Pablo Messiez

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1974

Pablo Messiez made his debut in 2007 as dramaturg and director of Antes, a very free version of The Member of the Wedding, by Carson McCullers. At that time, Messiez already had over 20 years of experience on the stages as an actor, taking part in, among others, the show Un hombre que se ahoga by Daniel Veronese (a version of Anton Chekhov’s play Three Sisters).

In 2010 he premiered Muda (a play he authored which ran for two seasons at the Teatro Pradillo in Madrid). The Teatro Fernán Gómez selected him to inaugurate its new Sala Dos and he produced Ahora in January 2011. On that same day, he premiered Los ojos, a new work which he authored. In 2012, at the Festival de Otoño en Primavera, he premiered Las criadas, an adaptation of the classic The Maids by Jean Genet, and he also took to the stage Las plantas for the first edition of Fringe Madrid.

In 2013, he premiered at the Festival de Otoño en Primavera, Las palabras. In 2014 he created, as a commission for the International Festival of Classical Theatre of Almagro, Los brillantes empeños, based on texts from Spain’s Golden Age. In 2015 he directed La piedra oscura by Alberto Conejero (for which he received the Max Prize for the best director and the best show) and premiered his text Los bichos. One year later, he premiered La distancia, a stage version of the novel Distancia de rescate by Samanta Schweblin, and two of his own texts: Ningún aire de ningún sitio and Todo el tiempo del mundo.

In 2018 for the Kompanyia Lliure he wrote and directed El temps que estiguem junts, which he premiered at the Teatre Lliure (Young Critics’ Award – Jury’s Award for New Voices 2018) and was nominated for the Valle Inclán Awards for his production of He nacido para verte sonreír. That same year, he premiered at the Teatro San Martin in Buenos Aires the stage version of Cae la noche tropical by Manuel Puig.

In 2019, he was invited by the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid to direct its version of La verbena de la Paloma and that same year he wrote and directed Las Canciones. His latest production to date was Los días felices by Samuel Beckett for the Centro Dramático Nacional.

He has published Asymmetrical-Motion; Notas sobre pedagogía y movimiento (in co-authorship with Lucas Condró), Las palabras de las obras (compilation of part of his texts), El tiempo que estemos juntos, Las canciones and El texto infinito, all published by Continta Me Tienes.