observed that the understanding of an individual's expression required a hidden knowledge which inspired him to search for the development of concrete points in association with the understanding of human nature. Approaching art from a scientific point of view, he began with an objective idea that there are important understandings that have been excluded and should be included to the infinitive art of representation. He found that his research was related to science as he studied anatomy, dramaturgy and occasional points of life. Rodrigues initially, self-experimented his findings and techniques and expanded the study to volunteers.