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 dâ€™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 Donâ€™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 dâ€™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 Â±
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.