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XVI Obrador d’estiu
July 2021

L’Obrador d’estiu (the Summer Workshop) is one of the most important events in the Sala Beckett’s artistic and training offering.

Dramawalker Poblenou Tour
Guided tour with Catalan playwrights of different places in Poblenou
From 14/07/2021 to 28/07/2021
Before the walk, on 14 July, there will be a public presentation of the project in Parc Central del Poblenou (6 p.m.). Dramawalker is a project designed to create geolocalised sound fictions, as a living memory of cities, promoted by the Centro Dramático Nacional in collaboration with the Sala Beckett,[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

14th, 21st and 28th July at 7 p. m.

 

Space
Several spaces in Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

14th, 21st and 28th July at 7 p. m.

 

Space
Several spaces in Poblenou
El batec del barri
Author: Roc Esquius ,
From 14/07/2021 to 28/07/2021
More information in Catalan / Spanish
Coloms
From 14/07/2021 to 28/07/2021
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La resistència
From 14/07/2021 to 21/07/2021
More information in Catalan / Spanish
La Víbria del Poblenou
Author: Oriol Puig ,
From 14/07/2021 to 28/07/2021
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Staged reading XVI Obrador d'estiu
Nuestra relación con la locura
by Salvador S. Sánchez
Directed by: Salvador S. Sánchez ,
22/07/2021
Taking into consideration the complicated situation being experienced by playwriting in our country, this season the Sala Beckett has awarded various grants for playwriting. We are now presenting the result of four of these grants within the context of the Obrador d’estiu in staged reading format. Introduction Almost thirteen years[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Staged reading XVI Obrador d'estiu
Héroes en diciembre
by Eva Mir
Author: Eva Mir ,
Directed by: Anna Serrano ,
23/07/2021
Within the context of the Obrador d’estiu, we are offering three examples of new Spanish playwriting. Three texts authored by playwrights that have seen success in Madrid and everywhere else that they have premiered, but that until now could not be seen in Catalonia. Synopsis Simon Critchley says in Notes[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Staged reading XVI Obrador d'estiu
Una vida americana
by Lucía Carballal
Directed by: Marilia Samper ,
26/07/2021
Within the context of the Obrador d’estiu, we are offering three examples of new Spanish playwriting. Three texts authored by playwrights that have seen success in Madrid and everywhere else that they have premiered, but that until now could not be seen in Catalonia. Synopsis Campsite on the outskirts of[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Staged reading XVI Obrador d'estiu
El mal de la piedra
de Blanca Doménech
Directed by: Montse Rodríguez ,
27/07/2021
Within the context of the Obrador d’estiu, we are offering three examples of new Spanish playwriting. Three texts authored by playwrights that have seen success in Madrid and everywhere else that they have premiered, but that until now could not be seen in Catalonia. Synopsis El mal de la piedra[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7 p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7 p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Staged reading XVI Obrador d'estiu
Derecho a pataleta
by Berta Prieto and Lola Rosales
29/07/2021
Taking into consideration the complicated situation being experienced by playwriting in our country, this season the Sala Beckett has awarded various grants for playwriting. We are now presenting the result of four of these grants within the context of the Obrador d’estiu in staged reading format. Synopsis Summer 2020. Lola[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Decalogue for a Scenic Truth
Acting workshop for professional actresses and actors
Teacher: Àlex Rigola ,
From 19/07/2021 to 24/07/2021
This course will be taught in person. If ultimately it is not possible to hold the course at the Sala Beckett, it will be cancelled. Workshop aimed at actresses and actors interested in training, research and perfecting of a scenic truth in text-based theatre. Through scenes from contemporary plays, we[...]
Price
408€
With lunch 453€
Time
Monday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m. and from 3.30p.m. to 5.30p.m. (Saturday, morning only)
More information
Price
408€
With lunch 453€
Time
Monday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m. and from 3.30p.m. to 5.30p.m. (Saturday, morning only)
Listening as a tool for performing arts training
Performing arts investigation workshop for actors and everyone interested in performance.
Teacher: Pablo Messiez ,
From 26/07/2021 to 30/07/2021
This course will be taught in person. Should it ultimately not be possible to hold it at the Sala Beckett, it will be cancelled. In “representation” only two of the fourteen letters allude to the act of repeating. The other twelve refer to the action of presenting. However,“the terrible habit[...]
Price
280€
Time
Monday to Friday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.
More information
Price
280€
Time
Monday to Friday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.
Putting theory into practice: from the idea to the stage
Performing arts creation workshop aimed at stage creators, dancers, playwrights, actresses or people interested in non-textual contemporary dramaturgy
From 28/07/2021 to 30/07/2021
This course will be taught in person. If ultimately it is not possible to hold it at the Sala Beckett, it will be cancelled. Over the course of three days I would like to investigate how an abstract idea is developed with the aim of it appearing on stage and[...]
Price
180€
With lunch 225€
Time
Wednesday to Friday from 11a.m. to 2p.m. and from 3p.m. to 5p.m.
More information
Price
180€
With lunch 225€
Time
Wednesday to Friday from 11a.m. to 2p.m. and from 3p.m. to 5p.m.
Staged reading XVI Obrador d'estiu
Artificial intelligence
New Short Plays
From 05/07/2021 to 07/07/2021
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 Ella Hickson, who has proposed to work on the subject Artificial intelligence. From this topic, authors have written short plays[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Staged reading XVI Obrador d'estiu
Els ossos de l’irlandès
by Víctor Borràs
Directed by: Xavi Ricart ,
08/07/2021
Taking into consideration the complicated situation being experienced by playwriting in our country, this season the Sala Beckett has awarded various grants for playwriting. We are now presenting the result of four of these grants within the context of the Obrador d’estiu in staged reading format. Synopsis Llorenç has asked[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Contemporary Spanish playwriting: a snapshot
With the participation of playwrights Lucía Carballal, Blanca Doménech and Eva Mir
12/07/2021
In this Obrador d’estiu, the Sala Beckett is presenting the staged reading of three important plays from new Spanish playwriting: Una vida americana by Lucía Carballal, El mal de la piedra by Blanca Doménech and Héroes en diciembre by Eva Mir. We will be taking advantage of this opportunity to[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6 p.m.

