XVII Obrador d’estiu
July 2022

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

Staged reading XVII Obrador d'estiu
Staged readings at Parc Central del Poblenou
From 11/07/2022 to 15/07/2022
A staged reading is a simple formula which, with the interpreters before us reading the text of the work, it gives viewers the creative freedom to imagine the scenery that they like the most. 11th, 12th and 13th July: Love, marriage and other minor issues. New short plays from the[...]
Time

From monday to wednesday, 18.30 p.m

Thursday and friday at 19 p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Time

From monday to wednesday, 18.30 p.m

Thursday and friday at 19 p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Love, marriage and other minor issues
Advanced seminar on playwriting by Ella Hickson
From 10/07/2022 to 16/07/2022
The participants in this seminar are authors recommended by collaborating institutions. Society has traditionally decided that a romantic pairing of two people is the best way to set up a home or a family. When so much else has changed, do we still think this is true? With statistics showing[...]
Time

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m
(on Saturday, only in the morning)

Time

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m
(on Saturday, only in the morning)

From Drama to Drama (Theatre as the Art of the Present)
Advanced Playwriting Workshop
From 11/07/2022 to 16/07/2022
Dimitris Dimitriadis is one of the most important voices of contemporary theatre, author of plays such as Moro com a país, which premiered at the TNC. In 2009, the Théâtre Odéon in Paris dedicated a whole season to him as a recognition. His plays have been staged by directors such[...]
Price
375€ (lunch included)
Time
From Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (on Saturday, only in the morning)
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Price
375€ (lunch included)
Time
From Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (on Saturday, only in the morning)
Theatre and Ecology
Online Workshop on Playwriting and Theatre Practice
Teacher: Katie Mitchell ,
From 18/07/2022 to 20/07/2022
Katie Mitchell is, undoubtedly, one of the most important stage directors of the moment, in the fields of both text theatre and opera. Several years ago, however, her concern regarding the climate crisis led her to take a radical decision: to stop travelling by plane. This is only the tip[...]
Price
120€
Time
from Monday to Wednesday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (GMT+2)
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Price
120€
Time
from Monday to Wednesday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (GMT+2)
This is where the damn title of the workshop should go
Course aimed at actors and actresses and everyone who may be interested in stage creation
From 11/07/2022 to 16/07/2022
We have slightly somewhat stolen the title from the artist David Fernández, who untitled one of his plays with the magnificent Aquí iría el jodido título de la obra (This is where the damn title of the play should go). Therefore, this workshop without a title is born with the[...]
Price
395€ (lunch included)
Time
From Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (on Saturday, only in the morning)
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Price
395€ (lunch included)
Time
From Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (on Saturday, only in the morning)
Following the white rabbit
Workshop aimed at actors and actresses, directors, playwrights, set, costume and light designers, and any person of any discipline interested in creative processes
Teacher: Marta Pazos ,
From 15/07/2022 to 16/07/2022
In this theoretical/practical workshop, stage creator Marta Pazos shares the systematisation of her work of interrelating disciplines with classical and contemporary dramatic literature. Launching specific proposals, the participants will generate units that will enable the observation of performing arts materials with the aim of perceiving the punctum, the point at[...]
Price
200€ (lunch included)
Time
Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Price
200€ (lunch included)
Time
Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Colouring outside the Lines: the Role of the Actor in the Role
Workshop for professional actors and actresses
From 11/07/2022 to 16/07/2022
Director Michael Attenborough and writer Neil LaBute invite actors into an immersive workshop where together we will investigate the traditional creative triangle (director-actor-writer) through a series of new short works designed to liberate creativity and help the performer understand and enhance their role in creating a character. Actors will be asked to work quickly[...]
Price
450€ (lunch included)
Time
From Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (on Saturday, only in the morning)
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Price
450€ (lunch included)
Time
From Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (on Saturday, only in the morning)
La tríada: contra el diàleg
by Marta Barceló, Llàtzer Garcia and Joan Yago
Directed by: Joan Fullana ,
11/07/2022
Synopsis When we talk about “dialogue” as the only way of solving all the problems of the world today, what are we talking about precisely? What exactly does dialogue mean? How does one hold dialogue within the context of an increasingly individualised and polarised society? Or perhaps the real problem[...]
Price
10€ | Characters Beckett 8€
Time

At 8 p.m.

Space
Sala de dalt
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Price
10€ | Characters Beckett 8€
Time

At 8 p.m.

Space
Sala de dalt
Licaó
by Dimitris Dimitriadis
Translated by: Joan Casas ,
Directed by: Albert Arribas ,
11/07/2022
Synopsis From the viewpoint of the young Lycon, an attractive pupil of Socrates chosen by the Athenian philosopher to accompany him during his final hours, playwright Dimitris Dimitriadis erects a torrential apology of the desire to offer oneself to another, capable of transforming the very roots of our ethical and[...]
Price
10€ | Characters Beckett 8€
Time

At 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Space
Aula
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Price
10€ | Characters Beckett 8€
Time

At 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Space
Aula
Staged reading XVII Obrador d'estiu
Love, marriage and other minor issues
New Short Plays
Directed by: Iván Morales ,
From 11/07/2022 to 13/07/2022
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 Love, marriage and other minor issues. From this topic, authors[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6.30pm

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6.30pm

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Staged reading XVII Obrador d'estiu
Entrevistes breus amb dones excepcionals
by Joan Yago
Author: Joan Yago ,
Directed by: Ferran Utzet ,
14/07/2022
Synopsis Glenna Pfender has blue skin because of an out-of-control addiction to chemical derivatives of silver. She believes that happiness consists of being in a place and wanting to stay there forever. Ukrainian model Natalia Yaroslavna has modified her body to the point of transforming herself into a flesh-and-blood Barbie[...]
Price
Free entry with previous reservation
Time

At 6:30p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Price
Free entry with previous reservation
Time

At 6:30p.m.

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Staged reading XVII Obrador d'estiu
La cadena del frío
by Yaiza Berrocal Guevara
Directed by: Roberto Romei ,
15/07/2022
Synopsis A mother exchanges coded messages with the manager of a brand of milk through the bar codes on the containers. A father, former militant of the PSUC, builds a Miniature Spain where his dreams as a youth are fulfilled. Lola, the daughter, writes a letter to a brand of[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6:30pm

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6:30pm

Space
Parc Central del Poblenou
Discussion/Chat XVII Obrador d'estiu
A coffee with…
From 12/07/2022 to 14/07/2022
Every day after lunch, we propose an informal meeting at the bar with some of the participants of the Obrador d'estiu and the GREC 2022 Festival de Barcelona. Tuesday 12: Neil LaBute and Julio Manrique Wednesday 13: Ella Hickson Thursday 14: Nao Albet, Marcel Borràs and Pablo Remón
Price
Free entry
Time

At 3:15p.m.

Space
El Menjador de la Beckett
Price
Free entry
Time

At 3:15p.m.

Space
El Menjador de la Beckett
Staged reading XVII Obrador d'estiu
Open Mic at the XVII Obrador d’estiu
People always write better out loud!
15/07/2022
In an informal atmosphere, without any pressure of the “what will people say?” kind, in the late afternoon of Friday, the Obrador d’estiu offers a space to all participants (teachers and students alike) where they can read texts and scenes of their own creation, short dialogues and test pieces, while[...]
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