Laura Clos Caturla «Closca»
Maresme, 1985. Graduate in Physical Activity Sports Science from INEFC (2007) and in Scenography from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (2013), she has a master’s degree in Lighting Design from the UPC (2015). She was granted the Agata Baum de Bernis fellowship by the Goethe-Institut to work with the Stuttgart State Opera and with the scenic designer Anna Viebrock. She currently forms part of the Jury of the Sebastià Gasch FAD Awards of Paratheatrical Arts. She is also a co-founding member of the theatre company Projecte Ingenu.
Most of her work as a scenographer and lighting designer focuses on the living arts. She has designed for venues such as the Sala Gran of the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, the Espai Lliure (Teatre Lliure), Teatre Victòria and Teatre Akadèmia with directors Jordi Prat i Coll, Paco Mir, Xicu Masó, Marc Chornet, Joan Font and Mònica Bofill, among others.
Her most recent work in the theatre includes Incògnit (2019, Teatre Lliure), Els Jocs Florals de Canprosa (2018, TNC), InFaust (2018, Teatre Akadèmia), LifeSpoiler (2017, Sala Flyhard), Yerma (2017, Teatre Akadèmia) and El llibre de les bèsties (2016, Teatre Lliure). She has been nominated on two occasions for the ”best set design” in the Butaca Awards: Vaig ser Pròsper (2018) and Yerma (2017) and she has won it for Els Jocs Florals de Canprosa (2019).
Les Planes d’Hostoles, 1983. Graduate in Stage Directing and Dramaturgy from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and in Audiovisual Communication from Pompeu Fabra University, where he has also taught doctoral courses in Theory, Analysis and Film Documentation. He is co-founder of the company Ignífuga, where, as artistic director and dramaturge, he has presented six shows that have toured Europe and Spain. He has been invited by international festivals to create site-specific pieces and in 2016 his project Utopia received the Adrià Gual Award of the Institut del Teatre. His academic training and professional experience are evident in his creations, which have a marked visual nature. His productions seek to encourage political reflection and very often include the use of cameras and screenings on stage. Recently, his artistic interest has focused on the relation between the representation of the real and the fictional construction of narrative. His shows never avoid direct dialogue with the audience and always endeavour to generate a feeling of ephemeral community between the artists and the audience.
Xesca Salvà Cerdà
Llucmajor (Majorca), 1978. Graduate in Scenography from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (2014) and in Catalan Language and Literature from the University of the Balearic Islands (2000). She has worked as a scenographer in the design of space, costumes and lighting since 2010 in many theatre, dance and circus projects with companies such as Leandre, La Ruta 40, Lali Ayguadé and Manu Rodríguez and in several productions of the Teatre Principal de Palma and the Teatre Lliure.
Currently she combines her work as scenographer with the creation of her own performing creations, such as Cases (2017, Festival TNT; 2019, Festival Grec), a multiple piece on intimacy, play and memory that revolves around objects, sound, interactivity and documentary.
She has been resident artist in the Festival IF Barcelona (2016-17), Hangar.org and the Schaubude in Berlin with the project Cases (2018, Theater der Dinge Festival).
Marc Villanueva Mir
Barcelona, 1992. Graduate in Stage Directing and Dramaturgy from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona (2015) and in Literary Studies from the University of Barcelona (2017). He is currently studying the master’s degree in Arts in Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus- Liebig-Universität Gießen. Since 2016 he has worked as a performing artist and independent dramaturge. His projects focus on the ethical problems of representation, the performativity of discourse and the interrelations between knowledge and power.
His latest projects are El candidato (2018, Festival TNT), Correspondence #1 on the Importance of Time and Place, the Territory (2018, Frankfurter Kunstverein) and Sous la plage (2016, Festival TNT). As a dramaturge, he mainly works on documentary projects, dance pieces or interdisciplinary shows, such as Gentry (2018, Festival Grec), World of Wolves (2017, Festival Grec) and Bats&Clubs (2014, MACBA).
He has been resident artist at the Frankfurt LAB and the Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani de Girona (2016) and participant in the Internationales Forum of the Theatertreffen in Berlin (2017). He was granted an Agata Baum de Bernis fellowship by the Goethe-Institut and contributed to several projects by Rimini Protokoll. He is currently researching the production of intimacy and the links between marriage and nationality.