Pablo Messiez Messiez

(Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1974)

In 2007 he made his debut as playwright and director with Antes, a very free version of Frankie i el casament (The Member of the Wedding) by American playwright Carson McCullers. At that time, however, Messiez had already been treading the boards for over 10 years. Prominent among his teachers were Ricardo Bartís, Juan Carlos Gené and Rubén Szuchmacher. He has also worked under the orders of directors such as Leonor Manso, Cristián Drut, Rubén Szuchmacher, Daniel Suárez Marsal and Emilio García Wehbi, among others.

In 2005, he took part in Un hombre que se ahoga, a version by Daniel Veronese of Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, a show that two years later could be seen at the Teatre Lliure. With Daniel Veronese he also worked on La forma que se despliega and La noche canta sus canciones by Jon Fosse, a work for which he was nominated for the Clarín Prize.

In 2010 he premiered Muda at the Sala Pradillo in Madrid and Ahora at the Teatro Fernán Gómez. One year later it was the turn of Los ojos, a telluric melodrama of which he is also the author.

In 2012, within the context of the Festival de Otoño a Primavera, he premiered Las criadas, an adaptation of the classic by Jean Genet. He also directed Las plantas for the first edition of the Fringe Madrid and formed part of the cast of Hamlet directed by Will Keen.

In 2013, he premiered, at the Festival de Otoño en primavera, Las palabras and in 2014, Los brillantes empeños, a production for the Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico in Almagro.

In 2015, he received the commission from the Centro Dramático Nacional to direct La piedra oscura by Alberto Conejero, a production that could be seen in Barcelona and for which he received the Max Prize for the best directing and the best production. That same year he premiered Los bichos at the Festival Teatro Bombón in Buenos Aires.

Also in 2015, Claudia Faci directed him in his version of A-creedores, premiered at the Sala Pradillo during the Festival de Otoño en primavera.
In 2016, he premiered La distancia, a stage version of the novel Distancia de Rescate by Samanta Schweblin, and two of his own works: Ningún aire de ningún sitio, premiered at the Centro Dramático Nacional, and Todo el tiempo del mundo, premiered at the Teatro Palacio Valdés in Avilés and the Naves del Español at the Matadero de Madrid.

Also that year he published Las palabras de las obras, a compilation of some of his texts, edited by Continta Me Tienes. In 2017 at the Teatro de la Abadía he premiered the Santiago Loza text He nacido para verte sonreír (nominated for this work for the Valle Inclán prizes) and Bodas de sangre by Federico García Lorca at the Sala María Guerrero of the Centro Dramático Nacional.

In 2018 he wrote and directed for the Kompanyia Lliure El temps que estiguem junts, premiered at the Espai Lliure. In parallel with his work as an actor, author and director, he has gradually developed his teaching activity through different courses and institutions (Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Estudio 3 in Madrid, Universidad Menéndez Pelayo in Santander, La Térmica in Málaga, Teatro del Barrio and El Pavón Teatro Kamikaze in Madrid, among others).

He has published Asymmetrical-Motion; Notas sobre pedagogía y movimiento – co-written with Lucas Condró – and Las palabras de las obras, a compilation of part of his own texts.

He currently lives and works in Madrid.

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