XIX Obrador d’estiu
July 2024

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

Memory, Nostalgia and Theatre
Advanced seminar on playwriting with Simon Longman
From 07/07/2024 to 13/07/2024
The participants in this seminar are authors recommended by collaborating institutions. "Memory believes before knowing remembers." William Faulkner, Light in August   Where are we, now, in time? We're in the present. The little seconds. Those little seconds that hold a little thought and then gone. Where do they go?[...]
Price
Activity closed to the public
Time

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(Saturdays, only morning)

Price
Activity closed to the public
Time

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(Saturdays, only morning)

What are the real rules? (From the dramatic form to the open form)
Course for beginners in playwriting in which theory and practice will combine to question rules and conventions
From 08/07/2024 to 12/07/2024
A tour through the basic concepts of dramatic writing accompanied by practical writing exercises, with special emphasis on the dialogue between the rules proposed by dramatic convention and the personal perspective of each participant. Theatre as a space for developing the imagination and the limits of language and of performance.[...]
Price
295 € (price with lunch)
250 € (price without lunch)
Time
From Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm
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Price
295 € (price with lunch)
250 € (price without lunch)
Time
From Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm
State of writing, state of performance
Workshop for playwrights and actors and actresses
From 08/07/2024 to 13/07/2024
The author of the play which was turned into the successful Oscar-nominee film Monsieur Lazhar is coming at Sala Beckett to teach a workshop on writing and on how words come to life. The mystery of writing, despite the multiple analyses, methods and theories deployed on the subject, will remain[...]
Price
390 € (lunch included)
Time
From Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm (Saturday, morning only)
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Price
390 € (lunch included)
Time
From Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm (Saturday, morning only)
Inventing, dreaming, remembering
Playwriting workshop
Teacher: Pablo Remón ,
From 08/07/2024 to 13/07/2024
"Inventing was remembering forward. Dreaming was remembering upward or downward. Remembering was inventing backward." Rodrigo Fresán, La parte recordada. The playwright is the first to dream or give birth to the play. In this state halfway between the dream and wakefulness he invents (or dreams or remembers) images and sounds,[...]
Price
390 € (lunch included)
Time
From Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm (Saturday, morning only)
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Price
390 € (lunch included)
Time
From Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm (Saturday, morning only)
Adaptation through interdisciplinarity: working at the intersection of theatre, film and performance art
A creative workshop for actors, directors and solo performance and theatre makers
From 11/07/2024 to 13/07/2024
The Australian creators of The Second Woman, one of the most outstanding shows of this GREC, arrive at Sala Beckett to teach a workshop on how to transform literary and theatrical texts through performance art or film techniques. Our collaborative practice works at the intersection of film, theatre and performance[...]
Price
275 € (lunch included)
Pack with discount:
Alberto Cortés + Anna Breckon & Nat Randall = 480 €
Time
From Thursday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm (Saturday, morning only)
More information
Price
275 € (lunch included)
Pack with discount:
Alberto Cortés + Anna Breckon & Nat Randall = 480 €
Time
From Thursday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm (Saturday, morning only)
Performing self-written texts
Acting workshop for performers and stage creators
Teacher: Falk Richter ,
From 11/07/2024 to 13/07/2024
This workshop will explore performing self-written autofictional texts. How to write and perform short monologues that start from a very personal and intimate point of view and from personal story telling? What does autofictional writing actually mean? How can you perform personal texts that reach out to an audience and[...]
Price
275 € (lunch included)
Pack with discount:
Alberto Cortés + Falk Richter = 480 €
Time
Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm (Saturday, morning only)
More information
Price
275 € (lunch included)
Pack with discount:
Alberto Cortés + Falk Richter = 480 €
Time
Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm (Saturday, morning only)
The brutality of facts
Stage research workshop aimed at actresses, actors, directors, dancers, singers, instrumentalists and anyone interested in stage composition.
Teacher: Pablo Messiez ,
From 15/07/2024 to 19/07/2024
I want a very ordered image, but I want it to come about by chance. Francis Bacon The idea for these five meetings is to work on the key materials of the stage event (space and gaze) in order to compose a scene. Although there will be training exercises, the focus this time will be[...]
Price
435 €
Time
From Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm (Open presentation: Friday 19 at 2 pm)
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Price
435 €
Time
From Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm (Open presentation: Friday 19 at 2 pm)
Discussion/Chat XIX Obrador d'estiu
A coffee with…
From 08/07/2024 to 12/07/2024
Every day after lunch, we propose an informal meeting at the patio with some of the participants of the Obrador d’estiu. Monday 8: Pablo Remón Tuesday 9: Evelyne de la Chenelière Wednesday 10: Alberto Cortés Thursday 11: Falk Richter and Simon Longman Friday 12: Anna Breckon and Nat Randall
Price
Free entry
Time

