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Sergi Belbel
Sergi Belbel
Was born in Terrassa (Barcelona) in 1963. In 1986, he gained a degree in French and Romance Philology from the Universitat Autònoma in Barcelona, where he was a founding member of the Aula de Teatre in 1984. Since 1988, he has taught Drama Technique at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. He has recently been appointed artistic director of the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, and will take up this role in 2006.
Sergi Belbel is the author of the following plays, among others: Calidoscopios y faros de hoy (1985); La nit del Cigne (1986); Dins la seva memòria (1986); Minim.mal Show (1987), with Miquel Górriz; Elsa Schneider (1987); Òpera (1988); En companyia d’abisme [Deep Down] (1988); Tàlem [Fourplay] (1989); Carícies [Caresses] (1991); Desprás de la pluja [After the Rain] (1993); Morir (1994); Al mateix lloc (1996–97); Sóc lletja (1997), with Jordi Sánchez, La sang [Blood] (1998); El temps de Planck (1999); Això no ás vida, (2003), with Albert Espinosa and David Plana; Forasters [‘Blow‑ins’] (2003) and Mòbil (2005).
He has translated works by Racine, Georges Perec, Bernard‑Marie Koltès, Molière, etc. into Catalan. He has written scripts for television – Secrets de Família and Ivern – and cinema, and has directed for stage both his own texts (Minim.mal Show, Òpera, En companyia d’abisme, Tàlem, Carícies, Desprás de la pluja, Homes!, Soc lletja, Morir, El temps de Planck, Forasters), as well as by other authors (Georges Perec, Josá Sanchis Sinisterra, Samuel Beckett, Josep M. Benet i Jornet, Angel Guimerà, William Shakespeare, Carlo Goldoni, Molière, Neil Simon, David Mamet, Normand Chaurette, Calderón de la Barca, David Plana, Jardiel Poncela, Bernard‑Marie Koltès, Eduardo De Filippo, Jordi Galceran, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, Jean‑Michel Ribes and Marivaux). He has also directed Gioacchino Rossini’s opera Il viaggio a Reims.
Among the many prizes he has won, the following are most notable: Marquás de Bradomín, 1986; Nacional Ignasi Iglásias, 1987; Ojo Crítico de RNE, 1992; Nacional de Literatura Dramática de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 1993–95; Serra d’Or, 1994; Nacional de Literatura Dramática del Ministerio de Cultura Español, 1996; Molière, 1999; Nacional de Teatre de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 2000; Max de la Artes Escánicas, 2002; and Teatre BCN, 2004–2005.
Available titles
Tàlem / Talem
Forasters / Forasteros