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Manuel Geraz. Actor Trained at ESAP is a Citizen on the Merit of Viana do Castelo (Postumally)

In a public ceremony that took place at Teatro Sá da Bandeiro, whose stage Manuel Geraz knew well, his daughter and also actress Vânia Geraz, received from the Vianense Municipality the distinction of Citizen of Merit, posthumously and 18 years after his disappearance.

Having concluded the Superior Theater Course in ESAP in 1987, Manuel Geraz participated in several theater shows by the Porto companies Teatro Experimental do Porto and Seiva Trupe.

In 1991 he was one of the founders of Teatro do Noroeste in Viana do Castelo, where he developed an intense activity as an actor and director. In his city he was also a teacher of Dramatic Expression at the Escola Superior de Educação.

In the cinema he was the protagonist of the short film SÓCIOS, an internationally awarded film with the participation of several professionals trained by ESAP.

Angela C. wrote about it

“Being born and dying without prevailing is not the designation of Manuel Geraz's condition. Discreetly and intensely prevailing, this was the paradox of his life, an anonymous social and an extreme stage due to the talent that strays from the name: ACTOR.”

Manuel Geraz Ribeiro, actor, director and a charismatic ESAP student (1953 - 2001).