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XIV Obrador d'estiu

From 7th to 24th of July 2019
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If this is the end of Europe, what are we going to do about it?
Advanced seminar on playwriting
From 07/07/2019 to 10/07/2019
Ten years ago, I ran my first International Workshop at Sala Beckett’s Obrador d’estiu. I have been back every year for the past decade. Each year I choose a question to focus my work around. Ten years ago the question asked if the playwrights were facing “The End of Europe.”[...]

Guest playwrights:

 

Lucía Carballal (Spain)
Clàudia Cedó (Catalonia)
Ella Hickson (England)
Wolfram Lotz (Germany)
Anna Wakulik (Poland)
Clémence Weill (France)
Jibbe Willems (Netherlands)

Guest playwrights:

 

Lucía Carballal (Spain)
Clàudia Cedó (Catalonia)
Ella Hickson (England)
Wolfram Lotz (Germany)
Anna Wakulik (Poland)
Clémence Weill (France)
Jibbe Willems (Netherlands)

The End: Drama in the Face of Death
From 07/07/2019 to 13/07/2019
Are all plays about death? Whether we’re aware of it or not? For as long as art has existed, it has battled with our mortality. Trumping every conceivable difference we may have or believe to have with each other, the fact that all of us have a limited time on[...]
Time

From 10 am to 2 pm and from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Time

From 10 am to 2 pm and from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Staged reading XIV Obrador d'estiu
7 in One Blow! A choice by Simon Stephens
Staged readings and talks with seven of the European authors who have taken part in the Obrador d’estiu the last 10 years
Directed by: Marilia Samper ,
08/07/2019
For the last thirteen years the Sala Beckett has organised, within the framework of its Obrador d’estiu, an international meeting-workshop of emerging playwrights from around the world. Recommended by theatres, centres for creation, institutes of culture and festivals in their respective countries of origin, they come to Barcelona to take[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7:30h p.m.

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Sala de dalt
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Free entry
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At 7:30h p.m.

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Sala de dalt
Staged reading XIV Obrador d'estiu
The End: Drama in the Face of Death
New Short Plays
Directed by: Iván Morales ,
From 08/07/2019 to 10/07/2019
Every year we invite a group of young writers from different countries to work during l’Obrador d’estiu with an experienced playwright. This year, for the first time this playwright is Alistair McDowall, who has proposed to work on the subject The End: Drama in the Face of Death. From this[...]
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Free entry
Time

At 6 pm

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Sala de baix
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Free entry
Time

At 6 pm

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Sala de baix
Semi-staged show XIV Obrador d'estiu
paradís inundar
simfonia extraviada
by Thomas Köck
Author: Thomas Köck ,
Translated by: Albert Tola ,
From 09/07/2019 to 10/07/2019
Like bodies of water, the words and images that Thomas Köck creates in the first part of his Climate Trilogy close in upon us. Are they floods from paradise rolling up here as a curse, revenge or a blessing for the earth? Or is it earthly paradise itself that is[...]
Price
5€ | Personatges de la Beckett: 3€
Time

At 7 pm

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Sala d'assaig
Price
5€ | Personatges de la Beckett: 3€
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At 7 pm

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Sala d'assaig
Speakers’ Corner at the Obrador d’estiu
People always write better out loud!
12/07/2019
Like a Barcelona version of Hyde Park, this year’s Obrador d’estiu includes once more its own Speakers’ Corner, for anyone who wants to make their texts or dramatic scenes public and share them with the other participants. In an informal atmosphere, without any pressure of the “what will people say?” kind,[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6 pm

Space
El menjador de la Beckett
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6 pm

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El menjador de la Beckett
Staged reading XIV Obrador d'estiu
Contemporary Turkish Plays
'La finestra' by Ayşe Bayramoğlu and 'El dia de la rebel·lió dels gossos' by Ceren Ercan
Translated by: Nihal Mumcu and Sònia Sánchez and
Directed by: Carlota Subirós ,
15/07/2019
La finestra by Ayşe Bayramoğlu La finestra [Windows] is a dark story about the denied and betrayed innocence of two teenagers, Esme and Huso, who live in a very small village where everyone knows each other. During the play they will take shelter in each other and begin telling fairy[...]
Price
3€ | Personatges de la Beckett: free entrance
Time

