Guillem Clua

(Barcelona, 1973)

He holds a degree in Journalism from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and commenced his theatre training at the London Guildhall University (London) in 1994 and at the Sala Beckett in Barcelona. His first text, Invisibles, was awarded the prestigious Ciutat d’Alcoi Prize for Theatre in 2002, the year in which he produced the stage adaptation of Mort a Venècia by Thomas Mann. His play Skin in Flames won him the Ciutat d’Alcoi Prize for the second time as well as the Critics Prize of Barcelona for the best text in 2005. Since then this play has been performed in over 15 countries, including at the Centro Dramático Nacional de Madrid (2012). Clua has written, among others, Taste of Ashes (2006), Marburg (2010), Promised Land (2011), Invasió (2012), Smiley (2012), La revolució no serà tuitejada (2013), adaptations of classics such as the Ilíada (2016) and La Revoltosa (2017), and the musicals Killer (2011), Ha pasado un ángel (2013) and 73 raons per deixar-te (2015). He has also contributed texts or collaborated on the dramaturgy for theatre-dance shows such as Cenizas (2014) and En el desierto (2015). Some of these works featured him as stage director.

Clua also has extensive experience as a screenwriter for television series, such as La Riera and El cor de la ciutat (TV3), among others.

Translations of his plays into other languages are available at

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