Kafka in love
Centro Dramático Nacional
Actor, author, stage director and screenplay writer, he has collaborated with numerous companies both in Paris and Madrid (Jean Louis Barrault, Pierre Chabert, TÁBANO, TEATRO LIBRE, etc.) as well as directing the companies TRES TRISTES LIBRES, C.C.C.K. and CULEBRÓN PORTÁTIL.
He has a degree in Filología Hispánica (Hispanic Studies) from the Complutense University, Madrid and an M.A. from Montreal University (Canada), has undertaken studies in stage direction at R.E.S.A.D., Madrid and has a diploma in audio-visual writing and speaking in Madrid.
His work includes: “Las aventuras y andanzas del Aurelio y la Constanza” (1983), “Luna negra” (1984), “Fantastic calentito” (1985), “La parte contratante” (1992), “Vanzetti” (1993), “Carmen Privatta” (1996), “Los gatos blancos” (1998), “La construcción de la catedral” (Premio Tramoya Internacional for Best Play of the Year 2000 in the Spanish Language), “Trenes que van al mar” (2001), “Enemigo” (2005), “Sin novedad” (2006), “Mercado libre” (Premio Esperpento 2008), “¿Por qué no dan sirope las acacias?” (2010) “Trayectoria de la bala” (Premio Internacional de Dramaturgia Cultura Frontal, Buenos Aires 2010), “Kafka enamorado” (2013), “El cielo de Madrid” (2014) and “Lentejas” (Premio Barahona de Soto 2014). His work has been translated into French, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, Rumanian, Bulgarian, Greek and Galician.
As well as directing his own texts, he has produced or co-produced almost fifty works by contemporary Spanish and foreign authors in the Centro Dramático Nacional, the Teatro Español, the Teatro Real, the Círculo de Bellas Artes, the Centro Cultural de la Villa, the Ateneo and several private and alternative theatre venues in Madrid.
He has taught dramatic writing at the Escuela de Letras, in the Centro Nacional de Nuevas Tendencias Escénicas, at R.E.S.A.D., the Fundación Autor, ISADACC in Rabat (Morocco) amongst others. He was a teacher of interpretation at the University of Montreal (Canada) and the Institute of European Studies in Madrid.
He has given courses on the Golden Age Theatre, Elizabethan Theatre and Stage Direction at the University of Kent at Canterbury and held seminars on theatre translation at the European Centre for Literary Translation in Brussels and at the University of Strasbourg (France).
General Secretary (1992-95) and Vice-President (1995-98) of the Association of Theatre Authors of Spain, he has written studies on metatheatrical language and alternative theatre and numerous articles in specialised magazines.