Jordi Casanovas

(Vilafranca del Penedès, 1978)

Playwright and theatre director. Founding director of the company FlyHard, from 2005 to 2013. Founder and artistic director of the SALAFlyHard from the 2010/2011 season until 2013. Teacher of playwriting at the Institut del Teatre, Eolia and l’Escac.

He has written around thirty texts for theatre, prominently including Ruz-Bárcenas (Teatro del Barrio, 2014),Una història catalana(TNC, 2011 and 2013), Pàtria (Teatre Lliure, 2012), Un home amb ulleres de pasta(SALAFlyHard, 2010), Sopar amb batalla(Versus Teatre, 2010), La Revolució (La Villarroel, 2009), Lena Woyzeck (Temporada Alta, 2008), La Ruïna(La Villarroel, 2008), City/Simcity (Sala Beckett/Club Capitol, 2007) and Wolfenstein (AREAtangent/Versus Teatre, 2006).

He was awarded the Ciutat de València Prize for Estralls, the Ciutat d’Alcoi Prize 2005 for Beckenbauer, the Marqués de Bradomín Prize 2005 for Andorra and the Josep Robrenyo 2002 for Les millors ocasions. The trilogy made up of Wolfenstein,Tetris and City/Simcitywas awarded the Barcelona Critics Prize for the best new talent of the 2006-07 season, the Serra d’Or Critics Prize for the best theatrical text of 2006 and nominations for the Butaca and the Max Prizes. Butaca Prize for the best theatrical text of 2009 for La Revolució. Time Out Prize for the best play of 2011 for Un home amb ulleres de pasta. Butaca Prize for the best theatre text of 2011 for Una història catalana. Ciutat de Barcelona Theatre Prize 2012 for Pàtria.