At 7 pm

Space
Sala de baix
Price
3€ | Personatges de la Beckett: free entrance
Time

At 7 pm

Space
Sala de baix
Semi-staged show XIV Obrador d'estiu
Avinguda Nacional
by Jaroslav Rudiš
Translated by: Naila Rami ,
Directed by: Martí Torras ,
From 16/07/2019 to 17/07/2019
He calls himself Vandam. As Jean-Claude van Damme. He’s a hero. A warrior. Continental. He knows all about the battles. In both personal and historical sense. He has an opinion about everything. Politics. Women. The world. In the curial year of 1989, he stood in Prague on the National Avenue,[...]
Price
5€ | Personatges de la Beckett: 3€
Time

At 7 pm

Space
Sala d'assaig
Price
5€ | Personatges de la Beckett: 3€
Time

At 7 pm

Space
Sala d'assaig
Semi-staged show XIV Obrador d'estiu
No em penedeixo de res
by Csaba Székely
Translated by: Antònia Escandell Tur ,
Directed by: Montse Rodríguez ,
From 23/07/2019 to 24/07/2019
Dominic is an elderly pensioner, living alone in a small flat. None of his neighbours know who he really is: during Ceausescu’s dictatorship, he used to be one of the Romanian secret service’s high-ranking officers, a cold-blooded torturer. Dominic has no remorse, since he considers those deeds patriotic acts. He[...]
Price
5€ | Personatges de la Beckett: 3€
Time

At 7 p.m.

Space
Sala d'assaig
Price
5€ | Personatges de la Beckett: 3€
Time

At 7 p.m.

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Sala d'assaig
How can theatrical form react to / represent a globalised world – and should it?
Advanced Seminar on Playwriting
Teacher: Ella Hickson ,
From 11/07/2019 to 13/07/2019
The author of The Writer, considered one of the best British plays of the last season, proposes the exploration of whether new theatrical forms are necessary or something solid exists in the Greek dramatic principles that have survived since the times of Aristotle. Aristotelian principles suggest that unity of time,[...]
Price
200€
Time
Thursday to Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm and 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm (Saturday, only morning)
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Price
200€
Time
Thursday to Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm and 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm (Saturday, only morning)
Dramatic Hypotheses
Advanced playwriting course
Teacher: Enzo Cormann ,
From 15/07/2019 to 20/07/2019
One of the most important French playwrights of all time proposes a workshop of discussion and debate around the ideas or projects that its participants are writing. Deep down, the main idea of this workshop is very simple: dramatic writing is a solitary practice, however much it is addressed at[...]
Price
300€
Time
From Monday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (Saturday, morning only)
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Price
300€
Time
From Monday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (Saturday, morning only)
The latent inferno
Advanced seminar on playwriting
From 18/07/2019 to 20/07/2019
Cuban playwright González Melo, the winner of some of the most important awards on the Cuban and Spanish theatre scene, proposes an eminently practical course where he will consider how to construct what we cannot see in a play for theatre but that is indispensable for the plot. If dramatic[...]
Price
200€
Time
From Thursday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm (Saturday, only morning)
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Price
200€
Time
From Thursday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm (Saturday, only morning)
The myth of precision
Playwriting workshop for performers, directors and playwrights
From 08/07/2019 to 13/07/2019
The prestigious Argentinean playwright, director and actor, the author of texts such as Todo and Lúcido and the star of films such as El hombre de al lado, will teach a course for actors, directors and playwrights. We artists seek accuracy and precision as much as the physicist or the[...]
Price
420€
Time
From Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm and 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm (Saturday, morning only)
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Price
420€
Time
From Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm and 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm (Saturday, morning only)
Approach to life. Scenes from Chekhov
Acting workshop for professional actresses and actors
Teacher: Àlex Rigola ,
From 15/07/2019 to 20/07/2019
One of the most international of Catalan theatre directors proposes a workshop for professional actors interested in the training, research and perfecting of a stage truth based on Chekhov’s The Seagull. Workshop aimed at actresses and actors interested in training, research and perfecting of a scenic truth in text-based theatre.[...]
Price
420€
Time
From Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm and from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm (Saturday, morning only)
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Price
420€
Time
From Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm and from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm (Saturday, morning only)
Dramatizing
Performance creation workshop for performers and playwrights with a minimum training in acting
From 15/07/2019 to 20/07/2019
The author and director of Cançó per tornar a casa, the new show by T de Teatre that can be seen during the Grec Festival at the Sala Beckett, proposes a workshop of stage creation that will explore work procedures geared towards the creation and development of theatrical scenes. This[...]
Price
300€
Time
Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm (Saturday, morning only)
More information
Price
300€
Time
Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm (Saturday, morning only)
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