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XII Obrador d’estiu de la Sala Beckett (Sala Beckett’s 12th Summer Workshop)

Playwriting in times of emergency

Playwriting courses (Enrolment open)

From the blank page to performance
With Anthony Neilson (Scotland)

Conversation, dialogue and the conversation machine
With Jean-Pierre Ryngaert (France)

From the unconscious to the page
With Yeşim Özsoy (Turkey)

The political fable
With Lola Blasco (Spain)

Each moment of everyday life is political
With Sasha Marianna Salzmann (Germany)

What are the actual rules? (From dramatic form to open form)
With Victoria Szpunberg (Catalonia)


Performance workshops (Enrolment open)

From the actor to the character
With Ramon Fontserè (Catalonia)

The value of diversity in performance
With Marco Calvani (Italy)

The word as a platform for action
With Gabriel Calderón (Uruguay)


Specialist seminar (Enrolment closed)

Workshop for a time of emergency
Coordinated by Simon Stephens (England), with up-and-coming playwrights from around the world


Dramatized readings

A time of emergency
Short works by up-and-coming playwrights from around the world.
Texts by: Emanuele Aldrovandi (Italy), Florencia Caballero (Uruguay), Emilie Génaédig (France), Asta Honkamaa (Finland), Thomas Köck (Germany), Albert Pijuan (Catalonia), María Prado (Spain), Yann Verburgh (France) and Hank Willenbrink (USA), among others.
Director: Ferran Dordal
10 to 12 July at 6 p.m.
Admission free


Speakers’ Corner at the Summer Workshop
You write better if you shout it out loud!
13 and 14 July at 6 p.m.
Admission free


SLASH or the Aporias of the Avant-garde
by Marlene Kolatschny
P14, the young theatre group of the Volksbühne, one of the most prestigious in Berlin, is taking part in the Sala Beckett Workshop with a performance directed by Julius F. Brauer and Marlene Kolatschny, who also wrote the text. P14 is a project addressed to young people aged 14 and over that invites them to create productions that will later be performed before an audience. In this group, each participant does the job they like the most: from lighting to performing.
A show by P14 – Volksbühne, Berlin
11 and 12 July, at 8 p.m.
Ticket price: 5 €


You will find detailed information about each of these activities at:

An international meeting place for contemporary playwriting, with workshops, seminars, discussions and dramatized readings.
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Alegre de Dalt, 55 bis

L4 (Joanic)


Secretari Coloma, 59; Balcells, 48; Torrent de les Flors, 102


24, 25, 31, 32, 39, 55, 74, N6


Auditorium accessible to people with reduced mobility through the door beside the main theatre entrance. Accessible seating is provided as it becomes necessary.


This activity is part of the Grec_Education
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Sala Beckett

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