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Beth Escudé i Gallès
Beth Escudé i Gallès
Was born in Barcelona in 1963. She graduated in Theatre Directing from the Institut del Teatre de la Diputació in Barcelona (1992‑1997), and studied further in London and Pisa. She combines her activity as a writer for the stage with teaching, directing for theatre, work for numerous specialist magazines, colloquia, round tables and lectures. Since 2008 she has been Director of specialist strands in Directing and Playwriting at the Escola Superior d’Art Dramatic del Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, in which she teaches courses in Playwriting, (Adaptation of Classical plays, Dance analysis and Visual Analysis) and Staging theatre.
Amongst other plays, she has written the following: El desti de les violetes [The Detachment of Violets] (1994); El pensament per enemic [If I Were You] (1996); El color del gos quan fuig [Killing Time] (1996); Beats (1999); Ciudadano Âżque? [Citizen, who?] (1999) with Alejando Montiel; Les nenes mortes no creixen [Dead Girls Don’t Grow Up] (2000); El lladre i la senyora Guix [Photographic Memory also known as Keeping in Touch] (2001), radio play; Cabaret diabòlic [Diabolical Cabaret] (2003); Aurora De Gollada [Aurora MacBeheaded] (2006); and Boris I, rei d’Andorra [Boris I, King of Andorra] (2006).
She has directed the majority of her plays and has been working as a playwrihgt and director including the following performances: Mapa mundi, with Joan Baixas; Manes, by La Fura dels Baus; Hrotsvitha on the beach; Ful, Loft and Momentari by the dance company Nats Nus; and Fedra ± Hipòlit, by SP Produccions.
Her plays have been translated into Spanish, English, French and Italian.
She has won, amongst others, the following awards: Joaquim Bartrina 2001; Tricicle, Per Humor al Art 2002 and Ramón Vinyes 2003.
Available titles
Les nenes mortes no creixen /
Las niñas muertas no crecen

Dead Girls Don’t Grow Up