At 3:15 h

Space
Pati
Price
Free entry
Time

At 3:15 h

Space
Pati
Staged reading XIX Obrador d'estiu
Memory, Nostalgia and Theatre
New Short Plays
From 10/07/2024 to 12/07/2024
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, this playwright is Simon Longman, who has proposed to work on the subject Memory, Nostalgia and Theatre. Out of this topic, authors have written short plays that,[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6:15 pm

Space
Aula 1
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6:15 pm

Space
Aula 1
Sala Beckett’s XIX Obrador d’estiu clausure party
13/07/2024
L’Obrador d’estiu is one of the most important events in Sala Beckett’s artistic and training offer. That is why we want to celebrate the ending of its 19th Edition with a festive proposal: a night of music with a selection of DJs close to Sala Beckett and the theatre sector.[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 11 pm

Space
Sala VOL
Price
Free entry
Time

At 11 pm

Space
Sala VOL
Staged reading XIX Obrador d'estiu
Ens hem quedat amb la vida destrossada
by Yilong Liu
Author: Yilong Liu ,
Translated by: Albert Arribas ,
Directed by: Israel Solà ,
16/07/2024
Five strangers gather at the tail end of Brooklyn, chasing the dream of running the New York City Marathon. Except that they aren't really strangers, and this isn't really their dream. They are a group of organ transplant recipients determined to honor their donor's dying wish—but each of them is[...]
Time

At 7 pm

Space
Sala de dalt
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Time

At 7 pm

Space
Sala de dalt
Malamort
by Daniela Feixas
From 26/06/2024 to 28/07/2024
Once again, the resident author of the season premieres her project for the Beckett as part of the GREC Festival in Barcelona. This year, Daniela Feixas offers us a thriller that takes us to a high mountain village where a rural agent has just arrived who will have to solve[...]
Price
From 11 € to 22 €
Time

From Tuesday to Saturday, 8 pm
Sunday, 6:30 pm

Space
Sala de baix
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Price
From 11 € to 22 €
Time

From Tuesday to Saturday, 8 pm
Sunday, 6:30 pm

Space
Sala de baix
Villa
by Guillermo Calderón
From 19/07/2024 to 21/07/2024
Today's Chile takes the stage in a performance in which three women have a debate on the conflicts generated today by the physical remains of the military dictatorship and the neoliberal legacy imposed by Pinochet’s constitution. Synopsis Three women debate different alternatives for remodelling Villa Grimaldi, the main torture and[...]
Price
From 11 € to 22 €
Time

Friday and Saturday, 8:30 pm
Sunday, 7 pm

Space
Sala de dalt
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Price
From 11 € to 22 €
Time

Friday and Saturday, 8:30 pm
Sunday, 7 pm

Space
Sala de dalt
You told me an I love you in a clearing in the forest
Stage creation workshop
From 08/07/2024 to 10/07/2024
A call to all spirits of desire, angels, vampires, and ghosts. I propose sharing a time about viewing, presence, mediumship, and stage transformism that passes through the landscapes that I have been traveling through lately on stage and that sets foot in the new fields that are to come. The[...]
Price
285 € (lunch included)
Packs with discount:
Alberto Cortés + Falk Richter = 480 €
Alberto Cortés + Anna Breckon & Nat Randall = 480 €
Time
From Monday to Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm
More information
Price
285 € (lunch included)
Packs with discount:
Alberto Cortés + Falk Richter = 480 €
Alberto Cortés + Anna Breckon & Nat Randall = 480 €
Time
From Monday to Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm
Presentation of the book “10 anys de teatre a Mallorca (2013-2023). De ‘Jardí desolat’ a ‘Reis del món’”
08/07/2024
To mark the occasion of the publication of the book by J. A. Mendiola 10 anys de teatre a Mallorca (2013-2023). De “Jardí desolat” a “Reis del món” (10 years of theatre in Mallorca, from “Desolate Garden” to “Kings of the World”) by Lleonard Muntaner Editor, Josep Ramon Cerdà, playwright[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6:15 pm

