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José Ramón Fernández
José Ramón Fernández
Born in Madrid in 1962, José Ramón graduated from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid with a degree in Philology. He was Director of the Teatro de Rojas (Toledo) in 1989 and Jefe de Prensa at the Centro Nacional de Nuevas Tendencias Escénicas (1990‑1994) and the Centro Dramático Nacional (1995‑2001). Since 2004 he has worked in the Office of the Director General of the INAEM (Ministry of Culture, Spain). He has been a member of the El Astillero Collective since it was founded. He teaches a course in dramatic writing at the Laboratorio William Layton in Madrid.
He is author of a number of plays, including: Mariana (1991), Para quemar la memoria (1993), El silencio de las estaciones (1994), El cometa (1994), 1898 (1994), Dos (1995), Las mujeres fragantes (1995; new version in 2002), Una historia de fantasmas (1997), Mano amarilla (1997; new version in 2002), La tierra (1997), La hierba (1998), El criado del rico mercader (1999), Me perdí en tus ojos (2000), Si amanece nos vamos (2001), Juan Belmonte (2002), Ombra della sera (2002), Nina (2003), Hoy es mi cumpleaños (2003), El que fue mi hermano (Yakolev) (2004), Monólogo de la perra roja (2004), Meteco (2005) and Sueño y Capricho (2005).
He has taken part in a number of collaborative works, including: ¿Qué hizo Nora cuando se marchó? (1994), with Fernando Domenech, Juan Antonio Hormigón and Carlos Rodríguez; Sangre iluminada de amarillo (1994), with Pablo Calvo, Rafael Lassaleta and Ángel Solo; Estado hormonal (1998), with Margaret Jova; Estación Sur (1999), with Guillermo Heras, Raúl Hernández Garrido, Luis Miguel González Cruz and Juan Mayorga; Trilogía de la juventud I: Las manos (1998‑1999), with Yolanda Pallín and Javier García Yagüe; Trilogía de la juventud II: Imagina (1999‑2001), with Yolanda Pallín and Javier García Yagüe, Trilogía de la juventud III: 24/7 (2001‑2002), with Yolanda Pallín and Javier García Yagüe and La Safor with El Astillero.
He has based a number of dramatic texts on international works: Una modesta proposición (2000) on Jonathan Swift´s A modest proposal; Happy end (2000) on the operetta  by Brecht/Weill; El trueno dorado (2001) on the novel by Ramón del Valle‑Inclán; El señor Badanas (2002) on the play by Carlos Arniches; Bodas de sangre (2003) on the play by Federico García Lorca; El día de las locuras; Fígaro de Beaumarchais (2004) on Las bodas de Fígaro by M. de Beaumarchais and Los papalagi (Una tribu muy rara) (2005) on the words of the Samoan chief Tuiavii de Tiavea transcribed by Erich Scheurmann.
He has also written the novel No olvides a tus muertos (1992).
His work has been translated into Arabic, Catalan, Galician, French, English and Italian.
José Ramón has also been awarded the following prizes: Premio Nacional Calderón de la Barca, 1993; Lope de Vega, 2003; and finalist in the Premio Tirso de Molina, 1998. For his collaborative works (the Trilogía de la juventud) he has won the Celestina 1999, Ojo Crítico 1999, El País de las Tentaciones 2001, Premio de la Crítica de Valencia 2002 and Max de las Artes Escénicas 2002.

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