Space
Online discussion
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6 p.m.

Space
Online discussion
Presentation of Dramawalker Poblenou
With the authors and coordinators of the project
14/07/2021
Before the first walk, on 14 July, there will be a public presentation of the project in Parc Central del Poblenou (6 p.m.), with the authors of the stories: Roc Esquius, Sílvia Navarro, Oriol Puig and Mercè Sarrias. There will be also Fernando Sánchez Cabezudo, artistic coordinator of Centro Dramático Nacional;[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6 p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6 p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Staged reading XVI Obrador d'estiu
Típica autòmat
by Roger Torns
Author: Roger Torns ,
Directed by: Roger Torns ,
15/07/2021
Taking into consideration the complicated situation being experienced by playwriting in our country, this season the Sala Beckett has awarded various grants for playwriting. We are now presenting the result of four of these grants within the context of the Obrador d’estiu in staged reading format. Synopsis Andrea has fled[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Speakers’ Corner at the XVI Obrador d’estiu
People always write better out loud!
16/07/2021
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 p.m.

Space
El Menjador de la Beckett
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6 p.m.

Space
El Menjador de la Beckett
Artificial intelligence and playwriting
Advanced seminar on playwriting
Coordinated by Simon Longman
From 04/07/2021 to 10/07/2021
The participants in this seminar are authors recommended by collaborating institutions. Artificial Intelligence and playwriting: in a world where we are starting to create machines whose intelligence may surpass our own, we are forced to ask questions about our place in the world. How will this new era effect the people[...]
Time

From 10a.m to 2p.m. and from 3.30p.m. to 5.30p.m.

Time

From 10a.m to 2p.m. and from 3.30p.m. to 5.30p.m.

Generation / Selection / Articulation
Advanced playwriting workshop
Teacher: Simon Stephens ,
From 05/07/2021 to 10/07/2021
This course will be taught in person. If ultimately it is not possible to hold it at the Sala Beckett, it will be held online. As the world steps blinking out of its lockdown, I think it will be the storytellers whose work will define the future of our bruised[...]
Price
288€
Time
Monday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.
More information
Price
288€
Time
Monday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.
Theatrical Intelligence
Stage creation workshop aimed at artists, dramaturges, directors, set designers and concept artists rather than actors
From 05/07/2021 to 09/07/2021
This course will be taught in person. If ultimately it is not possible to hold it at the Sala Beckett, it will be cancelled. Can theatre be an open world like certain VR games? How do we script decision-trees? How can performances react to the digital challenge? Artificial intelligence often[...]
Price
300€
With lunch 345€
Time
Monday to Friday from 10a.m. to 1p.m. and from 2.30p.m. to 5.30p.m.
More information
Price
300€
With lunch 345€
Time
Monday to Friday from 10a.m. to 1p.m. and from 2.30p.m. to 5.30p.m.
Putting an end to theatre
Playwriting workshop aimed at authors, actors, performing artists, directors, visual artists and dancers, without pre-requisites
From 05/07/2021 to 08/07/2021
In France, theatres have been closed for almost a year. And I must confess that I haven’t missed the shows. That I haven’t missed the theatre. Many artists repeat until they are hoarse that theatre is essential. It doesn’t seem that way to me. I have always viewed theatre as[...]
Price
160€
Time
Monday to Thursday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.
More information
Price
160€
Time
Monday to Thursday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.
What are the real rules? (From the dramatic form to the open form) with Victoria Szpunberg
Course for beginners in playwriting
From 12/07/2021 to 17/07/2021
This workshop will take place at Sala Beckett. In the event that it is not possible to do it at the theatre, it will be done online. The author of Amor mundi or The Speaking Machine proposes a playwriting workshop for beginners in which theory and practice will combine to[...]
Price
240€
Time
Monday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.
More information
Price
240€
Time
Monday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.
Taboo Workshop
Advanced playwriting workshop
Teacher: Paco Bezerra ,
From 12/07/2021 to 17/07/2021
This course will be taught in person. If ultimately it is not possible to hold it at the Sala Beckett, it will be held online. If I had felt the need to fight (tooth and nail) to defend an idea , make my opinion (on some matter) known, or undertake[...]
Price
240€
Time
Monday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.
More information
Price
240€
Time
Monday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.
What we see and what we know (A practical workshop on performing arts creation)
A workshop aimed at actors, playwrights, directors, dancers and choreographers interested in contemporary performing arts creation
From 12/07/2021 to 17/07/2021
This course will be taught in person. Should it ultimately not be possible to hold the course at the Sala Beckett, it will be cancelled. This shot is taken from the film Happiness by Todd Solondz. What we see is a scene from a dinner between a son and his[...]
Price
240€
Time
Monday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.
More information
Price
240€
Time
Monday to Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m.
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