Tiago Rodrigues was born in Portugal in 1977 and is an actor, writer and director. Since January 2015 he directs the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II in Lisbon. After leaving actor's school in 1998 he began to work with the Belgium group tg STAN and other companies, and with choreographers and filmmakers from Belgium, Brazil, Lebanon and the Netherlands. Along with Magda Bizarro he founded the group Mundo Perfeito. He has developed over 30 performances with the group, which have been presented at the alkantara festival, the kunstenfestivaldesarts or the Festival d'Automne à Paris. In addition, Rodrigues is active as a lecturer, curator and in community projects. He often alters historical documents by theatrical means, thus examining the perception of social and historical phenomena. With “By Heart” Tiago Rodrigues is for the first time presented at HAU Hebbel am Ufer.