Paula is a Brazilian-born author and performer based on the Sunshine Coast since 2014.
The past decade has seen Paula engaged in multi-artistic creative projects. She has developed Body Poetics, a series of visual arts representations of the human body in the natural environment, as part of her Master’s degree in Contemporary Arts.
Paula has written and published the academic articles: Bare Life and postpartum in performing arts, Primal scream, Body Poetics; and Gaia’s daughters, published by Cambridge Scholars. She also performed Bare Life and postpartum in performing arts at the L.O.T.E exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil.
In 2016, Paula started touring schools and libraries in QLD and NSW, performing a play based on her children’s books: Tresses, the story of a girl with wild and curious hair, and Nina’s Wish, the tale of a girl who lives near the sea and wants to be a mermaid.
Her passion for the ocean and surfing has led Paula to write and produce the short documentary The Surfing Mum’s Journey, about local Sunshine Coast mums who swap weekly childminding for surfing. The movie was screened at the Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival in 2019.
Paula has also studied active theatre, stand-up comedy, clown, singing, and contemporary dance and is now experimenting with new characters and content on social media platforms.
She is feeling privileged to be part of D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective in 2022.