Space
El Menjador de la Beckett
Price
Free entry
Time

At 6:15 pm

Space
El Menjador de la Beckett
Staged reading XIX Obrador d'estiu
Oficina de Vida Independent
by Núria Vizcarro
Translated by: Cristina Cordero ,
Directed by: Carol López ,
08/07/2024
Synopsis The Independent Living Office advises and accompanies people with functional diversity in their development as autonomous and independent agents in their personal, social, educational and working life alike. Amanda enters the Office in search of information, because her mother has suffered an accident and has to live the rest[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7 pm

Space
Parc del Centre de Poblenou

This reading is accessible with catalan sign language

Price
Free entry
Time

At 7 pm

Space
Parc del Centre de Poblenou

This reading is accessible with catalan sign language

Staged reading XIX Obrador d'estiu
Staged readings at Parc del Centre de Poblenou
Plays by Cesc Colomina, Ferran Joanmiquel, Mireia Sort and Núria Vizcarro
From 08/07/2024 to11/07/2024
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. 8/07: Oficina de Vida Independent by Núria Vizcarro 9/07: No t’enamoris de mi by Cesc Colomina[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

Monday and Tuesday, 7 pm

Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 pm

Space
Parc del Centre de Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

Monday and Tuesday, 7 pm

Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 pm

Space
Parc del Centre de Poblenou
Habla de mí en presente
Inaugural concert for the 19th Obrador d'estiu
08/07/2024
After selling out at the Sala Apolo, Habla de mí en presente arrive at the Sala Beckett to offer the most intimate and theatrical concert of the tour for the presentation of their new album De todo se sale. With an indie aesthetic, this boy band made up of artists of Catalan,[...]
Price
14€ | Personatges de la Beckett 12€
Time

At 9 pm

Space
Sala de dalt
Price
14€ | Personatges de la Beckett 12€
Time

At 9 pm

Space
Sala de dalt
Staged reading XIX Obrador d'estiu
No t’enamoris de mi
by Cesc Colomina
Author: Cesc Colomina ,
09/07/2024
Synopsis Charlie, after leaving work, arrives home and prepares dinner while telling Dani how the day has gone: work, the neighbourhood dinner, the unexpected sex, the worried friends, the unanswered calls... Glass of wine in hand, they talk every evening in this increasingly undefined space, while we discover the reason[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7 pm

Space
Parc del Centre de Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7 pm

Space
Parc del Centre de Poblenou
Staged reading XIX Obrador d'estiu
L’equació
by Mireia Sort
Author: Mireia Sort ,
Directed by: Marilia Samper ,
10/07/2024
Synopsis Cristina and Dani have been together for more than 20 years, they have two almost teenage daughters, two good jobs, a house and an excellent social life. They have everything the system expects of them and what they themselves had imagined when they started their life project together. Tonight,[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7:30 pm

Space
Parc del Centre del Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7:30 pm

Space
Parc del Centre del Poblenou
Odissea Beckett
Live playwriting competition
With Sergi Belbel, Marta Buchaca, Cristina Clemente and Jordi Galceran
10/07/2024
Who is brave enough to write theatre live, without any advance idea of what is going to happen? Come to the Sala Beckett and experience the energy of the Odissea Beckett, a live playwriting competition for playwrights created by Marcos Xalabarder, director of the Escriptura en Viu Association. Join in[...]
Price
12€ | Personatges de la Beckett 10€
Time

At 8:30 pm

Space
Sala de dalt
Price
12€ | Personatges de la Beckett 10€
Time

At 8:30 pm

Space
Sala de dalt
Staged reading XIX Obrador d'estiu
La desconeguda
de Ferran Joanmiquel
Directed by: Ferran Utzet ,
11/07/2024
Synopsis Electronic music echoes all around the valley. Nobody in the village can sleep because of a rave. Two colleagues who live in the village return from the party, in the early hours. The first gets lost and ends up discovering a marihuana plantation in the middle of a forest.[...]
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7:30 pm

Space
Parc del Centre de Poblenou
Price
Free entry
Time

At 7:30 pm

Space
Parc del Centre de Poblenou